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SD FOCUS Food Supply Chain Disruptions

Dick's Country Butcher Shop in Irene, SD, is run by the Sherman family

COVID-19 has both directly impacted the food supply chain and magnified issues that have vexed food producers and the industry for year.

Farmers, ranchers and representatives from the state’s food production organizations join South Dakota FOCUS Thursday, June 11, 8pm (7 MT) on SDPB1 and SDPB.orgto discuss challenges and possible solutions.

Guests include:

  • Ben Gotschall – Interim Executive Director, Organization of Competitive Markets, Nebraska
  • Glenn Muller – Executive Director, South Dakota Pork Producers Council
  • Les Shaw – Cow/Calf Operator, White Owl, SD; Region 1 Vice President, South Dakota Stock Growers Association
  • Scott VanderWal – Soybean/Corn Farmer, Cattle Feeder; President, SD Farm Bureau Federation & Vice President, American Farm Bureau Federation

SDPB content producers Jackie Hendry, Melissa Hamersma Sievers, Lee Strubinger, and Seth Tupper also share perspectives collected from local farmers and ranchers.

South Dakotans are invited to join the conversation by texting 956-7372 or emailing