Corn Comments: Auctioneers and Stockyards

- Mobile Link Tune into this week’s Corn Comments segment as Jim Woster’s State Fair prep continues with a preview of the South Dakota Auctioneers Association bid calling contest on Sunday, September 6th at 2pm on the Dakota Land Stage with all proceeds going towards 4-H. Jim is also working on a project called the Ag Heritage Center […]

WOTUS Rule Blocked by Federal Judge

- Late this afternoon, Chief Judge Ralph Erickson of the U.S. District Court for North Dakota issued a decision granting a request for a preliminary injunction against the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule.  The injunction appears to be indefinite and applies nationwide, meaning the rule will NOT go into effect tomorrow as was previously the case. […]

Ringneck Energy Investment Meetings Underway

- Investment information meetings are currently underway for Ringneck Energy, an ethanol and livestock feed facility to be located near Onida. There is a heavy schedule of meetings during the next three weeks across eastern South Dakota with stops in the following towns: Wednesday, August 26th Freeman and Canton Thursday, August 27th Salem and Sioux Falls […]

Corn Comments: State Fair Preview

- Mobile Link Woster previews the upcoming state fair in this week’s Corn Comments segment. This year’s Grand Stand features include Kenny Rogers, The Band Perry, Huey Lewis and the News, Bull Bash and a monster truck show. Crowd favorites at the free stage include Sherwin Linton, Mogen’s Heros and the South Dakota Farm and Ranch Recognition Program. […]

Water Management Webinar: Controlled Drainage

- A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest are performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the second one taking place tomorrow, August 19th at 9am. Each of the webinars will provide best management practices for improving drainage water quality and information […]

Pro Farmer Tour impressed with SE SD corn crop

- The much-anticipated Pro Farmer Crop Tour kicked off its annual scouting trip across the Corn Belt surveying 72 cornfields in southeastern South Dakota on Monday (August 17th). Participants were impressed as final analysis from the tour gauged southeast South Dakota corn yields at 165.94 bushels per acre, a large increase from last year’s projected yield […]

Corn Comments: Consider Agriculture’s Opportunities

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster advises that young people consider agriculture when making decisions about furthering their education via college or tech school. South Dakota has ample opportunities for the next generation to excel in agriculture and the demand for employees and entreprenuers is on the rise. One new educational […]

USDA predicts record corn yield in SD

- Today’s United States Department of Agriculture August crop production report projected a record yield of 160 bushels per acre for this year’s South Dakota corn crop. If realized, this would be up by 12 bushels per acre from last year. The current record of 151 was set in 2009. Overall, total corn for grain production […]

Sweet Corn Season in Full Swing

- It’s finally here; sweet corn season has officially arrived in South Dakota. Sweet corn, corn on the cob or candy corn? Call it what you may, but this popular and seasonal delicacy has been a long-standing tradition that dates back to early America as the first record of sweet corn involved the Native American tribe, […]