RAPID CITY, S.D. - There's no doubt agriculture is center stage at the annual Black Hills Stock Show and Saturday, agricultural leaders from all around the region will be hand to discuss today's top agricultural issues.
Leaders met at the Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fair Grounds Saturday night.
Also making an appearance this year was South Dakota Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem.
And those cuts may have to come in the funding for the pine beetle eradication programs or for fire suppression. No one knows for sure what may have to be cut. But South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she has already formulated the argument she will use to get the funding restored if the cuts are made.
Kristi Noem says, "And what I've done is approached the White House to say, listen, this pine beetle situation that we have in the Hills should not be looked at as a policy and a red tape issue. This is an emergency situation." Noem appeared in Rapid City today to discuss the upcoming ag bill with farmers and ranchers at the Stock Show.