South Dakota Farm Bureau Hitting the Road to Share Information on Carbon & Climate
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and County Farm Bureaus are hosting informational sessions to inform producers on issues relating to Climate Smart Agriculture and the Drought Monitor. An update will also be provided on the SDFB Health Plans.
2021 SDFB Scholarship Recipients:
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce eight winners of the 2021 SDFB Scholarship.
Agriculture Producers at Forefront of Protecting Natural Resources
To a farmer and a rancher, Earth Day is every day. Farmers and ranchers are at the forefront of climate-smart farming, putting scientific solutions, technology and innovation to work to protect our land, air and water to feed the world.
Dakotafest Calls for Woman Farmer/Rancher of the Year Nominations
IDEAg Group LLC., producers of Dakotafest, seeks nominations for the second-annual Dakotafest Woman Farmer/Rancher of the Year award.
2021 LEAP (Leadership - Education - Advocacy - Promotion) Conference
Join MFBF and SDFBF members for the 2021 LEAP (Leadership - Education - Advocacy - Promotion) Conference on July 16-17, 2021 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. This conference is designed to provide leadership and advocacy training for all Farm Bureau members. The conference is planned and hosted by the Promotion & Education and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committees.
Take Time to Appreciate Little Things in Life topic of free Zoom Presentation
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee (YF&R) will be hosting a one-night virtual event featuring Watertown author Mitch Reed
South Dakota to Celebrate Century Farms and Ranches
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) are again partnering to recognize South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years and more. The Century Farm celebration will take place at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.
South Dakota Governor Signs SD 87 Into Law
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem today signed Senate Bill 87 into law. The bill will allow South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) to provide health care coverage to SDFB members.
South Dakota Farm Bureau to Offer Scholarships
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is once again offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students whose parents or guardians are current members of South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years.
South Dakota Farm Bureau to be at Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo and Part of Ag Adventure Zone
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 29 – Feb. 6, 2021 in Rapid City.
Testimony will be Heard on SB 87 on Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m.
Testimony will be heard on SB 87, a bill proposed by South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) that would allow SDFB to offer a quality health care coverage option to members. The health care plan would include a national network of providers and operate much like health care coverage options offered at companies with self-funded pools.
South Dakota Farm Bureau to Offer Health Care Legislation during 2021 Session
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is working on legislation to be considered during the 2021 legislative session that would allow SDFB to offer a quality health care coverage option to members. The health care plan would include a national network of providers and operate much like health care coverage options offered at companies with self-funded pools.
SD Farm Bureau to Offer Health Care Legislation During 2021 Session
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is proposing legislation to be considered during the 2021 South Dakota legislative session that would allow SDFB to offer a quality health care coverage option to members. The health care plan would include a national network of providers and operate much like health care coverage options offered at companies with self-funded pools.
SDFB Participates in Virtual AFBF Convention
Bryan Moes of Florence, placed among the Top 10 contestants in the Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture Competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Virtual Convention that was held January 11-13, 2020.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Creation of Combined South Dakota Ag and Natural Resources Department
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has more than 100-years of a proven track record for visionary leadership and having the pulse on the needs of the agriculture industry in South Dakota. Our commonsense values and trusted influence in the state are why SDFB confidently supports merging the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Merger of Dept. of Ag and Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources Subject of Call with Gov. Noem
The Governor has proposed the merger of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources into a new department, the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Christmas Greetings from President VanderWal
I wanted to share a few thoughts with you as we prepare to wrap up another year and celebrate the Christmas season.
Farm Bureau Blankets South Dakota
The South Dakota Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) is “Blanketing South Dakota” with over 200 fleece blankets. The blankets were hand-made this summer by members of the team and the blanketing South Dakota effort was announced at the SDFB Annual Convention.
Woonsocket Man Named to SDFB Board of Directors
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has appointed Nathan Linke of Woonsocket, S.D., to represent student members on the state board of directors for a one-year term. This is the second year SDFB student members have been part of the leadership team of the state ag organization.
SDFB Women’s Leadership Team Announces Books of the Year at SDFB Convention
“Staying Safe on Jaxon’s Farm” and “Full of Beans” were unveiled this past weekend as the SDFB Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) Books of the Year. The Book of the Year presentation is held each year as part of the Sharing Our Harvest luncheon at the SDFB Annual Convention.
