Sweet Corn is the 1%

- Sweet corn season has finally arrived in South Dakota. Just saying the words, “sweet corn,” can be music to people’s ears and taste buds. But did you know that sweet corn represents a very small portion of the corn grown in South Dakota and throughout the United States? Sweet corn represents only about 1% of […]

Corn Comments 8.11 – Stand Up For Corn

-  Mobile Link: 8.11.14-R140801-CC It’s always a great day to stand up for corn. In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster visits about why you should become a member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. SDCGA works to protect the rights of South Dakota family farmers, allowing them to farm freely and profitably through lobbying in Washington […]

Ag Rules the Sioux Empire Fair this weekend

-   Farming, food and fun will be had by all who attend the Sioux Empire Fair this coming Friday (August 8th) and Saturday (August 9th) from 10am-5pm, as South Dakota Corn hosts Ag Rules Weekend. All are welcome to participate for FREE in our bingo games, bouncy house, corn crafts, interactive videos and the Amazing […]

Ride Safe, Fuel Right with Ethanol in Sturgis

- The freedom of the open road on two wheels appeals to the estimated half a million who attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally each year in the Black Hills of South Dakota. What powers those bikes is anything but freedom, unless those motorcycles are powered by clean-burning, American-made ethanol. Robert White, a military veteran and the […]

Corn Comments 8.4 – Managing Saline & Sodic Soils

- 8.4.14-R140802-CC In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster visits about SDSU Extension’s upcoming Saline and Sodic Soils Management Workshop and Field Tour which will take place in White Lake on August 12th from 9:30am-3:30pm at the American Legion. The event will feature soil experts presenting on management options in the morning with field tours at […]

Happy Birthday Woster!

- Wishing a very happy birthday to our good friend, the one and only, Jim Woster.

Corn Comments 7.28 – Sioux Empire Fair

- 7.28.14-R140704-CC In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster talks about the upcoming Sioux Empire Fair which runs from August 1st through the 10th. Ag Appreciation Day will be held on Wednesday, August 6th from 11am – 1pm. There will be good food and tunes from Moegen’s Heros to boot. At 2pm that day Jim Woster will […]

Bioreactors Showing Benefits

- Two years ago this summer, a denitrifying bioreactor was installed by South Dakota State University on the Hefty brothers’ farm near Baltic as part of a research project to reduce nutrients runoff leaving fields through subsurface tile drainage. And after two years of research at that site, SDSU’s Water Resource Institute researchers are pleased with […]

Renewable Waste Bags and Beyond

- That headline may sound sort of ironic, but when a household includes pets, dogs specifically, removing their solid waste in a more environmentally friendly manner is possible thanks to America’s corn farmers and some brilliant scientists. Those scientists have figured out a way to utilize cornstarch as an ingredient to make biodegradable waste bags, keeping […]

Corn Comments 7.21 – Volunteer Farm Leaders

- 7.21.14-R140703-CC In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster visits about the volunteer leadership in charge of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Corn Utilization Council. Both boards are made up of volunteers who farm and wear a number of other hats in their communities, schools and homes. Being active within your community and state is […]