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President Sombke re-elected as national legislative committee chairman

he National Farmers Union board members have re-elected South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke as the legislative committee chairman during the organization's 112th anniversary convention held at Santa Fe, N.M., March 8-11.

"It is an honor to be re-elected to serve as chair of the National Farmers Union Legislative Committee during the time when the United States Department of Agriculture starts implementation of the 2014 farm bill," SDFU President Doug Sombke said. "National Farmers Union has lead the fight to represent family farmers and ranchers at all levels of government and we will continue to do so as the new farm bill is implemented."

National Farmers Union is a family farm organization founded in 1902 with over 250,000 members nationwide. The National Farmers Union Legislative Committee is made up of other Farmers Union presidents from across the country. The committee works with NFU legislative staff in Washington, D.C., on national agriculture issues. Sombke, a fourth-generation farmer who lives in Groton, was first elected chairman in 2011. He also serves on the National Farmers Union executive, foundation, and membership committees.

–S.D. Farmers Union