Doug Sombke to remain President of the South Dakota Farmers Union

HURON, S.D.(Press Release)- Doug Sombke was elected to serve his 10th term as President of South Dakota Farmers Union Friday making the fourth-generation Brown County farmer among the longest serving Presidents of South Dakota’s largest agriculture organization.

“It is an honor to serve South Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers,” Sombke said. “Guided by our grassroots policy, together we have made unbelievable strides. But there is more work to be done and I am hoping to see a few more policy items across the finish line.”

Breaking up packer monopolies, reinstatement of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (MCOOL) and strengthening South Dakota’s property rights laws by working with the South Dakotans First Coalition are among the policy-driven focuses Sombke will continue advocating for together with a member-elected board of directors, staff and more than 20,000 farmer/rancher members.