News headlines from South Dakota Farm Bureau
South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers need a reliable, dependable workforce to help make sure they can continue to put food on the kitchen table. At times, farm work is seasonal or temporary and requires a specific skill. With rural populations declining, our farmers and ranchers are finding it more difficult to find workers to fill these temporary jobs.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) congratulates Blair Brothers Angus Ranch of Sturgis, S.D., as they were recently announced as winners of the Leopold Conservation award, which honors private landowners for their conservation efforts.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) are again partnering to recognize South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years and more. The Century Farm celebration will take place at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has established a page on the SDFB website at www.sdfbf.org to serve as a one-stop resource for timely information and updates on the COVID-19 situation and the impact to South Dakota farmers and ranchers.
I wanted to provide a few updates on some developments that have taken place in the past couple of weeks. The passage last evening of the CARES Act by the Senate represents more than a week of unprecedented bipartisan work for the American people. Although it included a lot of partisan fighting, it is an important step to jump starting our economy nation-wide during this difficult time.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is carefully following the commodity markets, in particular the beef cattle market, and monitoring reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The movie “SILO” will bring awareness to grain entrapment safety on March 10, 2020, in Webster, thanks to support from community organizations.
The South Dakota Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) will participate in Ag Day on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has expanded its state board of directors by two new appointed positions, creating a 13-member board. Joining the board are Mark Salvador of Sioux Falls S.D., representing agri-business members; and Jennifer Hurlbert of Raymond, S.D., representing student members.
South Dakota Farm Bureau is encouraging citizens to attend upcoming Township meetings the first Tuesday in March to take part in the conversation regarding challenges facing communities where local roads, bridges and infrastructure were damaged by weather events in 2019.