Dakota Rural Action Announces Support for Cannabis Measures

Dakota Rural Action Announces Support For Cannabis Measures   Recently the Dakota Rural Action Board of Directors voted to support Amendment A and Initiated Measure 26. IM-26 is a comprehensive cannabis medical access initiative. Amendment A is an adult-use cannabis … Continued

Contesting Parties Refuse Participation in Unsafe Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2020 Contact: Bruce Ellison, Counsel for DRA, belli4law@aol.com, (605) 348-1117 Rebecca Terk, DRA Senior Organizer, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Contesting Parties Refuse Participation in Unsafe Hearing A contested case hearing on the Town of Buffalo’s … Continued

DRA Stands With Tribes Defending Public Health, Tribal Sovereignty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2020 Contact: John Harter, DRA Board Chair, johnharter11@yahoo.com, (605) 840-9478 Rebecca Terk, DRA Senior Organizer, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Dakota Rural Action Stands With Tribes in Defending Public Health, Tribal Sovereignty Last Friday, South Dakota … Continued

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

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

Rural Electric Cooperative Shut Off policy

Ask SD Rural Electric Cooperatives for Non-Shut Off Policies   By Rick Bell, Black Hills DRA Chapter and Community Energy Development Committee Chairperson    Ask our SD electric cooperatives to develop a policy not to disconnect people from service during … Continued