South Dakotans Deserve a Better Bond

By John Harter, DRA Board Chair and Frank James, DRA Director This post originally published on DRA’s Legislative Blog on June 26th, 2018 The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is set to approve a transportation bond for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. … Continued

KXL Permitting Process: Who Will Represent the People?

By Frank James, DRA Staff Director This article originally posted on DRA’s Legislative blog on April 19, 2017 About half way through the Supreme Court hearing on April 17th of Dakota Rural Action’s case on the Keystone XL Pipeline, I … 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

John Ikerd in Yankton on Oct. 14th

Join Dakota Rural Action –and– Quality of Life for South Dakota in welcoming Agricultural Economist Dr. John Ikerd Saturday Oct. 14, 3:30-5:30pm Dakota Theater, Yankton SD Dr. Ikerd is a visionary scholar and author who writes and speaks on issues … Continued

October is farm to school month!

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October! October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, … Continued