SD Corn optimistic about rail reform bill

- SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) is optimistic that a rail reform bill will become law and improve procedures for arbitration and rate cases. The U.S. Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent June 19 and sent it to the U.S. House. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) was the lead sponsor of […]

Alverson Testifies on RFS at EPA Field Hearing

- The text below is SDCGA president Keith Alverson’s full testimony from an EPA field hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard that took place on June 25th in Kansas City.   My name is Keith Alverson and I’m a family farmer from Chester, SD. I am president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and on […]

TPA vote a victory for corn farmers

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) commended the U.S. Senate for today’s approval of a bill that would expand the president’s trade-negotiating power. The Senate passed the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on a bipartisan 60-38 vote. The House had already approved the measure. “This is excellent news for farmers and the ag […]

Proposed RFS Reductions Snub Rural America

- Corn farmers, the ethanol industry and rural America received a blow today as the United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed reductions to the Renewable Fuel Standard’s renewable volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016. “Today’s announcement is disheartening as farmers and everyday folks alike have invested billions in order to meet the RFS’s levels set […]

USD Coyotes Prevail Over SDSU Jackrabbits in Third Annaual ‘SOUTH DAKOTA SHOWDOWN SERIES’

- Coyotes Top Jacks 14-13 in a Tight Race for Bragging Rights of the Season-Long, In-State Rivalry South Dakota Corn Utilization officials announced today the University of South Dakota is the 2014 -15 winner of the “South Dakota Showdown Series”, a point-based, athletic and academic competition between the two in-state university rivals. The third year of […]

SD Corn Champions Thune Rail Reform Bill

- South Dakota’s senior U.S. Senator John Thune and fellow U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, who respectively serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced bipartisan rail reform legislation (S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015) that was passed by the committee on […]

SD Corn Utilization Council elects officers

- The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) has elected fourth-generation farmer Reno Brueggeman of Miller as president. The board of directors also elected Justin Davis of Ipswich as vice president and Ryan Wagner of Roslyn as secretary/treasurer. Brueggeman joined the SDCUC board of directors in 2013. He and his brother are involved in a fourth-generation, diversified […]

Corn Week Raises $9,075 and 500 Pounds of Food for Feeding South Dakota

- The Sioux Falls Skyforce and South Dakota Corn announced today that last week’s “Corn Week” raised $9,075 and 500 pounds of food for Feeding South Dakota. The money was raised via a jersey auction of the specialty corn themed jerseys the Skyforce wore during last Friday’s game and the food was raised via daily food […]

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 […]