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 […]

You Spoke. We Listened. Now, We Deliver.

- We recently conducted a survey of more than 200 South Dakota corn farmers. You shared with us the topics that are important to you and how you like to receive information from us. We are listening. We will be implementing new changes to reflect what you’ve asked for. You may have already noticed some changes […]

March 28 meeting

- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 South Dakota Corn office 4712 S. Technopolis Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 8:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting SDCUC – Ryan Wagner, Robert Walsh and Laron Krause SDCGA – Troy Knecht, Doug Noem and Travis Mockler 8:30 AM New Board of Directors Orientation 9:15 AM     I.  Meeting called to order […]

Corn Week

- Sioux Falls, SD — The Sioux Falls Skyforce will proudly partner with South Dakota Corn and Feeding South Dakota to host the third annual Corn Week food drive and fundraiser. Corn Week will begin on Monday, March 13 and last through Saturday, March 18. “We’re excited to team up with the Skyforce to support Feeding […]