News Releases

September 13, 2021

"Very Few Of Us Want To Be Told What To Do" Op-Ed SDCA President Eric Jennings

DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!! If you think back to your childhood I bet you remember saying or maybe even yelling that to your parents at some point, you’ve possibly even heard that from your children. I don’t think any of us like to be told what to do, but that doesn’t seem to ...

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August 9, 2021

Who’s gonna fill their boots?: Op-Ed Warren Symens

“Boots on the ground.” “Boots on a plane.” “A lie travels around the world while the truth is putting her boots on.” “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” (Which goes against the laws of physics, by the way.)  In our world, we refer to our boots a lot. But my favorite is...

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August 6, 2021

SDCA Statement Regarding New USDA Market News Reports to Enhance Cattle Price Transparency

August 5, 2021 (Pierre, SD) – SDCA President Eric Jennings issued the following statement today in response to USDA’s announcement today that they will issue two new Market News reports beginning Monday, August 9, 2021. The National Daily Direct Formula Base Cattle report and ...

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July 5, 2021

Building Good Fence: Op-Ed

Building Good Fence: Op-Ed Eric Jennings SDCA President Okay, I admit it. I have some old fences that need to be rebuilt on my ranch. You know the type, the ones that have wood posts being held up by rusty barb wire. The kind that you don’t dare to tighten the wires for fear t...

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