Local

South Dakota Sheep Growers Concerned About Animal Welfare And Predator Control

South Dakota Sheep Growers Concerned About Animal Welfare And Predator Control

South Dakota sheep growers are working on a pair of state legislative issues coming out of this past weekend’s convention. Max Matthews of Bison was re-elected as Association President. He says they’re working with State Vet Dr. Dustin Oedekoven on legislative language to strengthen animal cruelty laws without hiking the penalty to a felony.

Matthews says there hope is to make sure the law benefits producers and doesn’t allow activists to turn it into a ballot issue where those not familiar with the issue make the decision. He says they’re also working on increasing protections and funding for state predator control.

He says on the national front, they’re awaiting a Justice Department report on a GIPSA investigation of price manipulation into the lamb market and a recent drastic drop in prices.

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP625083370238_6

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

in Agriculture

Study Shows No COOL Damage

COOL

Thursday, National Farmers Union released a new study conducted by Auburn University economist Dr. Robert Taylor that showed no real…

in Agriculture

Raw Milk Bill to Move Soon in SD

Lucas Lentsch

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch says a bill that originated in his agency on raw milk sales could…

in Agriculture

Committee Hearing on WOTUS

Capitol 2014 2

Senate and House committees have scheduled a joint February 4 hearing on EPA’s proposed Clean Water Act rule. Nebraska Farm…

in Agriculture

Noem: TPA Needs More Votes to Pass

Kristi Noem 20513

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of opening up new trade markets as…