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South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Hosting Succession Planning Events


Planning for the next farming and ranching generation involves many challenges as well as emotional issues. To help, the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) is hosting two succession planning seminars.

VanderWal Testifies Before Congressional Committee on Trade


American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal and Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening today warned Congress that many farms will lose money and even go out of business entirely if the growing trade war continues. Each called for a resumption of talks and removal of tariffs that are undoing decades of progress in trade.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Recent Letter sent to Trump Administration


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) applauds a recent letter sent by the South Dakota congressional delegation to President Donald Trump urging him to make U.S. agriculture exports a priority with trading partners around the world.

Join South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) at the Birdcage


Minnehaha County Farm Bureau is bringing back Farm Bureau Night at the Sioux Falls Canaries game on Monday, July 16 at the home of the Canaries, the Birdcage.

SD Farm Bureau to host Hawaiian Luau at Turner County Fairgrounds


Celebrate summer with South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) at a Hawaiian Luau on Wednesday, July 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building on the Turner County Fairgrounds in Parker, S.D. The SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) in that area are hosting the event along with local county Farm Bureaus.

Call to Action from South Dakota Farm Bureau


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) urges agriculture producers and businesses to be in contact with South Dakota congressional representatives on the impact of escalating tariffs and potential trade wars on producers in South Dakota.

SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD Class 4


SDSU Extension is now accepting applications for beefSD Class 4. BeefSD is an intensive two-year educational program designed to take participants to the next level in beef production. Class 4 is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018. To date, 110 people from 62 South Dakota cattle operations have completed the program

Sharing Good Food With Families in the Hospital


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) presented a $1,750 check recently to the Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation. The funds will be used to provide meals to families that have pediatric patients staying in the hospital.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Awards Six Scholarships


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce six winners of the 2018 SDFB Scholarship.

South Dakota Farm Bureau urges comments on proposed tariffs


Farmers and ranchers are urged to submit comments opposing a proposed import tariff by China on goods from the United States to China. U.S. goods affected in the tariff include beef, soybeans, sorghum and airplanes. The Chinese tariff is in response to a recommended tariff the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has posed to China.