Homegrown Resiliency Survey

  Homegrown Resiliency Through Community Empowerment  In the middle of a pandemic, grassroots community members are coming together to build resiliency.  Homegrown Sioux Empire, the Sioux Falls area chapter of Dakota Rural Action that has been focusing on providing education, … Continued

SD Local Foods Network Listening Sessions

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2020 Media Contact: Dakota Rural Action, Eowyn Corral, eowync@dakotarural.org  South Dakota Local Foods Network South Dakota Local Foods Network Announces Upcoming Listening Session Opportunities The South Dakota Local Foods Network (Network) invites those interested in … Continued

Update On Agricultural Aid

USDA Release More Information, Many Questions Remain Late last Friday (April 17th), Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a  $19 billion Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program and last night more details were released. While we know a bit more from these … Continued

Much Ag Aid Promised, Very Little Available Right Now

Agricultural Aid Promised in Response to Covid-19, Little Available Right Now.   The water remains murky when it comes to COVID-19 relief for farmers. The US Department of Agriculture’s plans around the $9.5 Billion earmarked for agricultural producers in the Coronavirus … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Riot Booster 2.0 Heads to House Floor Wednesday morning’s hearing in House State Affairs provided echoes of last year’s rush job on the original Riot Booster legislation. Despite the packed room, testimony on House Bill 1117 was limited to twenty … Continued

Farm Beginnings Applications Are Open!

2020 Farm Beginnings class in Rapid City! Farm Beginnings is a farmer and rancher-led training and support program offered by Dakota Rural Action that provides participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming and offers the … Continued

SD Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

The 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD. In addition, Thursday, Nov. 1 offers several in-depth pre-conference sessions and tours. Registration opens Sept. 1, 2018. This conference provides … Continued