News Releases

March 26, 2021

Arbitrary Mandates Not Solution to Price Discovery Cattle Market Transparency Act Preferable Alternative

 March 25, 2021 (Pierre, SD) – The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is disappointed Senator Rounds has once again signed on as an original co-sponsor of Senator Grassley’s spot market legislation commonly referred to as the “50-14” bill.  This bill would amend th...

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March 24, 2021

SDCA Statement Regarding USDA’s Announcement on RFID Tags as Official ID

March 24, 2021 (Pierre, SD) – Earlier this week, The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced they will not finalize the Trump Administration’s proposal to use radio frequency identification (RFID) tags as official ear tags for interstate movement of...

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March 22, 2021

Creating Positive Influences In Our Corner Of The World

“Because I’m tired, and I don’t wanna.” That was my 11-year-old boy’s response when I asked him why he wouldn’t write this piece for me. I can relate, buddy.   It got me to thinking about how many things I leave undone simply because I’m tired and I don’t wanna. Even...

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March 15, 2021

Cattlemen's Capitol Connections

All's Well that Ends Well   Everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief late last Thursday as the Main Run of the 2021 legislative session gaveled out slightly before 5:00 p.m.  The final order of business was to pass the budget in an extremely unusual budget ...

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