Noem Says Rhoden Busy Working In New Role As Ag Secretary

(KCCR) — Governor Kristi Noem says her temporary Secretary of Agriculture is adapting to the new duties of the position well. The Governor recently appointed Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden as the interim replacement for the retiring Kim Vanneman…

Noem says Rhoden is working with federal officials about meat inspections to allow for South Dakota proteins to be marketed across state boundaries…

Noem says all options are on the table…

Noem gave no opening statement with Thursday’s press conference and went straight to questions including questions about Tribal checkpoints on state highways and the discovery of a large underground mine in Blackhawk and how the state is responding.