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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.

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