SD Stockgrowers update on 2019 legislative session
On January 8, 2019, President Gary Deering and SDSGA Lobbyist Jeremiah Murphy were on hand to witness the historic first State of the State Address by newly sworn in Governor Kristi Noem. They were also able to spend some time making valuable contacts and talking with legislators about the Stockgrowers priorities moving into this year’s session.
We will have another great opportunity to hear from state officials as well as legislators at our annual legislative day and mixer on January 16. This year’s event will take place at Drifters Bar and Grill in Ft. Pierre. We have Governor Noem confirmed to speak sometime in the late afternoon/early evening. We are still finalizing the agenda for the day will email that out as well as post it on our website as soon as possible. Please plan on attending this great event where we are able to informally express our priorities to many lawmakers.
In order to keep Stockgrower members up to speed with the latest developments from Pierre this session, we will again be holding weekly conference calls. We will hold calls every Wednesday morning at 6:30am MST beginning on January 23. Conference call numbers and instructions will be emailed out and posted on our website as they draw nearer. Again, this is a great opportunity to get first hand updates on what’s going on, as well as give your input on the issues.
–South Dakota Stockgrowers Association
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