House Bill 1090 passed with relative ease. Along its journey to being signed, there was support from many organizations in the agriculture industry. The opposition came from organizations like Dakota Rural Action and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.
The dog days of summer are spent by the pool, on the lake, or sitting inside next to the air conditioner. That’s how we dream of our summers, but for some kids, it’s feeding and taking care of livestock to show at the county fair.
On May 27 it was announced that a $1.1 billion meat packing plant would be opening in Rapid City, and on June 6 Kingsbury and Associates, along with Sirius Realty announced the name of the proposed meat packing plant as well as their partnership with the Farmers Union Industries.
Area ranchers welcomed the moisture, and say this most recent storm are making them feel better about raising crops and cattle this year. However, the South Dakota Grassland Coalition is warning ag producers to plan ahead.
City and suburban growth tends to come at the expense of our natural resources, but one world-traveled woman who settled in Spearfish is doing her part to make certain a piece of the Black Hills stays untouched by urbanization for generations to come.