Local

Farmers Union Pleased Nutrition Back In The Farm Bill

 

The US House has passed a rule putting nutrition and the SNAP program back into the farm bill and that should help lawmakers get it moved forward and passed. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke sees that as one of the more positive developments lately regarding farm policy.

Sombke says without those ties it’s almost impossible to get a farm bill passed. He says the government shutdown creates more uncertainty and confusion for farmers and will hamper their ability to get federally backed loans.

He says he’s completely disgusted at the leadership in Washington D.C. at any level to let this government shut down happen without any compromises for the nation’s best interest.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Iowa Cattle Leader Concerned With APHIS Rule

Fresh
Capital 2

USDA’s animal and plant health inspection service has published a rule in the federal register allowing importation of beef from…

in National, World

U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

Fresh
shabaab

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

in Agriculture

Farm Bureau Working On Policy

Fresh
mo river 51412

South Dakota’s county farm bureau groups have sent in their policy recommendation issues list for the full membership to consider…

in Agriculture

Corn Leader Calling For Open Markets

Fresh
corn field 1

The National Corn Growers Association is calling for action to open markets with the potential for this year’s record corn…

in Agriculture

Farm Bureau Pleased Candidates Want Tax Relief

Fresh
trade

North Dakota Farm Bureau leaders are pleased the two candidates running for state tax commissioner support property tax relief. Incumbant…