SDCA and SDSGA Urge Negotiations on United States Forest Service Grazing Agreements

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA) represent beef producers and members across the state, including many producers who hold federal grazing permits. Together, the SDCA and SDSGA urge the United States Forest Service to engage in robust and meaningful negotiations for new grazing agreements across the region.
“The stability of the National Grassland permits are important for the permittees and the small communities they support,” said Eric Jennings, SDCA President. “SDCA looks forward to working alongside the Forest Service to develop a more efficient, sustainable and uniform process to administer the permits.”
“The SDSGA is pleased to host initial discussions between the Forest Service and state grazing associations,” said Vaughn Meyer, SDSGA President. “Along with the SDCA, we are hopeful this meeting will signal future discussion among all parties and result in more productive and sustainable use of our national grasslands.”

View the letter submitted to the Forest Service here. 

The SDCA is a grassroots organization that advances the interests of South Dakota cattlemen through representation and promotion of the beef industry. To learn more about SDCA please visit or contact SDCA at
The SDSGA works to promote the independent livestock producers of South Dakota. To learn more about SDSGA please visit or email SDSGA at
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