Nonmeandered Waters Focus of South Dakota Farm Bureau Radio Show


A special interim committee in South Dakota studying nonmeandered waters will be the subject of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Town and Country Radio show airing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. on KELO radio.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supportive of Perdue Plan to Focus on Trade


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) announced their support for a plan announced today by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to create a new undersecretary position focusing on trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

A Final Act of Kindness


Putting others first was the philosophy of South Dakota Farm Bureau member Jane Gebhart of Meadow, S.D. Two days before Gebhart passed away following a brief illness, she spent her time assembling welcome bags with her grandchildren that were donated to help women and children at a shelter in Spearfish, S.D.

Secretary Perdue Will Serve as a Strong Voice for America's Agriculture Industry


The confirmation of Sonny Perdue to the position of Secretary of Agriculture is drawing loud support from South Dakota Farm Bureau. SDFB President Scott VanderWal, who also serves as Vice President for the American Farm Bureau says with Perdue’s confirmation, action for agriculture in the new Administration can now begin.

Biotechnology in Food Production:  Friend or Foe?


Biotechnology in food production is the focus of a presentation featuring Julie Borlaug on April 12 at 7 p.m. on the South Dakota State University Campus in Brookings.

Agriculture in German focus of Study Trip


Three South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members recently had the opportunity to learn about agriculture in Germany first-hand through a study trip sponsored in part by SDFB.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Kicks Off Ag Week at the Ronald McDonald House


Farm and ranch families of South Dakota Farm Bureau kicked off Ag Week as they donated close to $1,500 worth of groceries to the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota Gives Back


Relief is on the way to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses following devastating fires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Beresford, S.D. farmer Jed Olbertson, in cooperation with South Dakota Farm Bureau, is coordinating donations of hay and financial support that will be shared with those in need.

Century Farm Program to Expand in 2017


South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 150 years will be recognized for the first time this year as Sesquicentennial Farms during the Century Farm celebration at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, August 31, 2017.

Farm Bureau Focusing on Engagement


Farm Bureau members from across the country were challenged to get more involved in policy decisions that impact farming and ranching at the annual FUSION conference held recently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Centennial Celebration of South Dakota Farm Bureau Recognized by Governor Dennis Daugaard


South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard today issued an Executive Proclamation honoring 2017 as the Centennial Celebration of South Dakota Farm Bureau.

Financial Planning Session Coming


Farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about financial planning for their operation will want to attend "It's All About the Numbers" on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m. at the Watertown Farm Show.

South Dakota Farm Organization Supports Supreme Court Nominee


South Dakota Farm Bureau announced their support for President Donald Trump’s nomination of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Come Visit South Dakota Farm Bureau at Black Hills Stock Show


South Dakota Farm Bureau will have a strong presence at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 27 – Feb. 4 in Rapid City.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Leadership Hopeful for Next Step in International Trade Discussion


South Dakota Farm Bureau wants the new administration to take another look at international trade opportunities such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

SDFB Josh Geigle Presents at American Farm Bureau Convention


South Dakota Farm Bureau member Josh Geigle was part of a panel discussion at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention held recently in Phoenix, Arizona.

Perdue Named Nominee for Ag Secretary


President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as his choice for Secretary of Agriculture. This nomination is the final selection for the new Trump administration.

Nomination Hearings Begin for Nominee Scott Pruitt


Nomination hearings are being held on Wednesday for Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, is the latest member of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees to face formal Senate hearings.

Applications Being Accepted for South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship


The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) announced today that applications are now being accepted for scholarships for college-bound high school as well as current college and continuing students.

American Farm Bureau Delegates Send Message to Capitol Hill


American Farm Bureau delegates sent an urgent message to lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week regarding how important regulatory reform is for agriculture and rural America. South Dakota Farm Bureau members were among 5,000 Farm Bureau members representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting held January 7-11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Applications Available for South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative


Applications are now being accepted for the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Federation Centennial Community Initiative grant. SDFB will be reinvesting $100,000 in local communities for community improvement projects in 2017 as part of the organization’s centennial year.

Providing the Tools for Success


Young people involved in agriculture are invited to participate in the South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF& R) Winter Conference, January 20-21, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, S.D.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Rep. Noem Legislation


South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is taking the lead in curbing rising health insurance costs thanks to introducing legislation to repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT).

South Dakota Farm Bureau Honors Members at Annual Convention


South Dakota Farm Bureau honored several SDFB members with award during its recent Annual Convention.

Young Farmers & Ranchers Winter Conference to be Held


Young people in agriculture are invited to attend the annual South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Winter Conference, January 20-21, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Year End Financial Training Coming to Watertown


The Codington / Hamlin Farm Bureau will be presenting a year-end financial training on December 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Watertown Pizza Ranch. The event is free and open to area Farm Bureau members.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Kicks off Centennial Celebration by Giving Back to Area Communities


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) kicked off their centennial celebration last weekend in Rapid City and announced it will be reinvesting $100,000 in local communities during their centennial year in 2017.

Kailey's Pig "Tales" Named Accurate Ag Book for 2017


The South Dakota Farm Bureau’s Women Leadership Team (WLT) announced their Accurate Ag Book for the coming year at the 2016 SDFB Annual Convention. The book that was selected is written by Dan Yunk, former CEO of the Kansas Farm Bureau and is titled Kailey's Pig 'Tales’.

