Well, believe it or not, we have already near the end of the 2019 South Dakota Legislative Session. In the last week of February, the senators and representatives worked hard to get most of the bills out of committee and through their respective floors and this upcoming week will be the final days for getting all the bills through the second chamber. Before the session ends on March 13, the budget will be finalized and any differences in bills that could not be resolved between the two houses will be sent to a conference committee.
I am a fifth-generation farmer, working alongside my dad and brother at our farm north of Salem, S.D. We have a cow/calf operation, a backgrounding feedlot and a row-crop operation where we raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa. My wife, Cindy, and I have two children: a son, Alex, 6, and a daughter, Maddie, 4. I'm lucky enough to get to take them to school every day that I am not in the Legislature, where I will be serving on the State Affairs and Ag and Natural Resources committees.