E15 Could Boost South Dakota’s Ag Economy

- South Dakota is an ethanol powerhouse. Our state, while one of the least populated in the U.S., churns out 1.016 billion gallons of ethanol per year, 7 percent of the U.S. total ethanol, from 15 ethanol plants, with one ethanol plant under construction. Those plants employ hundreds of workers, representing more than $2 billion in […]

Best Management Practices Are a Must Going into Dicamba Season

- Dicamba spraying season is upon us here in South Dakota. June 20 is the deadline for using dicamba, a restricted-use pesticide, on South Dakota crop fields. It is more important than ever to follow proper label instructions when spraying dicamba. The stakes could not be higher. A recent study of South Dakota consumers, which was […]

It’s Time to Decide: South Dakota Congressional Primary

- South Dakota may not be heavily populated, but our state carries a lot of weight in Congress, especially when it comes to issues impacting farmers. That means the person who represents South Dakota in Washington, D.C., is tremendously important. The South Dakota primary election will be held June 5. Voters will be asked to choose […]

It’s Time to Decide: South Dakota Gubernatorial Primary

- Participating in our democracy has never been more important. The leaders we choose shapes our state and future in ways we don’t even think about, which makes it all the more important to choose wisely. The South Dakota primary election will be held June 5. Voters will be asked to choose their preferred Republican candidate […]

You Spoke. We Listened. Now, We Deliver.

- We recently conducted a survey of more than 200 South Dakota corn farmers. You shared with us the topics that are important to you and how you like to receive information from us. We are listening. We will be implementing new changes to reflect what you’ve asked for. You may have already noticed some changes […]

March 28 meeting

- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 South Dakota Corn office 4712 S. Technopolis Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 8:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting SDCUC – Ryan Wagner, Robert Walsh and Laron Krause SDCGA – Troy Knecht, Doug Noem and Travis Mockler 8:30 AM New Board of Directors Orientation 9:15 AM     I.  Meeting called to order […]

Corn Week

- Sioux Falls, SD — The Sioux Falls Skyforce will proudly partner with South Dakota Corn and Feeding South Dakota to host the third annual Corn Week food drive and fundraiser. Corn Week will begin on Monday, March 13 and last through Saturday, March 18. “We’re excited to team up with the Skyforce to support Feeding […]

Importance of agriculture in South Dakota

- In this week’s edition of Corn Comments, Jim Woster gives a sincere apology to all the wonderful FFA students across the state for not acknowledging them during FFA week.  Woster goes on to compliment the wonderful land grant university and tech schools in that state and how they provide a great opportunity to get an […]

Dairy production

- Roger Scheibe, South Dakota Dairy Producer’s Executive Director, has an interesting article in the February 7th edition of the Argus Leader on his thesis Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).  Did you know, about 80% of the monthly cost is spent on the well-being of the dairy cows.  The article goes on to point out various […]

SD Corn Growers board elects Houghton farmer as president

- Troy Knecht of Houghton is the new president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA). The board of directors elected Knecht as president, Doug Noem of Bryant as vice president and Travis Mocker of Centerville as secretary/treasurer. Knecht, who has served on the SDCGA board since January 2010, raises corn, soybeans and alfalfa, and […]