South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) applauds a recent letter sent by the South Dakota congressional delegation to President Donald Trump urging him to make U.S. agriculture exports a priority with trading partners around the world.


“Our delegation is fully aware of the impacts on producers of recent market uncertainty,” said Scott VanderWal, SDFB President. “We appreciate the support farmers and ranchers are receiving from South Dakota’s elected leaders in Washington, D.C. This is a positive step as we continue to watch this issue very closely.”


The joint correspondence from U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) stated the delegation does not support making

agriculture exports bear the brunt of retaliatory actions in response to current U.S. trade negotiations.  Thune, Rounds and Noem urged the President to make U.S. agricultural exports a priority and to negotiate with our trading partners to protect agriculture products from all existing and future tariffs.


Full text of the letter can be viewed by following this link:

Letter from Congressional Delegation

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