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RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota Democratic Candidate for Governor Billie Sutton was at the Central State’s Fair in Rapid City today to introduce his plan for agriculture.

Sutton calls it the “Planting Seeds for Growth” Ag plan.

Sutton says it outlines his priorities in advocating for the state’s family farmers and ranchers…




Sutton touched on the current tariffs situation, and believes they do more harm than good to the state’s farmers and ranchers. However, Sutton says he too, believes in fair trade and doesn’t want the U.S. to be taken advantage of.

He also wants to see some changes in the state’s ag assessment program, touching on property tax relief…



Sutton says his plan is all about preserving the way of life for farmers and ranchers for generations to come. Sutton is a 5th generation rancher and says agriculture is key to growth in the state.

Sutton is running against Republican Kristi Noem and Libertarian Kurt Evans.