Posts for 2010

SDFU Delivers Brown Bag Lunches to Patron/Owners of Howard Co-op

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South Dakota Farmers Union hosted another Brown Bag lunch event Wednesday, October 13 for members of the Howard Farmers Cooperative. The event is in celebration of October being Co-op Month in South Dakota.

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EPA Approves E15 for 2007 Vehicles and Newer

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an initial decision to allow E15 (15% ethanol) in cars model year 2007 and newer.

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Brown Bag Event Held at Arlington's Prairie Ag Partners Coop

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South Dakota Farmers Union, along with Kingsbury County Farmers Union, sponsored a 'Brown Bag' lunch event at the Prairie Ag Partners Cooperative at Arlington, S.D.

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SDFU Tailgates at SDSU's Beef Bowl

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South Dakota Farmers Union cheered on the South Dakota State University Jackrabbit football team Saturday, October 9, as they battled Western Illinois in the annual 'Beef Bowl." SDFU sponsored a tailgating spot in 'The Backyard," the area reserved for tailgating before Jackrabbit football games.

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SDFU Holds First 'Brown Bag' Event

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Brookings County Farmers Union, Deuel/Grant County Farmers Union, and South Dakota Farmers Union teamed up with the Deuel County Farmers Union Oil Company Cooperative October 8 for the first of many 'Brown Bag' lunch events this month.

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SDFU Brown Bag Events Scheduled

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October is 'Co-op Month' and to celebrate South Dakota Farmers Union will host a number of 'Brown Bag' events at several cooperatives across the state this month to thank the patron/owners of the cooperatives for their continued patronage. If you're a member of one of the following co-ops please stop by and have lunch on us. Below is a schedule of the Brown Bag Events.

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South Dakota Wind Partners, LLC Raises $16 million Investment Goal

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South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke praised the organizers of South Dakota Wind Partners, LLC (SDWP) on reaching the goal of raising $16 million in investments for a wind farm in the state. South Dakota Farmers Union was a founding member of SDWP, and contributed seed money to the project.

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Farmers Union Members Get Big Discount for Midwest Wind Expo

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Industry and government leaders are set to address hundreds of wind industry attendees during the inaugural Midwest Wind Summit & Expo October 4-6, 2010 in Brookings, S.D. The event will be headlined by Cascadia Capital Chairman and CEO, Michael Butler, who will provide a keynote address focusing on energy policy and future demand for transmission. These two key issues will set the foundation for more investment, new financing and M&A in the industry. Many nationally known experts will also speak during the three day event, and it will also include a tour of a wind farm, breakout sessions, and other activities.

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New Executive Director to Lead SDFU Foundation

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South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke has named Leslie Rupiper Morrow as the new Executive Director of the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. Rupiper Morrow takes the place of Julie Bartling who resigned last month to focus on her campaign for South Dakota State Auditor.

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South Dakotans Visit Washington to Talk with Lawmakers, Other Officials

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South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) members from across the state have returned from Washington, D.C., after three days of meetings with lawmakers and government officials in the nation’s capital. Over two dozen South Dakotans traveled to Washington for the National Farmers Union’s annual Fall Fly-In held September 13-15.

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National Farmers Union Honors Sen. Johnson with Golden Triangle Award

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During a meeting Wednesday, September 15, in Washington, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) was awarded the 2010 Golden Triangle Award from the National Farmers Union (NFU), recognizing his commitment to issues affecting family farmers in South Dakota. The award is the highest honor for government service given by the organization.

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Farmers Union Members Prepare to Attend Washington, D.C., Fly-In

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About two dozen Farmers Union members from across the state of South Dakota will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to attend the annual National Farmers Union Fly-In. South Dakota's delegation will join hundreds of Farmers Union members from across the country in the nation's capital to talk face-to-face with lawmakers about the issues facing agriculture and rural America.

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Thousands Attend Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair

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Thousands of people attended Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair Saturday, September 4, at Huron. The day began on the Freedom Stage where Farmers Union Insurance, along with the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, honored the recipients of the 2010 "Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow" college scholarships. 25 high school seniors will share $25,000 in scholarships funded by Farmers Union Insurance Agents from across the state. You can read more about the scholarship ceremony by clicking here.

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Rural Dakota Pride Awards 2010

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Four outstanding South Dakotans were honored Saturday, September 4, as recipients of the 2010 Rural Dakota Pride Award from the South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Foundation. A ceremony was held on the Freedom Stage during Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The Rural Dakota Pride Award program was established through the SDFU Foundation three years ago with the awards designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through volunteer efforts in their local communities.

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Scholarship Winners Honored at State Fair

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Farmers Union Insurance, along with the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, honored the outstanding recipients of the 3rd Annual "Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow" scholarships. 25 high school seniors will share $25,000 in scholarships to South Dakota universities, colleges or technical schools. The scholarship program is funded by Farmers Union Insurance agents across the state of South Dakota. A ceremony was held during Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Participate in 'Know Your Next Governor' Forum

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The two men vying for the job of South Dakota governor squared off today at the ‘Know Your Next Governor Forum’ sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, S.D. Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R-Garretson) and Sen. Scott Heidepriem (D-Sioux Falls) took questions from the audience about the future of agriculture, rural communities, renewable energy, the future of the State Fair and other topics. About 500 people crowded around the Freedom Stage at the fair to listen to the candidates discuss the issues.

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Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair this Saturday

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South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) is sponsoring ‘Farmers Union Day’ at the South Dakota State Fair Saturday, September 4, 2010. Farmers Union Day will feature several events including a free Ag Appreciation Luncheon and the ‘Know Your Next Governor’ gubernatorial candidate forum.

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"Know Your Next Governor" Forum Scheduled Sept. 4 at State Fair

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Gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard  and Sen. Scott Heidepriem have agreed to participate in the ‘Know Your Next Governor’ forum at the South Dakota State Fair Saturday, September 4, 2010. The forum is sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union, and will be held during Farmers Union Day at the fair. The forum will take place on the State Fair’s Freedom Stage from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Hoven FFA Chapter Wins First-Ever Team Up to Safety Quiz Bowl

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The FFA chapter from Hoven, S.D., has won the first annual “Team Up to Safety” Quiz Bowl Competition sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union. The quiz bowl finals were held Tuesday, August 17, inside the South Dakota State University Forum Pavilion at DakotaFest in Mitchell. Members of the winning team included Erik Kaiser, Reid Kaiser, Andy Rausch, and Darin Stoecker.

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SDFU to Host 'Team Up to Safety' Quiz Bowl Finals at DakotaFest

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South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) will host the first annual “Team up to Safety Quiz Bowl” competition finals August 17, 2010, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Forum Pavilion during the annual DakotaFest farm show at Mitchell, S.D.

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