Local

South Dakota Farmers Union President Pleased House Conferees Named

South Dakota Farmers Union President Pleased House Conferees Named

 

House leaders have named their conferees to work on the farm bill. The Midwest is well represented with Representative Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Steve King of Iowa and Collin Peterson and Tim Walz of Minnesota all named to the panel. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says having a strong farm state representation on the committee bodes well for getting a five year bill passed.

Sombke says lawmakers should be able to get the farm bill completed by the end of the year although he expects a battle over the nutrition title.

He says the farm bill is needed not only for certainty for farmers but also so disaster assistance can get out to livestock producers devastated by the October blizzard.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

1 American released from North Korea

Fresh
fowle

The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

in Agriculture

NE Winter Wheat Crop Gets Good Start

Winter Wheat Early

Nebraska farmers have wrapped this fall’s winter wheat planting and are pleased with the good start. State Wheat Commission Executive…

in National

Ebola is low on our list of concerns

ebolaprotest

A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

in Agriculture

Pork Industry Braces For PEDV

baby Pigs 1

The U.S. swine industry is bracing for a resurgence of PEDV as cooler weather hits this fall. Minnesota Pork Producers…

in Agriculture

COOL Compliance Verses Retaliation

COOL

Several farm groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association want Congress to bring the U.S. COOL rule into compliance and…