SD corn farmers projected to plant 5.2 million acres

- Today the United States Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual Prospective Plantings report for all major crops. Here is what USDA has to say about the 2015 corn crop acres specifically. “Growers intend to plant 89.2 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2015, down 2 percent from last […]

Corn Comments 3.30 – Ethanol is Clean, American-made, Power

- Mobile Link Woster races through this week’s Corn Comments with some interesting stats about clean-burning, renewable, money-saving, American-made ethanol. Ethanol drastically reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to regular gasoline and increases octane power too. E15 is approved for all cars and light trucks 2001 and newer, but Woster has been proudly using mid-level ethanol blends […]

Notorious Anti-GMO activist to speak at SDSU

- Vandana Shiva, an anti-GMO activist from India known around the world will be speaking at South Dakota State University at the Performing Arts Center in Brookings on Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm as a part of the Great Plains Writers Conference. Her lecture will argue against the notion that “industrial” agriculture feeds the world and […]

Corn Comments 3.23 – Spring has sprung

- Mobile Link Spring has sprung, and the change of seasons has Woster in the mood for poetry. Tune into this week’s Corn Comments to hear his Spring lyrics. REMINDER: Only one week remains to take advantage of our March Membership Madness incentive. Become a new or renewing member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association before the […]

Something To Celebrate

- It’s likely that most people probably don’t think about where their food comes from when sitting down to eat. It’s also likely they don’t think about the amount of labor or individuals involved in making that meal possible. And finally, it’s extremely likely that most folks don’t put much thought into how affordable the food […]

Corn Comments 3.16 – National Ag Week

- Mobile Link Jim Woster kicks off National Ag Week by saying, “Thank You,” from all of us to America’s family farms and ranches. Here are a few stats about South Dakota’s number one industry (agriculture) that are worth celebrating. 98% of family farms and ranches are family owned and operated. South Dakota is home to […]

SDSU to host Precision Ag Expo in Sioux Falls

-   South Dakota State University Extension along with industry partners will be hosting the Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Expo on March 17 & 18 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event will be focusing on tools that allow farmers to increase their production and profitability. Those who have adopted and invested in any […]

Corn Comments 3.9 – Research, Results & More

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster discusses the important South Dakota Corn funded research projects being performed at South Dakota State University and explains how important that work is in helping to benchmark our farmers’ efficiency and environmental responsibility as folks continue to grow more with less. Don’t forget about Membership […]

Skyforce Sporting Corn-Themed Uniforms Tonight

- The Sioux Falls Skyforce will be sporting maize-colored, corn-themed uniforms tonight against the Grand Rapids Drive as a part of Ag Appreciation night at the Sanford Pentagon starting at 7PM CT. The game can also be seen on YouTube for Free. So what’s with the funky uniforms? It’s a collaborative effort between the Sioux Falls […]

Restaurants Against the RFS

- In today’s world of fast-food, corporate greed knows no boundary as America’s renewable fuels industry is not only under attack from Big Oil, but Big Grease now as well. The attacks on farmers have been seen from the National Council of Chain Restaurants including Wendy’s, Arby’s, Domino’s, McDonald’s and many more in what seems to be […]