Friend of Agriculture Awards Presented by South Dakota Farm Bureau
Three South Dakota agri-businesses were honored recently with the “Friend of Agriculture” award by South Dakota Farm Bureau at their 103rd Convention held in Rapid City.
SDFB elects leadership and names award winners at 103rd Convention
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) held their 103rd Annual Convention in Rapid City, Nov. 20-21, 2020. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall headlined the two-day event that included agricultural policy discussions, election of board leadership and special awards.
South Dakota Farm Bureau to Hold 103rd Convention in Rapid City
Forward Together is the theme for the 103rd Annual South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Convention, Nov. 20-21, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza and Rapid City Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D. Registration for the event is now open and available at www.sdfbf.org.
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.
Covid-19 Relief Program Zoom Call TONIGHT!
South Dakota Farm Bureau will be hosting a member only Zoom video conference with the Small Business Administration TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Covid-19 Relief Programs Topic of SDFB Member Only Zoom Call
Join South Dakota Farm Bureau for a member only Zoom video conference with the Small Business Administration on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Recent Decision on Dicamba Labels Generates Concern
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is urging the EPA to ensure dicamba remains available to producers this growing season for over-the-top applications to soybeans following a recent court decision that cancelled the registration of three dicamba labels.
TONIGHT Sen. Mike Rounds will Discuss Cattle Markets on Webex Call
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members will have the opportunity to participate in a member only Webex call with Sen. Mike Rounds TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Recognize Scholarship Winners
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) awarded seven scholarships to high school seniors and college students whose parents or guardians are current members of South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years.
Sen. Mike Rounds will be the featured guest on SDFB Webex Meeting
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members will have the opportunity to participate in a member only Webex call with Sen. Mike Rounds on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
Decision Affirms NRCS Must Obey Its Own Rules
A battle over a farmer’s right to use and care for his own land is one step closer to being resolved. A determination by the director of USDA’s National Appeals Division admonishes the Natural Resources Conservation Service for failing to obey its own rules, favoring a farmer who battled NRCS for more than a decade. The decision is a welcome signal that concerns from across the countryside about NRCS conservation compliance are being heard.
Ag Community Appreciates Rounds' Support of Guest Worker Program
South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers need a reliable, dependable workforce to help make sure they can continue to put food on the kitchen table. At times, farm work is seasonal or temporary and requires a specific skill. With rural populations declining, our farmers and ranchers are finding it more difficult to find workers to fill these temporary jobs.
New! Farmers and ranchers have exclusive access to EIDL funds for working capital
Farmers, ranchers and ag related industries with 500 or fewer employees can begin applying for the Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and forgivable EIDL loan advances.
‘Trailer to Table’ Expert to Speak on Livestock Industry on Zoom Call Tonight
Kate Miller, a third-generation cow/calf producer and tenured beef sales representative will speak tonight on a Zoom video conference call for South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members TONIGHT.
Marketing Corn, Wheat and Soybeans in Uncertain Times
“Crop Marketing in Uncertain Times - Market Outlook and Education Webinar” was held last week by INTL FCStone, a national member benefit partner of South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB).
SDFB Members Win Leopold Conservation Award
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) congratulates Blair Brothers Angus Ranch of Sturgis, S.D., as they were recently announced as winners of the Leopold Conservation award, which honors private landowners for their conservation efforts.
State of the Livestock Industry topic of next Zoom Call from SDFB
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) continues a series of exclusive SDFB member only Zoom video conference calls on Wednesday with an update on the "State of the Livestock Industry".
South Dakota to Celebrate Century Farms and Ranches
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) are again partnering to recognize South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years and more. The Century Farm celebration will take place at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.
PPP Assistance is Available to Farmers and Ranchers
Farmers and Ranchers are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program provides relief and stimulus to eligible businesses including farmers and ranchers, nonprofit organizations, and independent contractors.
REMINDER of Zoom Call with Sen. Thune Wednesday Evening
Sen. John Thune will be our guest on a special South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) member-only Zoom call Wed. April 22 at 7 p.m. CDT.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Begins New Video Series
Beginning today, South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is featuring a three-part conversation with South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dusty Oedekoven.
Farm Bureau Bank Now Offering PPP Assistance to Farm Bureau Members
SDFB members are now able to go through member benefit partner, Farm Bureau Bank, to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), even if they are not currently a customer of Farm Bureau Bank.
