A bill was introduced in the South Dakota Legislature that would require grain buyers to report any alleged financial wrongdoing. After numerous discussions with the grain industry, Public Utilities Commission Commissioner Chris Nelson said they want the regulatory agency to address these issues during the inspection process. “Personally, I’m not convinced that that’s going to do what we need, but I’m willing to try it for a year and see if we can get the information we need through our inspections in a timely manner. If that works, great, if it doesn’t, we’ll probably be back a year from now with a very similar bill.” The Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously agreed to table this bill.
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