Showdown Series Fuels Feeding South Dakota

- When the state’s two-largest public universities compete on the basketball court twice this weekend in the South Dakota Showdown Series, we don’t know which teams will come out on top, but we are sure of one big winner: Feeding South Dakota. South Dakota Corn adopted the state’s largest hunger-relief organization as a philanthropic partner when […]

Deadlines Nearing for ARC/PLC & CRP

- Deadlines are approaching to sign up for two important federal programs: ARC/PLC and CRP. Monday, March 16 is the final day that farmers can enroll at their local Farm Service Agency office in either Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). ARC provides “shallow loss” protection and covers losses below 86% of the […]

Conference Rescheduled; U.S.-China Trade Touted

- Mark your calendars for Friday, March 27. South Dakota Corn’s 34th annual conference is rescheduled for that day after a blizzard forced postponement from January 18. The good news is that the lineup of speakers and entertainment will be very similar to the original one. “Finding an available date at the Sioux Falls Convention Center […]

Water Panel Highlights SDCGA Annual Conference

- There’s been no bigger topic of discussion during the past year in South Dakota than water. Snow melt, spring rains, flooded fields, overflowing rivers, flooded lakes, drainage problems–the forces of nature thoroughly tested people’s patience. Quantity and quality are always two major concerns with water. That’s why the South Dakota Corn Growers Association is bringing […]

Eight corn yield entries top 270 bushels per acre

- Despite one of the most-challenging growing seasons ever, eight contestants in a contest sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association raised corn that yielded more than 270 bushels an acre. For the second consecutive year, Scott McKee of Hawarden, Iowa had the highest yield in the contest at 291.82 bushels per acre on a […]

Trade Deals – A Welcome Christmas Gift

- Christmas became a little more merry and bright thanks to some good news about two important trade agreements. Bipartisan passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in the U.S. House of Representatives is a big win for South Dakota and U.S. agriculture. Canada and Mexico are South Dakota’s two largest export markets. Nationally, Mexico is the […]

United, Corn Farmers Can Get Things Done

- Become an SDCGA member in December and receive a $25 Cabelas gift card. When U.S. House Democrats announced Tuesday that they would support passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), it was a welcome step toward implementation of this important trade deal. Fifteen months have passed since the three nations reached an initial agreement. During […]

Last Call For RFS Comments

- This Thanksgiving is a stressful time on the farm. As farmers plod their way through a late harvest, deal with high-moisture corn and are forced to delay field preparation work, this is an incredibly hectic time. Yet, it’s important to take a minute or two out of your busy schedule to let the Environmental Protection […]

Register Now For GrowingOn Presentations

- GrowingOn presentations Dec. 2 – Aberdeen, Dakota Event Center Check-in – 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 – Watertown Event Center Check-in – 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 – Sioux Falls Convention Center Check-in – 5 p.m. Register at After one of the most challenging growing seasons ever, South Dakota farmers will have some important decisions to […]

Battle Against EPA & Waivers Isn’t Over

- Make Your Voice Heard The EPA and President Trump need to hear directly from farmers. So here’s the deal. We’re asking you to visit and tell the EPA to do the right thing and honor the president’s deal on ethanol. You can also email the White House by going to Please don’t wait. […]