Local

AARP to Begin Listening Tour

AARP to Begin Listening Tour

This summer, there will be another chance for South Dakotans to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security. Last year, members of A-A-R-P South Dakota held meetings in each of the state’s 66 counties as part of their “You’ve Earned a Say” campaign. The group’s advocacy director, Erik Nelson, says they’re doing it again – and now, they want to hear how people feel about the changes that are being discussed for Social Security and Medicare.

The meetings will be in 11 South Dakota towns this summer, with the first stop this Thursday in Sioux Falls, at the Center for Active Generations at 1 p-m. There is some debate that Social Security should be included in the negotiations over the federal deficit. Nelson says A-A-R-P doesn’t think that is necessary.

Nelson says people who attend the meetings will be asked to help them form consensus on both Medicare and Social Security.

The final meeting in the series will be held in Rapid City in late July.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Conflicting Court Rulings on WOTUS Leave Questions

EPA Flag 2015

Despite conflicting court rulings last week on injunctions to stop the Waters of the U.S. Rule, at least one legal…

in Agriculture

NE Ag Committee to Hold Hearing on Branding

NE Capitol

The Nebraska Legislature’s Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing on branding on Friday September 4 in Grand Island. Ag…

in Agriculture

WCB Farmers Estimate Yield on Possible Record Crop

corn field

Western Corn Belt row crops continue to be on pace for record yields. Curt Hoffbeck is a field agronomist for…

in Agriculture

Mixed Views on Finalizing the Trans Pacific Partnership

USTR Logo

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman expressed optimism recently that negotiators are close to wrapping up a final Trans Pacific Partnership…

in Agriculture

Conservation Program Announcement by USDA

USDA Logo

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a plan to invest over $200 million through 2018 in conservation efforts to benefit…