Crop Marketing in Uncertain Times - Outlook and Educational Webinar by INTL FCStone
SDFB member benefit partner INTL FCStone, will be presenting a free market outlook and crop marketing educational webinar for SDFB members on April 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. CDT.
Sen. John Thune will be featured guest on SDFB ZOOM Meeting
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members will have the opportunity to participate in a member only ZOOM call with Sen. John Thune on Wed. April 22 at 7 p.m. CDT.
SDFB Creates Resource for COVID-19 Information
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has established a page on the SDFB website at www.sdfbf.org to serve as a one-stop resource for timely information and updates on the COVID-19 situation and the impact to South Dakota farmers and ranchers.
Attention Dairy Producers: Guidelines for milk disposal, if necessary
The majority of South Dakota dairies have been able to deliver milk to processors and have not been forced to dispose of milk. However, should emergency disposal of milk become necessary, below are some considerations to know, according to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).
Farms and Ranches Can Take Advantage of Paycheck Protection Program
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is now offering a program to help small businesses pay employees for an eight-week period. Farmers, ranchers and agriculturally based small businesses are eligible to participate in this program.
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.
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.
Livestock Zoning Bill Needs Continued Support - Let Your Voice Be Heard!
After more than two hours of debate, including testimony from Gov. Noem and SDFB President VanderWal, the Senate State Affairs committee narrowly passed SB 157 6-3. Senators raised several important questions about the process of livestock zoning in South Dakota.
Still time to apply for the South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship
March 15, 2020 is the deadline to apply for the 2020 South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Scholarship. Awards are given to students whose parents or guardians are current members of SDFB and have been members for at least two years.
MEMBER ACTION ALERT: SB 157 Growing SD Communities
SDFB urges your action to contact your legislator in support of SB 157, a bill proposed by Governor Noem to clarify the livestock zoning process.
Free ARC/PLC webinar is available Feb. 17 featuring Gary Schnitkey
Take advantage of a free webinar on February 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. that will provide helpful information as you prepare for enrolling an entire Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm in Agricultural Risk Coverage at the individual level (ARC-IC) or choose between ARC at the county level (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for each program crop.
2020 AFBF Convention Wrap Up
We just finished the 101st annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas. It was a great event again and the most important part is that our policy is in place again for the coming year.
VanderWal Re-elected Vice President of American Farm Bureau
Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 2020 Annual Convention re-elected Scott VanderWal of Volga as Vice President of AFBF for another two-year term.
SDFB Day at the Capitol Scheduled for Feb. 11, 2020
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members from across the state will gather at the State Capitol in Pierre, S.D. on Feb. 11, 2020 for SDFB Day at the Capitol.
SDFB Applauds Signing of the Phase One China Trade Agreement
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) President Scott VanderWal of Volga, S.D., applauds the historic signing of the Phase One China Trade Agreement earlier today.
SDFB President VanderWal at White House for China Trade Agreement Signing
South Dakota Farm Bureau is honored that SDFB President Scott VanderWal of Volga, S.D., will join the President of the United States for the historic signing of the Phase One China Trade Agreement today.
South Dakota Farm Bureau to hold educational events at Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 31 – Feb. 9, 2020 in Rapid City.
Looking Ahead to a Brighter 2020
It is hard to believe we are in the final days of 2019. It has been a long difficult year for many of us, and unfortunately, we will be feeling the hangover from 2019 well into 2020.
SDFB elects leadership and names award winners at 102nd Convention
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) held their 102nd Annual Convention in Sioux Falls, Nov. 22-23, 2019. Agricultural policy discussions, election of board leadership and special awards were part of the two-day event.
Applications Being Accepted for South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors pursuing secondary education, as well as current college and technical school students.
All in the Family
Long before becoming a familiar face in our homes on KELO TV, Brian Karstens and his brother Christopher Karstens were two farm boys from Iowa. Today, both play critical roles in forecasting our weather. SDFB is excited to have Brian from KELO TV and his brother Christopher, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center with us on Saturday morning for a discussion on their background and a look at our recent weather trends.
Help South Dakota Farm Bureau fill a truck at this year's convention!
South Dakota Farm Bureau will be collecting gently used or new winter coats at the SDFB Annual Convention, Nov. 22 & 23 in Sioux Falls. All coats will be donated to individuals in need following convention.
