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South Dakota Corn Growers Association and South Dakota Soybean Association Show Support for Pipeline Bills Pending in Legislature

Posted on February 07, 2024

Sioux Falls, SD, February 7, 2024 – The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) along with the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) have announced their support for 2024 legislative bills HB 1185, HB 1186 and SB 201.

Dave Ellens, President of the SDCGA shares, “SDCGA appreciates these efforts put forward to help ensure that the economic benefit from this project is realized here in South Dakota. We support this package of bills and prioritize value flowing back to farmer-landowners over the long-term.”

“SDSA prioritizes protection of landowner rights and fair compensation for land use,” said SDSA President Kevin Deinert. “We support legislation that aligns with these priorities.”

The bills’ current statuses are as follows:

  • HB 1185: Passed the SD House Commerce and Energy Committee as amended on Feb. 5.
  • HB 1186: Passed the SD House Commerce and Energy Committee as amended on Feb. 5.
  • SB 201: Introduced and referred to the SD Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on Jan. 31.

About South Dakota Corn Growers Association: Farmer Led and South Dakota Focused

South Dakota corn producers formed the SDCGA membership organization in 1986 to serve as a collective voice on issues at the state and national levels. The state is divided into nine districts for representation. SDCGA board of directors are elected by fellow South Dakota corn producers from their respective districts. SDCGA meets annually to pass resolutions and hold board elections.

About South Dakota Soybean

Founded in 1982, the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization. Because the soybean checkoff is prohibited by law from lobbying, SDSA works to ensure that sound policies are in place to enhance the future of soybean farming. We work on behalf of our members to positively impact regulatory and legislative issues on a local, state and national level.


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