Pro Farmer analyzes SE SD corn crop

- The Pro Farmer Crop Tour surveyed corn and soybean fields in southeastern South Dakota last week as they kicked off their annual scouting trip across the Corn Belt. Read below for technical commentary from their time in the Mount Rushmore State where they took 57 samples from 3 different crop districts. The South Dakota corn […]

Corn Comments 8.25 – Ag opportunities abound in SD

- Mobile Link: 8.25.14-R140805-CC As the year starts at schools, technical institutes and universities across our great state, Jim Woster gives a reminder about the numerous opportunities that are available throughout agriculture in South Dakota. The diversity and demand for jobs across South Dakota’s number one industry continue to grow giving our young people ample opportunity to […]

The burning difference between Ethanol & Gas

- With big oil spilling constant non-stop nonsense about American-made ethanol, it’s important for folks to see the facts about renewable fuels for themselves. Ethanol provides an abundance of benefits including lower prices at the pump, increased octane, an economic boost, and additional domestic energy security. But an important factor that can’t be forgotten is the […]

Corn Comments 8.18 – State Fair Preview

- Mobile Link: 8.18.14-R140804-CC In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster previews the upcoming South Dakota State Fair with memories of years gone by. Jim also highlights the South Dakota Auctioneers Association’s “Bid Calling Contest,” a fundraiser for the South Dakota 4H Foundation that takes place on Sunday, August 31st at 2pm. The auction includes a live auction where […]

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.