Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

Kristi Noem

Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

in Agriculture

Dairy Border Battle Heats Up

cow5

The border battle over a proposed 4,000 cow dairy in Brookings County South Dakota will be decided in court on…

in Agriculture

Brookings Dairy Draws Support

dairy cattle

Supporters of a proposed 4,000 cow dairy in Brookings County South Dakota say it is not an environmental concern and…

in National, World

Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

islamicstate

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill to authorize war against ISIS.

in National

Nissan, Ford issue recalls

ford

More than a million cars, vans, and SUVs are being recalled to fix seat belt and other problems.