Corn Comments 1.26 – Dakota Lakes Research Farm

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments podcast, Jim Woster recognizes the important work being done by Dwayne Beck and crew at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm in central South Dakota. South Dakota Corn and other stakeholders played a major role in getting Dakota Lakes started and their research continues to make a huge impact […]

Corn Ethanol’s Carbon Intensity On the Decline

- In just the past seven years, corn farming has changed dramatically. America’s corn farmers clearly see the increasing demands for safe and affordable food, feed, fuel and fiber around the world and have answered the call. Farmers have invested and continue to invest in advanced seed genetics, precision technology, high efficiency equipment and water management […]

Corn Comments 1.19 – Thank You #SDCGA29 Sponsors

- Mobile Link During this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster thanks the sponsors who helped make last weekends’s SD Corn Growers Annual Meeting a success.   Diamond (featured in graphic above) Farm Credit Services of America Hefty Seed Monsanto Poet Biorefining SDCUC Syngenta   Platinum  Dakota Ethanol Glacial Lakes Energy WNAX   Gold Bayer CropScience […]

Annual Meeting Preview: Farm Bill & Policy Discussion

- Right after lunch at this year’s SDCGA annual meeting on Saturday, January 17th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, a trio of top-notch policy experts including RMA Administrator Michael Alston, Agri-Pulse’s Sara Wyant and University of Illinois professor Jonathan Coppess will present on the new farm bill, conservation compliance and federal crop insurance program. Michael […]

SD Farmers Harvest 2nd Largest Corn Crop

- The results are in, South Dakota farmers grew the state’s 2nd largest corn crop on record, 787 million bushels in 2014. That news comes from today’s USDA-NASS annual crop production summary. The second place finish for the 2014 crop during what most considered to be an excellent growing season is mostly due a large reduction […]

Corn Comments 1.12 – #SDCGA29 this Saturday

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster breaks down the 29th South Dakota Corn Growers Association annual meeting taking place this Saturday, January 17th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Here’s a short breakdown of the days events: National Radio Hall of Famer, Orion Samuelson, the host of, “This Week in Agribusiness,” […]

Annual Meeting Speaker Preview: Dr. Matt Roberts

- Following the morning welcome at this year’s SDCGA annual meeting next Saturday, January 17th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, Dr. Matt Roberts, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University will take the stage. Roberts is a teacher, researcher and a nationally renowned speaker on […]

Corn Comments 1.5 – Rockin’ Yields Preview

-   Mobile Link There’s only 12 days until the 29th South Dakota Corn Growers Association annual meeting on January 17th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Learn more about our rock star lineup of speakers and register at the link below. http://www.sdcorn.org/events/south-dakota-corn-growers-29th-annual-meeting/ The day will be packed with an incredible lineup of speakers including This Week […]

The Year That Was 2014

- What a year! It has been a wild ride in 2014, all things considered. To help our readers review the year that was 2014, we chose 14 blog posts that captured important events and highlighted issues that matter most to South Dakota farmers. SD farmers grow a record corn crop Tell the EPA: Don’t mess […]

The All-Time Top 10 South Dakota Corn Yields

- The results from the National Corn Yield Contest are in and once again South Dakota farmers have produced huge yields, which coincides with the record crop that is projected both in South Dakota and nationally. But how do this year’s yields stack up compared to those posted in the past? We have your answers with […]