All-American wrestler will head back to the family farm

- This article was featured the most recent edition of EMERGE, our quarterly magazine and was authored by our senior writer, Randy Hascall. Click here to read each and every copy of EMERGE digitally. WAGNER – When he’s not wearing Cornhusker red, Robert Kokesh is driving John Deere green. Wrestling and farming are two of Kokesh’s strongest passions […]

Corn Comments: Stay Positive

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster encourages listeners to keep conversations about agriculture positive, even with the current lower grain prices. Young people, the next generation of farmers, are listening and they need to know the big picture benefits of being involved with production agriculture.

Wetland Issues Update

- Determination Backlog The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s wetland determination backlog continues to decline in South Dakota. Just two years ago the state was faced with a backlog of over 3,800 determination requests, but now is down to 1,529 as of September 1st. Requests have fallen significantly since 2011; regardless, positive progress has been made. The […]

Focus on Farm Safety

- September 20-26 marks National Farm Safety and Health Week across the United States. While encouraging safety on the farm is far from a new trend, it is a very important one. Farming continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the American workforce today. The folks providing our world with an abundance of […]

Corn #Harvest15 Begins

- It’s official, corn harvest 2015 has begun on a few farms in South Dakota as early-planted crops and warm September weather have allowed cornfields to mature and dry down without facing an early freeze.   According to USDA-NASS, 2% of the state’s corn crop had been harvested as of Sunday, September 20th, which surprisingly is […]

Corn Comments: Putting ideas into action

- Mobile Link Jim Woster visits about the positive changes that have taken place across the rural South Dakota landscape thanks to ideas which were put into action in order to improve the world. The old stockyards guy also discusses the success livestock folks are experiencing with the ethanol co-product, distillers grain. Yes corn used for ethanol […]

Water Management Webinar: Bioreactors

- A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest are performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the third webinar taking place tomorrow, September 16th at 9am. The third webinar which is scheduled for tomorrow September 16th will be focused on bioreactors and will feature […]

#SDHarvest15 Photo Contest

- South Dakota boasts some beautiful scenery each fall. From bright skies to vast fall foliage and crops being collected, the scenery across rural parts of the plains can be picturesque to say the least. With that said and harvest now underway, South Dakota Corn has decided to host its 2nd annual South Dakota Harvest Photo […]

Corn Comments: SD Farms are Family Farms

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster congratulates this year’s South Dakota Hall of Fame inductees! Jim also congratulates the century and quasquicentennial farm and ranch families who were recognized at this year’s State Fair. Did you know? 98% of South Dakota’s farms and ranches are family owned and operated. And more than […]