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Dec 15, 2022


Mary Lou Davis

In the 1970s South Dakota passed a Family Farm Act stating that only family farms could be owned by a family or family corporation, but not a regular corporation. What happened to that law? Nebraska also passed a similar law. I have lost track of it and maybe you could find out if it has been voted out by the legislature. Evidently, something has happened to it? The main force in lobbying to get the law passed was the South Dakota Farmers Union when Ben Radcliffe was president.

Editor's note: That was the "South Dakota Family Farm Act of 1974." A quick google search shows the state legislature amending it since passage to allow corporate-owned dairies and corporate-owned hog producers. I'd suggest contacting the South Dakota Farmers Union for specifics

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