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Marketing Update for SDFB Members with Mike Pearson of Ag News Daily


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) understands producers are facing uncertainty and volatility in the current markets. SDFB wants to make sure our members have access to important marketing information for both crops and livestock.

Update From SDFB President VanderWal


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.

SDFB is monitoring market impacts due to COVID-19


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.

2020 SD Legislative Session Recap


The main business of the 2020 legislative session concluded Thursday evening, March 12th. Legislators will return to Pierre on March 30 to consider vetoes from the Governor. The Governor has already sent two veto messages to the House of Representatives

Grain Entrapment Awareness Coming to Webster


The movie “SILO” will bring awareness to grain entrapment safety on March 10, 2020, in Webster, thanks to support from community organizations.

SDFB to Be Part of Ag Day in Sioux Falls


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.

SDFB Adds Two New Members to State Board of Directors


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.

Take Part in Area Township Annual Meetings


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.

SDFB Members Gather at State Capitol


South Dakota Farm Bureau county leaders from across the state joined members of the SDFB board of directors and staff at the state capitol in Pierre for a full day of committee meetings, discussions with Gov. Kristi Noem, Sec. of Agriculture Kim Vanneman and other elected officials.

Livestock Zoning Bill on Senate Floor TODAY at 1 pm Immediate Action Needed


Please give one final reach out to your Senator to encourage them to voice support for SB 157. It will be voted on today on the Senate Floor.