South Dakota Farmers Union recently visited farmers in northeastern South Dakota who dealt with a wet fall, a snowy winter, and another wet spring. Some crops were still in the fields this spring because of the wet fall, and many crops aren't going to be planted this spring.
Farmers and landowners have until Tuesday, June 1, 2010, to sign up for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. More than 75 percent of an expected 1.7 million farms have already enrolled.
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke testified Tuesday morning at a field hearing of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee laying out the organization’s priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill. Sombke, along with other South Dakota farmers and ranchers, gave their thoughts on what should be included in the next Farm Bill. The field hearing was held on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D..
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke will testify tomorrow at the hearing of the United States House Agriculture Committee on the drafting of the 2012 Farm Bill. The hearing will be held at the Edith Mortenson Center Theater on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. The hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m.
South Dakota Farmers Union President (SDFU) Doug Sombke today praised President Barack Obama for signing a disaster declaration that makes 30 counties across the state eligible for disaster assistance. The announcement was made yesterday.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Dakota to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm on April 2, 2010, and severe flooding this spring.