FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 06, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Attorney General Jackley Announces Formation of the National Attorneys General Agriculture Committee
PIERRE – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley as President of the National Association of Attorneys General announces the newly created National Attorneys General Agriculture Committee. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller have been tasked with the important responsibility of serving as Co-Chairs for this committee. Other committee members include: Attorneys General Doug Chin (Hawaii), Cynthia Coffman (Colorado), Brad Schimel (Wisconsin), Derek Schmidt (Kansas), Bill Sorrell(Vermont) and Greg Zoeller (Indiana).
“The State Attorneys General have always taken a proactive approach to recognizing important issues that directly impact our States. The newly formed Agriculture Committee will allow us to address the 21st century legal challenges facing our farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry,” said Attorney General Jackley.
“We want to congratulate Attorney General Jackley on being elected President of the national organization, and also commend him for organizing a committee focused on agriculture. It shows he understands the importance of agriculture not only to South Dakota but to all of the states involved. To have this focus among Attorneys General across the country will certainly be helpful to our industry,” stated Scott VanderWal, President South Dakota Farm Bureau.
“With agriculture facing numerous challenges daily, both legal and otherwise, we are fortunate to have Attorney General Jackley serving such a prominent role. We are optimistic that with his position, and the creation of the Agriculture Committee, Attorney Jackley will be a champion for South Dakota agriculture on the national stage,” said Doug Sombke, President SD Farmers Union.
"South Dakota Stockgrowers support Attorney General Jackley in this important effort. Marty has worked well with Stockgrowers in South Dakota to maintain and improve the integrity of South Dakota’s brand program and he has been a strong advocate for access to open and competitive markets. We appreciate him working for ranchers on the national level," stated Bob Fortune, President, Belvidere, SD.