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


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.

New Archery Range to be Unveiled in Wall


An archery shoot-out will take place on Friday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the first phase of the new Wall Archery Range located in Wall, S.D.

Rescued Baby Calf Photo Wins Annual Photo Contest


Winners have been announced for the annual South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers photo contest. “Telling Your Ag Story” was the theme for the annual photo contest, which awards cash prizes to winners and the opportunity for winning photos to be published in Tri-State Livestock News Ag Pride Edition, as well as utilized in South Dakota Farm Bureau promotional material.

New Cattle Breeding Program Coming to McCrossan Boys Ranch


Project Made Possible by South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative Ten beef cattle will be donated this week to McCrossan Boys Ranch as part of a new Cattle Breeding Program the Ranch is initiating. An event to celebrate “the cows coming home” will be held at McCrossan Boys Ranch west of Sioux Falls on Thursday, June 8 at 4 p.m.

New Opportunities Ahead for United States Meat Exports


Increased trade and marketing opportunities for exporting U.S. meat was the message attendees heard at the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) spring conference held recently in Arlington, VA.

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.