South Dakota Corn Growers present awards at annual meeting

- SIOUX FALLS, Jan. 9, 2016 – 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 30th annual meeting Jan. 9 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The association honored the Poet ethanol company as Most Valuable Player in […]

Corn yield winners announced

- Two SD farmers top 288 bushels per acre (December 18, 2015) – Ideal growing conditions were widespread in 2015 and that is reflected in the results of an annual corn yield contest sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. The highest yields topped 288 bushels per acre in the South Dakota competition that was […]

SD Corn Applauds Passage of Rail Reform Bill

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association applauds today’s passage of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives. S. 808 aims to strengthen the Surface Transportation Board by enhancing its ability to efficiently address rail system issues as they arise. South Dakota’s senior U.S. Sen. John Thune and fellow […]

Corn Growers Disappointed in RFS Volumes

- For Immediate Release Contact:         Lisa Richardson, SDCGA Phone:           (605) 334-0100 Corn Growers Disappointed in RFS Volumes The following is a statement from 6th generation South Dakota family farmer Keith Alverson, president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, in response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the renewable volume obligations […]

4th Annual South Dakota Showdown Series Aims To Break World Record

- Since inception, Showdown Series has fed over 330,000 meals to South Dakotans   VERMILLION, S.D. (Nov. 10, 2015) – As part of the Fourth Annual South Dakota Showdown Series, South Dakota Corn, University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University will team up in a world record attempt to generate funds to benefit Feeding […]

Venezuelan trade team visits area farm, elevator, ethanol plant

- Four Venezuelan grain buyers who came to South Dakota to get an up-close look at grain production, quality and storage got more than they bargained for. They got to ride in a combine during harvest. “It was amazing,” said a smiling Yosue Caridad, marketing manager for Comercial Belloso. “It was perfect.” The Venezuelans said they […]

Alverson Re-Elected to National Corn Board

- Keith Alverson, a sixth-generation farmer from Chester, has been re-elected to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board. Alverson is president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) board of directors and previously served three years on the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) board, including two years as vice president. “Keith is […]

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 […]