Farmers Fight for RFS as RVO Decision Looms

- There is much for farmers to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: good health, good yields and decent weather. That list doesn’t include commodity prices as farmers face below breakeven prices that better represent the 1970’s era minus modern day input costs. What’s exactly driving those prices down mostly has to do with the large supplies […]

Corn Comments: Happy Thanksgiving

- Mobile Link  Happy Thanksgiving from the leadership and staff at South Dakota Corn. What are you thankful you for? Many farmers are thankful that Iowa State University Farm Management Specialist Steven Johnson is returning for seven grain marketing meetings across South Dakota. GrowingOn meetings are free and put on as a partnership between South Dakota […]

Stalks and Stover

- After corn harvest is complete, mostly cobs, stalks and stover remain in the fields. What farmers decide to do with those commodities can depend on a number of circumstances, but there is much that can be done. Corn Stalk Bales Farmers sometimes choose to rake their stalks into rows and then bale them for livestock […]

#SDharvest15 Photo Contest Finalists

- First off, we want to say thank you to everyone who helped submit over 100 awesome photos capturing the beauty and essence of harvest in South Dakota. This strong imagery helps to tell the story of the state’s number one industry. Choosing just ten images was a difficult task. Now we pass that power on […]

Corn Comments: Annual Meeting Just Around the Corner

- Mobile Link Have you seen our new This Is Farming campaign? Be sure to check out the new look and informative videos at Our 30th SDCGA Annual Meeting is just around the corner. We have a full day of education and entertainment planned for January 9th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and the time to […]

South Dakotans Fight Hunger During Rivalry Week

- The historic rivalry between the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University is one that dates back to 1889 on the football field. With both schools coming off of big wins, playoff positions are on the line this coming Saturday as the two collide once again in a South Dakota Showdown Series matchup […]

Corn Comments: Rivalry Week

- Mobile Link The South Dakota Corn Showdown Series rivalry football game between the University of South Dakota Coyotes and the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits is this Saturday, November 14th at 1pm in Vermillion at the Dakota Dome. Both teams are coming off of big wins last weekend and this game has large playoff implications. […]

Showdown Series Facebook Giveaway

- Rivalry week has arrived in South Dakota as the University of South Dakota Coyotes prepare to take on the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits for the 102nd time on Saturday, November 14 at 1pm in the Dakota Dome. To show appreciation for our Facebook followers, we are giving away three incredible Showdown Series prizes away. […]

Farmers Benefit From NASS Survey Participation

- Prepare your eyes for brutal honesty. Farmers tend to complain about and/or disagree with the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistic Service data more often than not, but very few actually do something about it, like cooperate. South Dakota is among the worst and whatever the reasons are for low participation, the trend […]

What is mycorrhiza?

- Say it with me now, my–co-rhyz-ah. So what is it? Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) is beneficial fungi that lives in the soil and naturally provides phosphorus and other nutrients like zinc and copper to cash crops, reducing the need for expensive fertilizer inputs. AMF allows plant roots to explore 1,000 times more soil volume than […]