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Turner County Fair to unveil new building for this year's event

7/24/2017

How does the oldest county fair in South Dakota keep growing and expanding? Community commitment and support is behind the latest addition to the Turner County Fair in Parker, S.D., where a new commercial building is being constructed to keep pace with growing demand from those who want to interact with over 80,000 attendees who take in the annual event.

Healthy Soil Brings Healthy Food to Your Family’s Table is Focus of South Dakota Farm Bureau Radio Show

7/21/2017

The connection between healthy soil and healthy food will be the subject of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Town and Country Radio show airing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. on KELO AM radio.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Applauds USDA's Decision to Open More Land for Emergency Haying and Grazing

7/20/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau announced their support to today’s move by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make more land available for emergency haying and grazing.

Student Athletes to Benefit from Shot Clocks

7/18/2017

Student athletes in four South Dakota school districts will benefit from improvements to their basketball courts, thanks to funds from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

Farms and Ranches Need Tax Relief Now, SDFB President Tells Congress

7/14/2017

Farm and ranch families need a permanent tax code that boosts the agricultural economy and frees them to reinvest in their businesses, South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy on Thursday.

North Central South Dakota to Benefit from South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative

7/10/2017

A north central South Dakota community will celebrate improvements to provide more housing to the community of Herreid on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. A refurbished 8 plex on Main Street in Herreid is possible thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

Additional Grazing Opens Up for Farmers and Ranchers

7/1/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau is encouraged by the announcement earlier today that additional grazing is opening up for South Dakota farmers and ranchers impacted by the current drought.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Sen. Thune Request to USDA

6/27/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau applauds U.S. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D) letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the reversal of a USDA requirement that forces farmers and ranchers to destroy useable hay that would soon be harvested according to a CRP mid-contract management practice.

Roberts County 4-H Horse Project Recognized by South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative

6/26/2017

Roberts County 4-H Members will celebrate improvements to benefit the counties Horse Program on Wednesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. during the Roberts County 4-H Horse Show at the Arena in Sisseton, S.D. The purchase of a new sound system and educational safety equipment is the result of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

Sanborn County 4-H Fairground Improvements Made Possible by South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative

6/22/2017

Sanborn County 4-H Members will celebrate improvements made at their fairgrounds on Monday, June 26 at Noon during the Sanborn County 4-H Horse Show at the fairgrounds in Forestburg, S.D. A newly built crows nest is the featured improvement, which is among the list of statewide projects funded through the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

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