Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stockgrowers Question Federal Liability for Fires

The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association sent letters this week to congressional delegates, the U.S. Attorney General’s office and the South Dakota Attorney General’s office questioning what they call “egregiously unbalanced response of federal land management agencies” and supporting the claims South Dakota ranchers made for compensation after the 2013 Pautre Fire burned nearly 10,000 acres […]

South Dakotans Appointed to Cattlemen’s Beef Board

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 37 members to the Cattlemens Beef Promotion and Research Board.  Thirty-six appointees will serve 3-year terms and one appointee will serve a 1-year term. South Dakotans appointed to the board are Eric J. Sumption, Frederick, S.D. and Tammy Basel, Union Center, S.D. They are […]