For the third straight year, the FFA team from Wolsey-Wessington High School won the Team up to Safety quiz bowl competition sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union. A total of four teams competed in the quiz bowl finals Tuesday, Aug. 20, during the Dakotafest Farm Show at Mitchell for the title of quiz bowl champion.
A broad coalition made up of South Dakota agriculture, energy, conservation and technology groups, and the state’s largest network of food banks held a press conference today to announce a “Back the Farm Bill” campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need for a comprehensive, five-year federal farm bill. The campaign includes a social media campaign. To like the effort on Facebook just click here.
South Dakota Farmers Union testified at a hearing Tuesday, July 30, in Pierre held by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to adopt new grain buyer and grain warehouse rules. The new rules deal with voluntary credit sale contracts, agreements made between a grain buyer and seller to delay payment or deliver grain on credit. The new rules were proposed as part of the issues surrounding the Anderson Seed Company insolvency in February 2012 that cost producers an estimated $2.6 million.