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The latest from South Dakota Farm Bureau.




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.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Talks Agriculture in Washington, D. C.


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) officials recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where they engaged with elected leaders, congressional staff members, and officials on priority issues important to the ag community in South Dakota.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Holds Day at South Dakota Capitol


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members from across the state recently took part in SDFB Day at the South Dakota Capitol on Feb. 12, 2019.

VanderWal Re-elected Vice President of American Farm Bureau Federation


Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2018 Annual Convention re-elected Zippy Duvall of Georgia as President and South Dakota farmer Scott VanderWal as Vice President of AFBF for another two-year term.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Rep. Noem Legislation


South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is taking the lead in curbing rising health insurance costs thanks to introducing legislation to repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT).

South Dakota Farm Bureau statement on S.D. election results


South Dakota Farm Bureau congratulates Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem on their successful re-election to represent South Dakotans in Washington, D.C. The overwhelming voting majority emphasized their support for the dedication and results Thune and Noem deliver on behalf of the state.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Position Statements on 2016 Ballot Measures


SDFB is opposing 4 measures on the 2016 ballot

VanderWal On the Air


South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal was featured in several media articles this past week at Dakotafest.