Giving #FoodThanks

- The week of Thanksgiving reminds us all to be thankful for the many things we have in our lives: family, friends, health, homes, jobs, etc. In addition there is something most Americans take for granted but also couldn’t live without – food. With a growing disconnect between farms and consumers, more and more people have no idea where their […]

Vote for your favorite #SDharvest14 photo

- Voting is underway for the #SDharvest14 photo contest. A number of photos were submitted via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by followers using the hashtag #SDharvest14. SD Corn staff has chosen the top ten entries and they have been posted on our Facebook Contest page for users to vote on. The top three vote getters will […]

Corn Comments 11.24 – Be Thankful

- Mobile Link Thanksgiving is upon us as folks take time to gather with friends and family this week. As you sit down to celebrate, be sure to give thanks this holiday season for the bounty of affordable and healthy food that our farmers continue to produce each year. Also, please say a prayer for our military men […]

Rivalry Week in South Dakota

- The historic rivalry between the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University is one that dates back to 1889 on the football field. This coming Saturday the two schools will collide once again in a South Dakota Showdown Series matchup on Saturday, November 22nd at 2pm in Brookings where the winner will determine […]

Corn Comments 11.17 – Talk about Ethanol

-   Mobile Link During this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster encourages folks to talk about ethanol. And there’s plenty to talk about. South Dakota ranks 6th nationally when it comes to ethanol production and produces an average of one billion gallons each year. The industry employs 1,900 hard-working South Dakotans and those individuals have an […]

This Is Farming: Stories about food, work and life

- It’s well known that agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry with an annual impact of $25.6 billion, totaling more than 30% of the state’s economic activity. While these numbers speak for themselves, helping folks understand the deep-rooted impact that agriculture has on our everyday lives has never been more important and continues to be […]

Farmland film showing at SDSU

- The highly acclaimed documentary Farmland will be shown in Brookings on Thursday, November 13th on the campus of South Dakota State University at the Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:00PM. The film is being hosted by the SDSU Swine Club. Admission is free, but the club will be collecting free-will donations of non-perishable food items […]

Corn Comments 11.10 – THANK A VETERAN

-   Mobile Link Whether it’s the freedom to farm, the freedom to vote or the freedom to live, among so many other things, Jim Woster reminds folks to be sure to thank those who have protected the many freedoms we all take for granted, our veterans. Tuesday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day across America. Be sure […]

How much can farmers harvest in a week?

- Corn harvest in South Dakota started out slow thanks to mild summer that included above average rainfall for most areas of the state. With corn prices down this fall, farmers waited for their crop to naturally dry down somewhat before taking to the fields to save on drying costs. For these reasons, the 2014 corn […]

Corn Comments 11.3 – Family Farm Stats

- Mobile Link Jim Woster reminds listeners during this week’s Corn Comments segment that family owned and operated farms and ranches make up 98% of the state’s producers of food, feed, fuel and fiber. More than 2,500 of those farms have remained in the same family for more than 100 years. The latest USDA ag census data […]