Skyforce corn uniform promo will help fight hunger

- The Sioux Falls Skyforce and South Dakota Corn are teaming up this week to raise money for Feeding South Dakota through a promotion that includes special game uniforms and a food drive. Skyforce players will wear corn-themed yellow-and-green uniforms in their Friday (March 6) game against the Grand Rapids Drive at the Sanford Pentagon as […]

Clear Lake, Dimock farmers join Corn Council board

- Laron Krause of Clear Lake and Jeremiah Freidel of Dimock will join the board of directors of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council in March. Krause, 54, will represent Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Hamlin and Kingsbury counties. He succeeds Andy Dupraz of Aurora, who completed his terms on the board. Krause raises corn, soybeans and wheat […]

SD Corn Growers re-elect leaders for 2015

- South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) board members have re-elected all three officers to serve for another year. Keith Alverson of Chester will continue as president, Troy Knecht of Houghton will remain vice president and Doug Noem of Bryant will again be secretary/treasurer. Alverson, a sixth-generation farmer, farms in partnership with his dad and uncle. […]

Emery couple wins John Deere Gator in SD Corn raffle

- Scott and Amanda Stahl of Emery won a new John Deere Gator utility vehicle in a South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) raffle. The Corn Growers teamed up with Noteboom Implement of Corsica, Chamberlain and Parkston on the promotion. Noteboom donated the XUV 550 S4 Gator. Tickets were sold at various agricultural events, at Noteboom […]

South Dakota Corn Growers present awards at annual meeting

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) recognized outstanding achievements in the promotion of farmers, service to agriculture, legislative issues and public outreach during the organization’s 29th annual meeting Jan. 17 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The association honored Culver’s restaurants as Most Valuable Player in Agriculture, Bryan Jorgensen of Ideal for Excellence in […]

South Dakota’s biggest athletic rivalry helps fight hunger

- South Dakota’s biggest athletic rivalry continues this weekend with the South Dakota Corn Showdown Series. The University of South Dakota will host the women’s basketball game at 2 pm on Saturday, and South Dakota State will host the men’s basketball game at 4:30 pm. Presented by South Dakota Corn, the Showdown Series is structured against […]

SD Corn Growers annual meeting to feature Culver’s CEO, vast lineup of ag specialists

- The 29th annual meeting of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association will include a diverse lineup of speakers who are leaders in their respective fields. The Jan. 17 meeting at the Sioux Falls Convention Center will feature a variety of presentations and panel discussions throughout the day as well as an evening banquet. Craig Culver, […]

300-bushel-per-acre barrier toppled

- Huron farm sets record in SD corn yield contest The elusive 300-bushel-per-acre corn barrier has been broken. Riverside Farms of Huron has set a South Dakota record with a corn yield above 308 bushels per acre, the top mark in a contest sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association in conjunction with the 2014 […]

Comments Needed on NRCS Proposal

- The Natural Resources Conservation Service has proposed changes to the way the agency will make some wetland determinations. The agency’s proposal filed in the Federal Register states that Prairie Pothole states including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota would incorporate the use of offsite resources to make official wetland determinations in some instances. The […]

Corn Growers Association lauds China GMO decision

- China’s approval to allow the import of Syngenta’s corn hybrid, Agrisure Viptera (MIR-162), is a significant step for American farmers and foreign trade, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) says. “The agricultural industry continues to develop new technologies as a means to grow bigger crops safely, efficiently and sustainably in order to meet the […]