Raw Milk for South Dakota in 2015

Last year, our raw milk legislation did not pass, but we did get a Raw Milk Working Group set up to deal with the laws and regulations affecting our raw milk farmers. The result of that Working Group is Senate … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Ravnsborg Faces Misdemeanor Charges For Killing of Joe Boever Yesterday, in a press conference at the Capitol, Hyde County State’s Attorney Emily Sovell, assisted by Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore, announced that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will face three … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

COVID Confirmed Spreading at Capitol It wasn’t hard to see this coming, but as of the end of this legislative week, six House members were confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus. Those members are Taffy Howard, Nancy York, Tom Pischke, … Continued

Gilkerson Gardens

Gilkerson Gardens is a small family farm located just east of Brookings on Highway 14. We have produce available May through October. Our produce is sold at Farmers Markets in Brookings, Watertown, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls and Sioux City. We have … Continued

How the grassroots work

It’s always good to check in and remind folks why we do what we do – so without further ado, here’s a great overview of Dakota Rural Action. From Board Chair Paul Seamans and Black Hills Chapter Secretary Gena Parkhurst: … Continued

2010-2011 DRA Resolutions

At the 2010 Annual meeting in Rapid City, SD, members of Dakota Rural Action approved the following resolutions. By updating existing standing and immediate action resolutions as well as introducing new resolutions, the members helped guide the policies of Dakota … Continued

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State Legislative Candidates Respond: Water Quality

DRA Legislative Questionnaire Responses, Part One of Five In mid-September, Dakota Rural Action sent out a questionnaire to all candidates running for State House and Senate. Below are the returned responses to the following question: “Water–both quality and quantity–is an … Continued

Sunrise Hives

Sunrise Hives is a family owned apiary in Saint Onge, SD. Our honey is raw and unfiltered. We DO NOT pasteurize our honey; leaving all the healthy enzymes and benefits for you! We offer a variety of sizes including bulk. … Continued