Alverson to tell EPA the #RFSworks

- Husband, father, farmer, volunteer board member and ethanol-advocating road warrior sums up the South Dakota Corn Growers president Keith Alverson as he heads down to Kansas City to speak on behalf of the state’s corn farmers at tomorrow’s Environmental Protection Agency hearing on their proposed cuts to the volume of corn ethanol in the Renewable […]

RFS Rally in KC on Thursday

- Farmers and other interested folks are invited to attend the “Rally for Rural America” in Kansas City on Thursday (June 25) as the Environmental Protection Agency holds a hearing after releasing their proposal to lower the volume of corn ethanol required by law in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. This proposal could be damaging to […]

Corn Comments: Showdown Series Shines

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster highlights this year’s South Dakota Corn Showdown Series, a rivalry competition based on academics and athletics between South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota, which the Coyotes won by a score of 14-13.

Sully County Voters Approve Ethanol Zoning

- The people of Sully County, South Dakota have spoken loud and clear with last night’s election results showing overwhelming support for the zoning of the proposed Ring-Neck Energy ethanol plant to be built south of Onida. According to KCCR radio in Pierre, Sully County residents submitted 530 yes votes to 142 nay votes. A 62% […]

Corn Comments: Memories of Dad

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster shares memories of dad with Father’s Day on the horizon and reflects on just how far we’ve come in agriculture over the past few decades. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our dad’s and grandpa’s for hanging in during those toughest of times.”

June is a dairy good month in SD

- Does your day include a glass of milk, slice of cheese or scoop of yogurt? Or how about the occasional ice cream cone? Those nutritious and tasty treats are made possible by the 350 hard-working family dairies who care for the 94,000 milk cows across South Dakota that produce roughly 650,000 gallons of milk each […]

Corn Comments – Thanks to the Corn Cob Open Sponsors

- Mobile Link Well it’s happened again, Jim Woster forgot about his wedding anniversary and the Corn Cob Open is sold out. The Corn Cob Open golf event gets better each and every year, but it wouldn’t be possible without the help from our amazing sponsors. Premier Sponsors: POET and Syngenta Golf Cart Sponsor: Monsanto Meal […]

SDSU to host Saline/Sodic Soil Workshops

- Have you ever noticed a field with streaks of white accents in amongst topsoil in unproductive areas? Those trouble spots are most likely due to excess salinity aka salt build-ups in the soil profile. Saline/sodic soils cause major problems for farmers as they halt the movement of water, preventing uptake by crops, making production non-existent. […]

Corn Comments – Biotechnology: The Key Ingredient

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster highlights a guest column on biotechnology by recent Milbank High School graduate Kiera Leddy which was featured in the March issue of South Dakota Corn’s Magazine, Emerge. Leddy, a young leader in her community, represented the Milbank FFA Chapter and the state of South Dakota in […]