Blog-March 8, 2022—10-11—South Dakota Farmers Union Biz Show
It’s that time of month---the 2nd Tuesday—10-11—time for the South Dakota Farmers Union Show.
With all the turmoil in the world----we know that bringing guests together on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and talking agriculture---gives those in agriculture—and those that are feasting for agriculture a chance to know some of what’s cooking with South Dakota’s Largest and Oldest Farm Organization.
Today—Luke Reindl---who works the information side for SDFU—is in studio with me—but others are scattered.
Doug Sombke—is President of the South Dakota Farmers Union---he will be by phone---as well Jeff Kippley---just elected National Farmers Union Vice President. Rob Larew—is the National Farmers Union President---he will be with us from phone---but not sure if it is Washington DC—or a sight of a national farm show.
The new Vice President is in the spot-light---we’ll talk about his Tax background—what he’s doing 5-6 weeks before the April 18th Deadline—talking farm stuff—on his 5th generation farm stead, here in South Dakota---and on the nation-wide stage.
SDFU President Doug Sombke---and Mr. Kippley will lead the discussion on the money to be spent in South Dakota—price transparency---MCool—higher ethanol blends that could make the future bright to agriculture.
The right to repair---farmers and ranchers should have the right to repair their own equipment or choose a 3rd party private repair service.
Plus we’ll talk crop inputs---sale of ag commodities—with a general discussion on market concentration.
National President Rob Larew jumps in around 10:19---we’ll discuss fairness for farmers, nationwide campaign highlighting the unjust difference between Ag and family farms/ranchers.
How will President Larew—and his new VP Kippley work together---we’ll hear them talk about what is needed---what is ahead----and obviously how you not only generate interest and help from the 4th-5th-6th generation farmers—but the new families getting into the ranching and farming business.
Doug Sombke will share his presentation on biofuels at the National Farmers Union sessions---talk bio fuels vs Electric Vehicles---combustion engines are still necessary and practical ---but better choices need to be made.
Corn and soybean help---all can generate a bio fuel which burns cleaner than traditional petro.
Around 10:45---we’ll talk to the South Dakota Farmers Union—lobbyist in Pierre—Mitch Richtor---we’ll see what he sees and hears with all the foolishness and name calling that has gone on---the concerns the Governor has about spending the money---with the disagreement still on where to spend it.
We close the hour with South Dakota State Climatologist—Laura Edwards---you know it’s a changing time of year—when Daylight Savings Time comes back this weekend---when temperatures are seeing very cold readings here in South Dakota—and killer-E-4 Tornadoes in the friendly neighboring state of Iowa.
Laura gives us the look ahead---some of the stats for this winter---and hopefully some information that can be helpful---not keeping those in agriculture up nights.
Our South Dakota Farmers Union Show---brings leaders---average families---and organizations together---it is informational---not formal----but is something I’m pretty darn proud of each month.
You can listen live at 1320, 105.1, 107.9---use the KELO-App—Streaming on line—or just ask Alexa.
Norm Anderson will have the show in the hands of SDFU by Noon today—and available on the South Dakota Farmers Union Website. You can listen anytime after that.
The podcast is also available on our KELO-AM website—to find it—go the website—look for It’s YOUR Business---in this case—the SDFU Show—March 8, 2022 10-11.
Feel free to use these notes as a guide to what is in the show---and where to find it----
Questions for me---feel free to call/text 605-728-2455 or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.