Benefits of a land grant university

- The president of SDSU, Barry Dunn, talks about his time ranching and studying animals in a publication Growing South Dakota.  Jim Woster carries on, with his Corn’s Comments, talking about how beneficial it is to have a land grant university that is able to do all this research in the agriculture field.  This research greatly […]

Roslyn farmer elected president of SD Corn Utilization Council

- Directors of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council have elected Ryan Wagner of Roslyn to serve as president. Robert Walsh of Elk Point will serve as vice president and Laron Krause of Clear Lake is the new secretary-treasurer. Wagner, who joined the council in March 2014, was secretary-treasurer for the past year. His family’s farm […]

SD Corn Utilization Council meeting

-   When: Wednesday, February 8th Where: SD Corn Office                                           Meeting Agenda 9:00 AM   I. Meeting called to order Pledge of Allegiance Approve financials, agenda, and minutes Executive Committee Report 9:10 AM   II. […]

The Showdown Series

- The Showdown Series continues this week, February 4th.  The USD women’s team travels to Frost Arena to take on SDSU.  February 11th, the SDSU men’s team travels to Sanford Coyote Sports Center to take on USD.  Jim Woster gives an explanation on what The Showdown Series is and the great things they are doing in […]

Annual Meeting

- Annual meeting is this coming Saturday, January 21, in Sioux Falls. Jim Woster gives an in-depth explanation of who will be speaking and the day’s events in this week’s Corn Comments. The educational sessions are free-of-charge. Registering for the day session by Thursday, January 19, will allow you to eat free and meet our great […]

Corn yield winners announced; 1 entry tops 294 bushels/acre

- Timely rains helped many South Dakota farmers grow record crops in 2016 and that’s reflected in the results of an annual corn yield contest sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. Nine winning entries topped 280 bushels per acre. The highest yield was 294.35 bushels per acre in the irrigated category, produced by repeat […]

Showdown Series kicks off Saturday in Brookings

- The popular, yearlong Showdown Series, an athletic and academic competition between in-state rivals University of South Dakota Coyotes and South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, takes center stage at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings. Presented by South Dakota Corn, the South Dakota Showdown Series this year asks fans to “Get […]

New corn manual is farmers’ guide to increased yields and profits

- Want to increase your corn yields? Looking for ways to improve your fertilizer program? Is your precision agricultural equipment giving you fits? A new publication produced by South Dakota State University (SDSU) specialists can help. The manual, “Best Management Practices for Corn Production in South Dakota,” is your unbiased, research-based guide to corn production. Partially […]

Take action to stop extreme atrazine rules

- Farmers have been using atrazine to control weeds in cornfields for decades, but that effective tool could soon be taken away. A draft report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes a dramatic reduction in the levels of atrazine that anyone would be allowed to apply. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association is among many […]

Jacks win Showdown Series

- $66,000 is raised for Feeding South Dakota South Dakota State University prevailed in the fourth annual South Dakota Showdown Series. The Jackrabbits outscored the University of South Dakota 16-11 in the competition sponsored by South Dakota Corn.             With a focus on helping to feed the state, the two schools’ student bodies stepped up in a […]