A map of the Black Hills of South Dakota showing withdrawal areas for mining.

Action Alert: Pactola Mining Withdrawal Comments Due

The deadline to submit comments on the Pactola Mining Withdrawal Plan is less than a week away.   Recently the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service released a proposal to protect over 20,000 acres of land surrounding … Continued

Comments Needed

News flash: only a few days remain for you to comment on a proposal to explore mining the Gilt Edge Super Fund site This is the Gilt Edge Mine Super Fund Site in the Black Hills. A few days remain … Continued

What Do We Want? Farms Not Factories

On Tuesday April 5th 2022, Lincoln County Commissioner heard the appeal of Planning and Zoning’s decision to allow Primo Feedlot to expand from 1,000 to 2,000 head of cattle. The public comment period and discussion lasted almost two hours as … Continued

LET’S BUILD A GREENHOUSE – SKILLSHARE

Serendipity Farmstead Do you want to learn how to build a greenhouse? Wanna hangout with like minded agrarians, foodies, farmers and local food enthusiasts? Do you want to help a local farmer get ready for this upcoming season? Date: April … Continued

Lincoln County Continues to Fight Primo Feedlot LLC Expansion

Why should you care?  Currently in South Dakota 78% of South Dakota stream-miles and 85% of lake acres are considered “impaired.” One of the reasons for this contamination is e-coli and other contaminants from industrial agricultural run-off. This ongoing pollution … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Saving the Best for Last In the final week of the legislative session DRA enjoyed a great legislative accomplishment by successfully passing our Cottage Food bill! And not by a slim margin, either – the bill received every single vote … Continued

Cottage Foods Reform Under Threat! Contact Your Senators

Cottage Foods Reform passed its second committee UNANIMOUSLY this week. HOORAY!!! HOWEVER, despite HB 1322 having passed with no opposition, Senate Commerce Committee Chair Casey Crabtree (R-Madison) refused to place the bill on the consent (non-debate) calendar, due to an … Continued