Chairman’s Note: It’s official. South Dakota farmers and ranchers aren’t going to get a farm bill before the November election, and we can thank Congresswoman Noem for it. Noem sat on her hands during the August recess, then failed to use her position in Republican leadership to force a vote on the Farm Bill before current farm programs expire at the end of the month. The fact is, we have only have one representative in Congress. With Noem’s failure to pass a farm bill, it’s now clear she just isn’t up for the job.