Raw Milk for South Dakota in 2015

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Last year, our raw milk legislation did not pass, but we did get a Raw Milk Working Group set up to deal with the laws and regulations affecting our raw milk farmers. The result of that Working Group is Senate Bill 45, a great piece of legislation that will hopefully put a bright end on […]

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2015 Legislative Preview

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Dakota Rural Voices is back for another session! Listen in as Rep. Jacqueline Sly and Sen. Bernie Hunhoff talk about what to expect from South Dakota’s 2015 legislative session. Check out this episode!

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PUC grants – in part – TransCanada’s limit to KXL hearing

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Today, the Public Utilities Commission decided on a key issue in the certification process for South Dakota’s portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last month, TransCanada filed a motion to limit discovery – in essence, a limit in what we as intervenors can ask of TransCanada in this hearing. Several parties, including Dakota Rural Action, […]

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Farmer Veteran Coalition Joins DRA in Reaching Out to Veteran Farmers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 19, 2014 Contact: Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher, Organizer, Dakota Rural Action, 605-697-5204, heidiku@dakotarural.org By Request:  Additional spokesperson contact information and photos of graduates.   Farmer Veteran Coalition Joins Dakota Rural Action in Reaching Out to Veteran Farmers   Rapid City, SD – The Farmer Veteran Coalition, a non profit organization working with veterans, their families, and employers to support […]

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DRA landowners slam Noem, Thune for anti-rancher votes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Contact: Paul Seamans, landowner crossed by Keystone XL: 605-280-7546 John Harter, landowner crossed by Keystone XL: 605-840-9478 Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Office: 605-939-0527 LANDOWNERS SLAM NOEM, THUNE FOR VOTING AGAINST SOUTH DAKOTA FARM AND RANCH INTERESTS IN FAVOR OF BIG OIL Noem votes against requiring Keystone XL […]

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Still space available in the Farm Beginnings class!

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Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class in Rapid City Farm Beginnings is a farmer and rancher-led training and support program offered by Dakota Rural Action that provides participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming and offers the tools to successfully launch a farm enterprise.   Graduate Profiles and Student […]

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South Dakotans to fight TransCanada on their own turf

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Press conference: Capitol Building sidewalk, 15 minutes after PUC hearing ends Press call: Wednesday, October 29, 11:30am CT: 866-952-7528, Passcode KXL Dakota Rural Action will be live-tweeting the PUC hearing; follow @DakotaRural   Pierre, SD – The fight to stop TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline can add one more state to its battleground: South Dakota. A […]

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Annual Meeting Silent Auction will Rock!

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Now there’s another reason to come to the 2014 Annual Meeting November 7th and 8th in Pierre, SD.  In addition to Winona LaDuke speaking, hor devours catered by the “Sioux Chef” Sean Sherman and the SD Chicken Summit, we have already have some great donations to the Silent Auction. Composters and Raised Beds Dakota Rural […]

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Black Hills Power attacks solar energy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 4, 2014 Contact: Steve and Lynn Hammond, Dakota Rural Action members with home solar system: (605)484-4410 Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Organizer: (605)939-0527 BLACK HILLS POWER USING RATE INCREASE TO STOP SMALL-SCALE SOLAR Rate design will effectively kill solar industry in Black Hills Power electric territory   Rapid City, SD […]

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Free Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshops July 22 & 24

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Risk has always been a part of agriculture. One of the riskiest, most stressful, and ignored issues of critical importance to ranch and farm families is estate or transition planning. For this reason, Dakota Rural Action and the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline are jointly hosting a free workshop on farm and ranch business succession and estate […]

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