Silage Season

- While corn harvest has started in the southern to central areas of the United States, South Dakota farmers are in the middle of silage season. Choppers are making their way through cornfields mincing the plants into feed for dairy and/or beef cattle for the coming year. For those unfamiliar with how the silage process works, […]

Record Corn Crop Predicted in SD, US

- America’s farmers continue to overproduce. It’s what they do best, especially if Mother Nature decides to play along during the growing season. Year after year, our farmers continue to grow abundant, affordable and sustainable supplies of food, feed, fuel and fiber for folks at home and abroad. This trend of success will more than likely […]

Corn Comments 9.15 – Beef Bowl & Ag Appreciation Day

- Mobile Link There’s a lot going on in South Dakota when it comes to agriculture and football this coming weekend. The Beef Bowl takes place on Saturday (September 20th) in Brookings with a beef barbecue starting at 3:30pm before the South Dakota State University Jackrabbit football game at 6pm. On the same day in Vermillion, the […]

Corn Comments 9.8 – SD Farms are Family Farms

- Mobile Link Did you know that 98% of the farms in South Dakota are family farms? It’s true. In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster visits about how large and small family owned and operated farms and ranches dot the landscape across South Dakota and continue to improve in their ability to feed a […]

Senator Thune to introduce bill strengthening Surface Transportation Board

- The following is a press release from Senator Thune’s office about a bipartisan plan to introduce legislation that will strengthen the Surface Transportation Board following months of railroad service delays and backlogs that have hurt farmers, ethanol plants and other agribusinesses in South Dakota. ********** WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Senator […]

Good news for the RFS?

- It has been nearly one year since the United States Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed 2014 numbers lowering the Renewable Fuel Standard (a target mandate declaring how much renewable fuel the United States will consume). A proposal that could be potentially damaging to America’s corn farmers and biofuel producers who have grown into an […]

Oil continues to rule the rail

- As family farmers, grain co-ops, ethanol plants and other agribusinesses continue to suffer from poor rail service for nearly a year now, oil shipments on the rails continue to climb. This is according to the United States Energy Information Administration whose data shows oil carloads topping 15,000 per week and continuing to rise. How does […]

Corn Comments 9.1 – Social Media Storytelling

- Mobile Link: http://sdcorn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/uploads/2014/09/9.1.14-R140901-CC.mp3 In this week’s Corn Comments, Woster visits about how South Dakota Corn is telling agriculture’s story through social media. You can now connect with South Dakota Corn on new mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Vine and of coarse this very blog, SDCornblog.org Farmers have a great story to tell, they are growing more food, feed, fuel and fiber with […]

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 […]