News

South Dakota Farm Leader Attends World Conference

Photo: WNAX

 

South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke took part with farmers and farm group leaders in the United Nation’s Year of Family Farming Conference held in Quebec, Canada.  Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico all talked about agriculture similarities between the countries and ways to become more sustainable.  Sombke says one of the ideas that met with great success at the conference is how beginning farmer programs are run in the United States.

Sombke says an idea that farmers in all three countries could embrace and that would help lead to more efficient and effective sustainability is using C-S-A-s or  Community Service Associations.

Sombke says the farmer who sold the produce in that instance would then have access to capital to help him run his farm.  He says they also talked about local, state, national and international policies and their impacts on farmers in the various countries as well as about issues relating to access to credit,, land and other factors of production.

Recent Headlines

in Local

School Start Date Bill Tabled in Iowa Legislature

school bus

A bill that would have set "on or after August 23rd" as the school start date in Iowa has been tabled in the Iowa Senate.

in Local

Nebraska Senator Scorned for Comments Against Police

nebraska-state-capital

A Nebraska state senator has called on Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha to apologize for anti-police remarks made during a committee hearing.

in Local

Surface Transportation Board Reform Bill Passes Committee

John Thune 913

South Dakota Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised the committee’s bipartisan passage of his Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill.

in Local

RiverWalk Benefit to Fund Yankton Sculptures

bridge

There will be few new bartenders in downtown Yankton this evening.

in Local

Day of Calling to Benefit Mount Marty Scholarship Fund

mountmarty

Mount Marty alumni will be getting a phone call today from students and other college officials reaching out for scholarship donations.