SDPPC President Craig Anderson and first Vice-President Shane Odegaard represented SDPPC at yesterday’s press conference at the Black Hills Stock Show where Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce legislation that provides certainty and predictability for businesses and operations looking to open or expand in rural South Dakota.
“Rural development projects are vital to the long-term success of our small towns, communities, and the families that keep them strong,” said Noem. “Too often, though, rural development projects are delayed or even killed by cumbersome and unnecessary permitting processes. The bill I am introducing today sets up a fair process that will give developers certainty and predictability for processes. It allows them to cut through red tape and invest in our communities and families for generations to come.”
Noem’s legislation creates vitality and success for rural development by:
• Providing clarity around existing permitting law;
• Simplifying the voting process for conditional use permits;
• Improving the appeals process, including allowing the court to award attorney’s fees and damages; and
• Keeping zoning decisions in the hands of those who know the community best.

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Featuring Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax

Yankton, SD – January 24, 2020 – First Dakota National Bank will host AgriVisions 2020 featuring Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax, on February 12 in Yankton and February 13 in Fort Pierre and Mitchell. Farmers, agri-business professionals and business owners are invited to attend.

“Randy Blach will provide a market outlook packed with critical information relating to all aspects of agriculture. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in trade, consumer demand, livestock, crops and much more. In addition to CattleFax, he continues to be involved in his family’s operation in Colorado providing him first-hand insight into difference makers on the farm and ranch,” said Nate Franzen, President of First Dakota’s Ag Banking Division.

Blach joined CattleFax in 1981 and served as Director of Market Analysis for 15 years. He was promoted to CEO in January of 2001, a role that he continues to serve in today. During his tenure, the company has enjoyed significant growth and continues to lead the industry with timely market information, in-depth analysis and forecasts on cattle, protein, and grain markets in the United States and globally. Blach has been a keynote speaker at thousands of cattle, beef, and related business meetings, seminars, and conventions.

AgriVisions 2020 in Yankton
Wednesday, February 12
Best Western Kelly Inn, 1607 East Highway 50, Yankton, SD
Registration: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

AgriVisions 2020 in Fort Pierre
Thursday, February 13
Drifters, 325 E Hustan Ave, Fort Pierre, SD
Registration: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Presentation: 10:00 a.m.

AgriVisions 2020 in Mitchell
Thursday, February 13
Mitchell Technical Institute Technology Center, 1800 East Spruce St, Mitchell, SD
Registration: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

Lunch will follow the presentation in Fort Pierre, and ice cream socials will follow presentations in Yankton and Mitchell. Visit to register online today, or call 605-665-4904 or 800-657-5826 to reserve a seat.

For more information, contact Nate Franzen (Yankton) at 605-665-4903, Gary Ambur
(Fort Pierre) at 605-945-5511, and Jayson Plamp (Mitchell) at 605-995-7912.
First Dakota National Bank was founded in 1872 and holds the first bank charter issued in Dakota Territory. It has 18 full-service banking locations in 13 South Dakota cities. It also has five loan production offices throughout South Dakota and Nebraska.

April 12, 2019

Foreign Animal Disease Resources

African Swine Fever Risk Means It’s Time for Action   The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and in many other countries around the world is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry. Fortunately, ASF is not in the United States at this time, but the possibility of it or other foreign animal disease […]

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