The tax reform legislation passed by the U.S. Senate over the weekend is drawing varied reactions from South Dakota farm groups. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says neither the Senate nor House tax bills will help farmers, and may actually end up costing them financially.

He says the Senate made a bad decision passing legislation that adds to the federal deficit, and gives tax relief to the wealthiest Americans.

Sombke says the tax bill adding to the deficit will also mean less money for the farm bill.

Sombke says the House tax reform bill doesn’t treat agriculture any better than the Senate legislation.