Governor Noem touting benefits of merger between Department of Agriculture, DENR  (Audio)

January 11, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The South Dakota legislative session begins this week in Pierre, with a bill to merge the Department of Agriculture and Department of Environment and Natural Resources expected to receive plenty of scrutiny.

Governor Kristi Noem supports the merger…

The South Dakota Farm Bureau is supportive of the merger, while Farmer’s Union is against it…

If the Legislature signs off on the merger, when it would it take effect???

The session begins tomorrow with the governor’s State of the State address.