Corn Powers South Dakota’s Ag Economy

- What would South Dakota look like without corn production? What value does corn production truly bring to the state? And, more importantly, why should South Dakota farmers continue producing tremendous amounts of corn in lieu of other crops? Those are the questions that the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) was seeking to answer as […]

Every Dollar Counts

- With mid-term elections just around the corner, it’s more important than ever before to participate in our national and state elections and make your voice heard. Giving South Dakota corn farmers’ voices power is exactly what the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) does in Pierre. SDCGA has a political action committee, CORNPAC, which also […]

Yes, You Can Make Money in Farming

- Trying to make money in a down ag economy is sometimes like trying to make it rain—and can be a losing battle. Many South Dakota corn farmers know this firsthand. Unfortunately, they are not alone—a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) study from 2015 found that more than 50 percent of farm […]

Farmers Want Trade, Not Aid

- The recent announcement of $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by trade tariffs has not been welcome news for the agriculture community. A stable global economy is the best way for the agriculture industry—and South Dakota corn farmers—to prosper. Nations must work together to meet the burgeoning consumer demands of a growing population that […]

Make Your Voice Heard on Ag Policy

- You turn on the TV, and there it is again—more political news from Washington, D.C. Although South Dakota is a thousand miles from the capital, what happens there can have a major impact on farmers here in the Heartland. Influencing agricultural policy to benefit South Dakota corn farmers is more important than ever. The South […]

A Win for Everyone: Improve Your Land, Provide Wildlife Habitat, Get Paid

- Farmers and landowners have one major thing in common—they want to take care of the land and help it be productive, whether that’s growing a crop or supporting wildlife. It’s in that very spirit that the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) is partnering with Pheasants Forever to promote the Saline Soils Initiative. SDCGA has provided […]

E15 Could Boost South Dakota’s Ag Economy

- South Dakota is an ethanol powerhouse. Our state, while one of the least populated in the U.S., churns out 1.016 billion gallons of ethanol per year, 7 percent of the U.S. total ethanol, from 15 ethanol plants, with one ethanol plant under construction. Those plants employ hundreds of workers, representing more than $2 billion in […]

Best Management Practices Are a Must Going into Dicamba Season

- Dicamba spraying season is upon us here in South Dakota. June 20 is the deadline for using dicamba, a restricted-use pesticide, on South Dakota crop fields. It is more important than ever to follow proper label instructions when spraying dicamba. The stakes could not be higher. A recent study of South Dakota consumers, which was […]

It’s Time to Decide: South Dakota Congressional Primary

- South Dakota may not be heavily populated, but our state carries a lot of weight in Congress, especially when it comes to issues impacting farmers. That means the person who represents South Dakota in Washington, D.C., is tremendously important. The South Dakota primary election will be held June 5. Voters will be asked to choose […]

It’s Time to Decide: South Dakota Gubernatorial Primary

- Participating in our democracy has never been more important. The leaders we choose shapes our state and future in ways we don’t even think about, which makes it all the more important to choose wisely. The South Dakota primary election will be held June 5. Voters will be asked to choose their preferred Republican candidate […]