Blog-April 12, 2022—10-11—South Dakota Farmers Union Show
On the 2nd Tuesday of the month---we work with South Dakota Farmers Union—to originate and produce an hour long show dealing with the issues---the people and the future for those in agriculture in South Dakota.
The Farmers Union is the OLDEST South Dakota Farm Organization----and the issues we worked on leading up to the show---changes significantly over night.
#1 Topic---Ethanol---E-15 gasoline sales. Friday we ran a story with our South Dakota Senior Senator John Thune—asking about the President’s Trip to Iowa this week---and the importance of the administration changing the restrictions which would help ease the burden at the pump.
You’ll hear the Thune interview---as well as share a visit with Jim Seurer—Glacial Lakes Energy---who returns to Watertown day after a conference in Phoenix. We’ll ask the importance of what is being done----and what kind of information he was hearing in his circles.
We start the show with Steve Dick---a long time friend---who today is spending part of his 2nd day on the job as the new South Dakota Field Service Agent.
He’ll be able to share the mid-April report in the middle of the drought—with some expecting many inches of show in the west and north part of the state.
We’ll talk about livestock disaster assistance, emergency livestock relief programs, 75% payment to producers 2021 Livestock Forage Program Payment
And his take as well on other emergency Program Payments.
From there you’ll hear the Thune visit we did anticipating the Presidential Iowa visit---and his take on why this kind of action really needed done---even though the Trump Administration never did push the same envelope during his 4 years.
Mike Stranz is the Senior Policy Advisor for National Farmers Union in Washington DC—we’ll talk his view on the Biden statement---and how it is a start to help those from POET and other agencies working ethanol as raised by corn stalks in our states.
Stranz will be able to share what else can be done as well – and what is needed to help those on the roads----and those that work for the POET’s---Glacial Lakes and other institutions---that are willing and certainly able to do their part.
In the second half of our show today—we’ll hear from SBA’s Jaime Wood—here are some of here preparation notes for our South Dakota Farmers Union Show interview:
Busy day in Pierre today---but it is outside the circle of what we will talk with Mitch Richter---South Dakota Farmers Union Lobbyist. Richter has spend 2 decades working the Capital in one form or another
Among our topics:
We’ll close the show with Anthony Bly---SDSU Extension –Soils Field Specialist
With snow predicted in the northwest by the foot---and perhaps severe weather in other corners of the state---how do we all come together after the Easter Holiday---and be truly ready for the 2022 season.
Bly will handle the important ingredient of the weather for our farmers and ranchers---and set an interesting stage.
Our It’s YOUR Agri Business Show –loves to be a part of the South Dakota Farmers Union.
You can listen live at 1320, 105.1, 107.9—use the KELO App—Streaming on line or just ask Alexa.
The show is available by PODCAST by noon thanks to the work of Norm Anderson. You can find the PODCAST in two locations. It will be on our KELO-AM Website—look for PODCAST—It’s YOUR Business—and in this case the April 12, 2022—10-11 show.
South Dakota Farmers Union—posts the show on their Website as well. We enjoy our partnership—and often take up SDFU issues in many other shows during the month.
Questions for me? Feel free to call/text 605-728-2455 (Bill) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy to talk with you about our topics—a specific question—or perhaps being part of our Business Shows.