South Dakota farm organizations and farm families have donated 500 gallons of milk to the Community Food Banks of South Dakota. The donations of milk come in response to the recent activities of activist organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. On Nov. 25th PETA protested South Dakota's dairy industry by dumping gallons of milk into a trash can by a person dressed in a cow outfit in downtown Rapid City.
Ag United is matching the contribution of 500 gallons with an additional 500 gallons to be distributed to families in the Rapid City area as well as other areas across the state.
"We are very happy with the out pouring of generosity from South Dakotans," said Steve Dick, Executive Director of Ag United. "South Dakota producers care about their livestock as well as their neighbors and communities they live in," said Dick.
Dairy foods are the most abundant source of calcium in the American food supply and have many vitamins to keep your body healthy. To learn more about how dairy products lead to a healthy diet check out the Midwest Dairy Association web site at: www.midwestdairy.com.
Ag United was developed through a collaboration of farm organizations that support livestock production and development and includes the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Pork Producers Council and the South Dakota Soybean Association. The President of the organization is Volga farmer, Scott VanderWal; the Secretary is Astoria farmer, Dave Iverson.
Source: Ag United for South Dakota