Local

Farm Leader Pleased With US China Climate Talks

United States and Chinese leaders were engaged in talks last week aimed at improving climate change mitigation. The two countries made progress on initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says the U.S. has taken a backs eat to third world countries in positively addressing climate change and results from their recent meeting are encouraging.

Sombe says America’s farmers and ranchers have already positively impacted climate change and can do even more to improve the carbon footprint.

Sombke says he’s also pleased U.S and Chinese officials agreed to work on implementing climate change mitigation steps by October.

Recent Headlines

14 hours ago in Agriculture

USDA Report Neutral Except for Global Wheat Stocks

USDA color logo- approved

USDA’s February Supply and Demand Report was relatively neutral. U.S. ending stocks on corn came in at 1.837 billion bushels,…

18 hours ago in Agriculture

EWG Report Shows Voluntary Conservation Efforts Not Working

fall by the water

An Environmental Working Group report says the voluntary approach to conservation efforts to cut pollution from farm fields isn’t working.…

19 hours ago in Agriculture

SD GOED Gets Ethanol Grant from USDA

Blender Pump

South Dakota is getting some help to promote increased ethanol usage in the state. That’s due in part to a…

19 hours ago in Agriculture

SB 98 Debate Looks at Changes to Family Farm Act

pigs1

Thursday, the South Dakota Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will take testimony on Senate Bill 98. The measure would…

19 hours ago in Agriculture

USDA Considering Changes in Biotechnology Regulations

USDA color logo- approved

USDA is seeking public comment on whether the agency should draw up new rules to regulate biotechnology products. This comes…