Meade County South Dakota Commission Working  With State On Loan Program

Meade County South Dakota Commission Working With State On Loan Program


At their meeting last week, Meade County South Dakota Commissioners spoke with State ag officials and legislators about the possibility of coming up with long term relief for ranchers hurt by natural disasters like last month’s blizzard. County Commissioner Galen  Niederwerding says they hope to get the state legislature to look at putting in a State guaranteed low interest loan program working with bankers. He says one possibility would be to extend loans from the present five year payback system.

Niederwerding says Commissioners are working with the Governor, State Ag department and legislators in pushing this idea forward.

He says the negative effects of last month’s blizzard hit not only the ranchers but the entire local economy of the West River communities so a long term plan needs to be put into place.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Cattle Disappointed with Status Quo on Mandatory Price Reporting

2006-09-25 19.40.22

Many cattlemen are disappointed with the outcome of the Mandatory Price Reporting reauthorization. Ed Greiman is past President of the…

in Agriculture

House Ag Committee Looks at Dietary Guidelines

Ag committee small 5-15

Wednesday the House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the dietary guideline recommendations brought forward by an advisory…

in Agriculture

Hughes County 4-H Faces Budget Cuts

4-H Logo

Hughes County South Dakota Commissioners have approved their 2016 budget. The budget is almost $720,000 less than last years. It…

in Agriculture

Pig Farmer of the Year Announced

NPB Logo

The National Pork Board has named an Indiana farmer as their first ever America’s Pig Farmer Of the Year. Keith…

in Agriculture

SD State Fair Shows Positive Numbers

SD State Fair

South Dakota State Fair attendance this year at 210,893 exceeded organizer expectations showing a slight increase over 2014. Fair Director…