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News Releases from South Dakota Farm Bureau.




AFBF President Duvall on US Presidential Election


AFBF President Zippy Duvall provides information on the upcoming US Presidential election.

Feed the Farmer Taking Place Oct. 12-15


County Farm Bureau members in several northeastern South Dakota communities are joining together to Feed the Farmer, Oct. 12-15.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Urging Voters to Oppose Amendment A -  Recreational Marijuana a Clear Threat to Safe Farm Operations


As part of Farm Safety Week, Sept. 20-26, South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is urging voters to oppose Constitutional Amendment A in November. Amendment A would legalize recreational marijuana, make it available in stores and allow it to be used in places where families gather.

Farm and Ranch Families Honored at South Dakota State Fair


Farm and ranch families who have consistently owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2020 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century, Quasquicentennial or Sesquicentennial Farm and Ranch award from South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Offer Virtual Dakotafest Educational Forums


The cancellation of Dakotafest at the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, S.D. is not stopping Dakotafest organizers from providing educational forums on the days Dakotafest would have been held. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be leading a number of the virtual forums Aug. 18-20, 2020.

Member Invite to Pasture to Plate Webinar


We’re excited to announce that Mike Pearson, from Zaner Group, will be joining us for our next webinar on August 6th at 7:30 p.m. CT. Mike will be giving us some market updates and his insight into what we can expect moving into fall.

Dakotafest to Honor Woman Farmer / Rancher of the Year


Dakotafest producers will be honoring hard-working female farmers and ranchers at a virtual ceremony on Aug. 20. Five nominees will be chosen, and a winner will be announced during a special Women in Ag event that will be held virtually on Aug. 20.

Update from SDFB President Scott VanderWal


Last week many of you had the opportunity to join us for a phone call President Donald Trump had with Farm Bureau national, state, county leaders and staff during the virtual AFBF board meeting and Council of Presidents.

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Begin Webinar Series Focusing on Cattle and Beef Industries and the Food Supply Chain


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will begin an eight-part webinar series that will focus on the cattle and beef industries and the food supply chain. The webinar is made possible by a partnership between SDFB and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Deadline Approaching to Take Advantage of SBA Assistance


Farmers, ranchers, and ag related industries have until June 30, 2020 to take advantage of the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for economic impacts due to COVID-19.