Farm Bureau delegates will vote on policies to enhance competition within the cattle and beef industries. “We’re trying to find ways to increase compeition,” siad Reid Jensen, board member, South Dakota Farm Bureau. “It’s a hard thing to do, but that’s one thing being talked about down here.” Delegates will vote on a resolution that would increase the amount of cattle sold in the cash market. “The southern states don’t like that as well because they do a lot of contracting with their cattle and the Midwest is looking for more cash pricing.” Jensen says the southern states have a large representation within Farm Bureau which will impact this debate. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal is the American Farm Bureau vice president and will oversee the resolutions process Tuesday. Thanks to South Dakota Farm Bureau for cosponsoring RRFN’s coverage of the AFBF Convention.
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