Join us for the 2018 DRA Annual Meeting!

When November 16th – 10:30 am – 9:30 pm November 17th – 9:00 am -3:00 pm Location Pat Duffy Center 19 East Main, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 Keynote Speaker This year’s keynote speaker is DRA member and lawyer Bruce Ellison. He … 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

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ACTION ALERT: Call for Initiative Bill VETO Today!

Two Bad Initiative Bills–One Call–Contact the Governor for a Veto   In the waning days of the session, legislators passed two onerous bills undermining the initiative process. Call Governor Daugaard’s office at (605) 773-3212 or email at the following link: … Continued

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ACTION ALERT: Final Days–Initiative Bills Still In Play

Initiative & Referendum Bills Still In Play–Call or Write Senators Today This is the final week of the legislative session, and several Initiative & Referendum Bills are still in play. Of greatest concern are House Bills 1177 and 1196–both of … Continued

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ACTION ALERT: Right to Appeal Permit Decisions Under Attack!

Citizen Right to Appeal Permitting Decisions Under Attack! Last Vote Coming on Senate Floor! CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATORS NOW AND TELL THEM TO OPPOSE THIS BILL!   House Bill 1292 undermines citizens’ ability to appeal Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) in … Continued

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ACTION ALERT: Manure Pipes Monday; CUP Appeals Tuesday

Manure Pipes Monday; CUP Appeals Tuesday–Contact Legislators Now! House Bill 1184 would place force-main CAFO manure disposal pipes in the section of code dealing with public utilities (31-26). It will be heard Monday, February 26 at 9am in Senate Transportation … Continued

Winterization at Wiconi Un Tipi

The current kitchen tent at Wiconi Un Tipi was put through hard use at Standing Rock, and is in need of replacement…and quickly, as winter is closing in. Dakota Rural Action is serving as a fiscal sponsor for Wiconi Un … Continued

2017 Matching Donation: Double your dollars!

DRA has an opportunity to double our impact and raise $10,000! An anonymous donor will match all additional gifts made to DRA of a $100 or less up to $5,000! Meaning if we can capture 50 $100 donations we will raise … Continued

2017 SD Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open!

7th Annual SD Local Foods Conference Join us for the 7th Annual SD Local Foods Conference November 2nd – 4th in Spearfish at the Holiday Inn Convention Center! The Conference, which is a collaboration between Dakota Rural Action, SDSU Extension, … Continued