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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Now accepting applications for 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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Keystone XL and South Dakota

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As of June 29th, TransCanada has a permit they can’t build with. While their permit may not be expiring, the need to certify the permit opens up the door for all South Dakotans to come together to protect our land, water, farms and ranches, and our way of life – as well as standing up […]

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Homegrown Sioux Falls hosting 3rd Annual Tour de Coop June 8th

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Homegrown Sioux Falls Hosting 3rd Annual Tour de Coop on June 8th Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls residents are invited to the 3rd Annual Sioux Falls Tour de Coop, a celebration of backyard chickens, on Sunday, June 8th, starting at 2:00 pm. The tour features five coops and kicks off at 1216 N. Main […]

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How the grassroots work

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It’s always good to check in and remind folks why we do what we do – so without further ado, here’s a great overview of Dakota Rural Action. From Board Chair Paul Seamans and Black Hills Chapter Secretary Gena Parkhurst: The past few years has seen Dakota Rural Action garnering a higher profile across the […]

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Farm Bill Passes; Protects COOL, Livestock Provisions, Farm Beginnings

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The US Legislature passed the Farm Bill earlier this week, and Dakota Rural Action (DRA) is taking time to thank state officials for their leadership in the protection of County of Origin Labeling (COOL) and rolling back limitations to the USDA’s authority to address certain business practices of meatpackers.  Protecting these provisions in the Farm […]

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Dakota Rural Voices – Raw Milk in South Dakota

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Dakota Rural Voices – Protect Our Water

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Hear about South Dakota’s HB 1193, an act to protect our water from in situ leach uranium mining, and learn about how things are not always as they seem when it comes to the so-called financial benefits of uranium mines. Check out this episode

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