TransAtlantic Discussion to be Held on Future of Family Farms


South Dakota Farm Bureau will be participating in a TransAtlantic Dialogue on the Future of Family Farms. The discussion will take place on December 8, 2016 from 12-5:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City, Iowa. The discussion is part of ongoing TransAtlantic Dialogue with the German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest and is free and open to the public.

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Kickoff Centennial year with announcement of theme and statewide Initiative


South Dakota Farm Bureau will begin a yearlong celebration of its 2017 Centennial year. To commemorate the event, the organization will announce plans to reinvest in South Dakota communities during its 99th Convention at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City.

South Dakota Farm Bureau statement on S.D. election results


South Dakota Farm Bureau congratulates Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem on their successful re-election to represent South Dakotans in Washington, D.C. The overwhelming voting majority emphasized their support for the dedication and results Thune and Noem deliver on behalf of the state.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supportive of SDSU President's Role on new EPA Committee


South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn was recently named to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency's newly formed Agriculture Science Committee. Dunn's selection to the new 20-member committee was elevated and supported by the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF).

Policy Development on Tap for South Dakota Farm Bureau Annual Convention


South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation will be holding it's 99th Annual Convention Nov. 18-19, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, in Rapid City.

Geigle Awarded John J McCloy Fellowship


Josh Geigle, Pennington County Farm Bureau President, has been awarded the John J. McCloy Fellowship through the American Farm Bureau Federation.

South Dakota Young Farmers and Ranchers Visit Washington DC


Eight members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) team returned recently from a trip to our nation's capital. The trip included visits and briefings with the South Dakota congressional delegation, the American Farm Bureau Federation offices, USDA office as well as tours around D.C.

South Dakota Farm Bureau's 99th Annual Convention


Registration and Agenda Information for the SDFB 99th Annual Convention

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Recognize Outstanding Member


South Dakota Farm Bureau is accepting nominations for the Anne Hunter award. The award is given each year to one or more South Dakota Farm Bureau members at the South Dakota Farm Bureau Annual meeting. The 2016 meeting will take place November 18 & 19 in Rapid City, SD.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Pushing for Support of Trans Pacific Partnership


A day after trade issues were discussed at the first 2016 Presidential debate, officials from South Dakota Farm Bureau are continuing their support for the Trans-Pacific Partnershi (TPP).

South Dakota Farm & Ranch Families Honored for a Century or More on the Land


More than 80 farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2016 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century Farm or Quasquicentennial Farm award from the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

USDA grant awarded to establish an agriculture wetland mitigation bank in South Dakota


South Dakota Farm Bureau awarded a US Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $1 million to establish an agriculture wetland mitigation bank in South Dakota.

Wetland Mitigation Banking Focus of Forum at Dakotafest


South Dakota Farm Bureau presenting Wetland Mitigation Forum at Dakotafest, Wednesday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m., in the Reaves Technology and Innovation Building

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall to Attend Dakotafest


AFBF President, Zippy Duvall will join SDFB at the 2016 Dakotafest farm show August 16-18 at the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, SD.

Deadline for South Dakota 100 and 125 Year Farm & Ranch Recognition Coming Up Fast


Deadline for submitting SD 100 and 125 Farm & Ranch Recognition at SD State Fair is August 11, 2016.

"Chalk it up to Ag" at the SD State Fair


SD Farm Bureau has teamed with SD State Fair to offer an interactive chalk art contest with an agricultural theme during the 2016 SD State Fair.

Sen. Thune is honored with "Golden Plow" award from American Farm Bureau


Sen. John Thune awarded "Golden Plow" award from AFBF, which is the highest recognition the organization grants members of Congress.

Farm Bureau Cares Trailer is used to serve volunteers harvesting for injured farmer


Haakon County Farm Bureau and SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers used the Farm Bureau Cares Trailer to grill burgers and brats for volunteers that came together to help a farmer bring in his wheat harvest when he could not do it himself due to serious burns he suffered helping put out a fire on a neighbors farm.

Noem, Cramer, Peterson Introduce Legislation to Address Wetland Determination Backlog


Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD), Kevin Cramer (R-ND0, and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Wetland Determinations Efficiency and Transparency Act. This legislation aims to address the backlog of wetland determinations and enact permanent reforms that make the determination process more efficient, accountable, and transparent.

SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD


SD Farm Bureau partners with SDSU Extension to accept applications for beefSD Class 3

Communicate for agriculture as SDFB's Marketing Communications Director


South Dakota Farm Bureau is looking to fill a Marketing Communications Director position.

SDFB seeks to fill Regional Farm Bureau Manager position


Job Opportunity posting for SDFB Regional Manager position

South Dakota Farm Bureau hosts Milbank meeting focused on progressive agriculture


Grant-Deuel County Farm Bureau host a meeting in Milbank, SD for progressive agriculture producers.

Farm Bureau Donation Stocks Kitchens at Sioux Falls Ronald McDonald Houses


South Dakota Farm Bureau farmers & ranchers delivered $1300 worth of groceries to the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls.

West River Reporting Favorable Weather, Low Disease Pressure for Calving


West River calving reports are coming in positive due to overall favorable weather and no "non-typical" disease reports.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Unveils New Website


SD Farm Bureau unveils a new look to its website.