Local

Public Utilities Vice Chair On Grain Regulations

Public Utilities Vice Chair On Grain Regulations

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chair Chris Nelson was one of the speakers at the State Farmers Union meeting Monday in Redfield looking at the state’s grain regulations. Nelson talked about recent state legislative changes passed this session to better protect producers.

He says the most important change was the ability it gave the P-U-C to obtain financial information right away from grain buyers and warehouses.

Nelson says that came about after last year’s failure of Anderson Seed where several farmers who sold grain were left holding the bag. He says the most important message he wants to relay is that anything out of order needs to be reported right away to the P-U-C.

He encourages grain sellers and buyers to weigh in this summer as his group holds hearings next month on a proposed rule to further strengthen the regulations.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Support Not Equitable for Ethanol

ethanol plant

An Iowa Renewable Fuel official says an oil pipeline being considered for the state is eligible for many more government…

in National

Making headlines this week

surf

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

in Agriculture

Labor Deal Protects Ag Exports

exports 2

Farmers in the northwestern cornbelt are relieved exports will continue to move through the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Longshoremen ratified…

in Agriculture

EPA Not “Enemy of Agriculture”

The Environmental Protection Agency is not an enemy of U.S. agriculture. That was the response from Region 7 EPA Administrator…

in Agriculture

Dairy Margin Protection Program Announced

Vilsack at AFBF

Producers can sign up for the farm bill’s new Dairy Margin Protection Program, starting September 2. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom…