Local couple attends national convention


March 22, 2023

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South Dakota Farmers Union members, Sarah and Lance Perrion farm near Ipswich. The young couple have three daughters and together they also own and operate several farm-related businesses. This is the second convention they have served as delegates on behalf of South Dakota family farmers and ranchers.

South Dakota family farmers and ranchers are in San Francisco working to develop policy that supports the future of their farms, ranches and rural communities during the 121 National Farmers Union Convention held March 5-7.

"The work you are doing here is big," said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU), during a breakfast meeting with Farmers Union members ahead of March 6 delegate session. "It is because of the work you do through grassroots policy that we are seeing positive updates to the 2023 Farm Bill and oversight of meat packers."

Among the positive updates Som...

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