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Farmers Union Opposing Smithfield Sale To A Chinese Company

 

National Farmers Union is disappointed with Committee on Foreign Investment’s decision approving the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company.  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke who’s in the nation’s capital this week attending the NFU Fly In says there are many concerns about the sale as well as the possible effects down the road on Smithfield’s Sioux Falls plant.

Sombke says while many are focusing on positives regarding the sale, there are many concerns including food safety that need to be examined.

NFU is continuing to urge Congress and the President as well as other decision makers to oppose the sale.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…