Technology, Weather and South Dakota Future a few topics at SDFB Convention
Leadership. Precision. Performance. is the theme of SDFB’s 102nd Annual Convention Nov. 22-23, 2019 in Sioux Falls, S.D. In addition to important policy decisions, a terrific line-up of thought-leader speakers are on tap!
Updates from SDFB President Scott VanderWal
I am sure this finds a lot of us in the same frustrating situation trying to work around the weather to get our harvest in. Between the mud, wet crops and even snow in some parts of the state, it is sometimes difficult to keep a positive attitude. We have been through hard times before, and we will get through this as well. I encourage you to keep talking to people and realize you are not alone.
Share Your Voice on Feed Tonnage Fee Increase
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is considering an increase in the feed tonnage fee from $0.02/ton to $0.10/ton. The SDDA believes the fee increase is necessary to continue running the Animal Feed and Remedy Program. The purpose of this program is to protect producers, the agriculture industry, and consumers from mislabeled or adulterated feed and remedy products.
Leadership, Precision and Performance is Theme of 102nd Annual SDFB Convention
Make plans to join South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) for their Annual Convention Nov. 22-23, 2019 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, S.D. “Leadership. Precision. Performance.” is the theme for the 102nd event.
Court Opinion Brings to Light Concerns Over Swampbuster Enforcement
A recent circuit court opinion is bringing light to concerns about a lack of due process for farmers and ranchers in the arbitrary enforcement of Swampbuster guidelines by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue to take action to heed the court’s reprimand and fix the agency’s broken appeals process.
Farm and Ranch Families Honored
Farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century, Quasquicentennial or Sesquicentennial Farm and Ranch award from South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).
South Dakota Farm Bureau Continues to Give Back Thanks to the SDSU Jacks
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will donate another $600 to area food pantries thanks to its partnership with the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits for the 2019 football season.
South Dakota to host First Ever Midwest Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference
Learn, Grow and Lead is the theme of the first ever Midwest Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference taking place Oct. 11-13, 2019 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Gives Back Thanks to the SDSU Jacks
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has entered an exciting partnership with the South Dakota State University Jacks for the 2019 Football Season that will benefit local food pantries throughout South Dakota. The first series of donations will benefit communities that have experienced difficulties due to recent storms.
Sustainability on the Farm and Ranch Event Coming to Watertown
A day of farm and ranch tours followed by a panel discussion are all part of a Sustainability on the Farm and Ranch event on Sept. 14, 2019, centered at Watertown, S.D. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee is hosting the event.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Announces Agri-Partner Connection
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is reaching out to the state’s agricultural business community through a program called the Agri-Partner Connection. This new offering provides agri-business professionals throughout the state with unique networking, learning and relationship building opportunities.
SDFB Returns to Dakotafest 2019
Flyboy Donuts, a chance to win a John Deere Gator and forums on industrial hemp, tariffs and trade are a few things South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be bringing to Dakotafest Aug. 20-22.
Second Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits Now Available
A second agriculture Wetland Mitigation Bank has released credits for purchase through the South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange (SDAWE). South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is the sponsor of the SDAWE, which provides ag wetland bank credits for sale to landowners to offset impacts from past or planned wetland conversions.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Applauds the Decision to Move up Cover Crop Harvest Date
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) applauds the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move up the date producers can hay, graze and chop cover crops grown on prevent plant acres this year to Sept. 1 rather than the original date of Nov. 1.
Resources Available to Answer Prevented Planting Questions
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has been taking a number of questions related to prevented planting. We have included a few resources that may you may find helpful.
SDSU Requests Your Participation in an Academic Survey
South Dakota Farm Bureau was asked by South Dakota State University to distribute an academic survey on the political economy of South Dakota to our members for their input.
Land, Livestock and Life the focus of Daylong event in Wall, S.D.
A day of farm and ranch tours followed by a timely topic panel discussion are all part of a Land, Livestock and Life bus tour event on June 29, 2019, centered at Wall, S.D. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee are hosting the event.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Awards Scholarships
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce seven winners of the 2019 SDFB Scholarship.
South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange to Take National Stage
The South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange will be featured at the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC) later this week in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference brings together members of the environmental community to advance and protect the environment in a financially sustainable way.
USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for MFP Certification
Due to setbacks caused by a wet spring, USDA is pushing back the deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).