South Dakota Farmers Union support Brown County’s call for special session to deal with eminent domain

HURON, S.D.(Press Release)- South Dakota Farmers Union Board of Directors and State Policy Committee supports the Board of Brown County Commissioners resolution asking the Governor and Lt. Governor to revise South Dakota law to eliminate the taking of private property for non-public use.

“As Summit Carbon Solutions, a private corporation actively ignores landowners’ property rights, the Board of Brown County Commission is taking a bold step to protect Brown County landowners,” said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union and a fourth-generation Brown County farmer. “I hope the Governor listens to their plea and uses her executive power to protect our state’s landowners.”

Landowner rights are supported by South Dakota Farmers Union policy and were the topic of two Special Orders brought forward today, July 20, during the organization’s annual Policy Meeting. During the Policy Meeting, the Board of Directors and State Policy Committee also voted to support the Brown County Resolution.

“We encourage County Commissions throughout the state to join Brown County and create similar resolutions,” Sombke said.