Voting should be first on our to-do lists

Voting should be first on our to-do lists

- It’s that time of year when we get to make our voices known. Nov. 3 is election day, as every American should know based on the bombardment of TV ads, the debates, the Twitter arguments and lawns covered with candidate signs. Voting is widely recognized as a fundamental human right, yet many millions of people […]

SD farmers beef up sustainability efforts

SD farmers beef up sustainability efforts

- South Dakota farmers are some of the world’s best stewards of the land. For good reason. It benefits everyone when we preserve and manage our soil. After all, soil is the lifeblood of agriculture. And organic matter is the lifeblood of fertile soil. That’s why farmers are using a variety of tools and technology and […]

Pace of U.S. ag exports is picking up steam

- Exports of U.S. agricultural goods took a hit from a U.S.-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are making a substantial rebound as China boosts its imports and other countries pick up their pace of purchases. The gains are significant because exports are vital to South Dakota’s economy. Asian trade partners are particularly […]

Efforts pay off in change to haying rule

- Farmers in 19 South Dakota counties are now allowed to hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevented plant acres – two months earlier than normal. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association has been a strong advocate for a policy change and worked closely with our congressional delegation as we pushed for a date change. […]

Rural South Dakota Needs Broadband

- Rural residents in pockets of South Dakota still don’t have access to an important tool that many Americans take for granted—high-speed Internet. Expansion of broadband infrastructure to those without service is a top priority of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, which has worked on this issue with the National Corn Growers Association for nearly […]

Teams score low at Corn Cob Open

Teams score low at Corn Cob Open

- There were birdies aplenty at the annual Corn Cob Open on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort. The team of Doug Berven, Joshua Shields, Chris Morey and Greg Breukelman, representing Poet, fired a 15-under par 57 to win the four-player scramble. That score was good enough to edge out the Lakeco […]

Grains Council Hard at Work for Farmers

- One of South Dakota Corn’s major industry partners is the U.S. Grains Council, an organization that consists of corn, sorghum and barley producers and agribusiness organizations. The council develops and expands export markets and promotes trade globally. In addition to corn, sorghum and barley, exported products include ethanol, distillers grains and other co-products. The council […]

Ethanol Plants Use Over Half of SD Corn

- If anyone ever asks you how important ethanol is to South Dakota’s economy, you can summarize with three facts. Agriculture is the state’s No. 1 industry. Corn is the state’s No. 1 crop. Ethanol production consumes more than half of the corn that’s harvested in South Dakota. That’s right, more than half. In 2018, South […]

Corn Congress: Paving a Policy Path

- Each summer, South Dakota Corn board and staff members gather with leaders from other state associations in Washington, D.C. for Corn Congress, a series of action team and committee meetings, policy-setting sessions and visits with their respective state’s congressional delegation. South Dakota Corn Growers Association President Doug Noem says this is an important event for […]