SD Corn Still Blazing the Trail for Ethanol in South Dakota

- South Dakota Corn was the catalyst for the state’s ethanol industry and has led the way for it to grow into what it is today. SD Corn will always fight to move ethanol forward. South Dakota’s ethanol industry started in 1988 with the first plant in Scotland. Today, our state boasts 15 ethanol plants, with […]

Dealing with Mother Nature a Focus of the 2019 SD Corn Annual Meeting

- South Dakota Corn hosted another successful annual meeting on January 19 in Sioux Falls. Many farmers braved the frigid temperatures to enjoy a full day of speakers and educational presentations. The first session of the day featured Ed Duggan from Top Third Marketing and Tommy Grisafi of Advance Trading presenting grain marketing perspectives. South Dakota […]

Governor Noem Seeks to Keep South Dakota Ag Vibrant

- South Dakota has officially welcomed former Congresswoman Kristi Noem as the state’s 33rd governor. During Governor Noem’s State of the State Address, she focused on keeping South Dakota’s agriculture industry viable, despite the depressed commodity prices and lingering trade issues. A lifelong farmer and rancher, Governor Noem says she wants to see the state’s number […]

Register Now for the SD Corn Annual Meeting

- Mark your calendars! South Dakota Corn is hosting its 33rd annual meeting on January 19 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. It’s your chance to catch up with other South Dakota corn farmers, participate in organization governance and enjoy sessions on important topics. Topics You Care About The day kicks off with a resolutions meeting […]

Celebrating the Accomplishments of 2018

-  December is a time for celebration and reflection. 2018 has been a monumental year for South Dakota Corn. We’ve made an impact on ag policy, helped pave the way for future agriculture industry leaders and continued growing South Dakota’s corn industry. Although 2018 brought market uncertainty and battles with Mother Nature, the year seems to […]

South Dakota Corn Helps Consumers Understand Farming Practices.

- Every two years, the South Dakota Corn conducts consumer research to determine what topics are most important to consumer audiences. In 2018, more than 400 consumers who live in more urban areas responded to the online survey by indicating that they want to be more informed by farmers about agricultural practices, and they want to […]

Everyone Wins at the South Dakota Showdown Series

- It’s the biggest rivalry in South Dakota collegiate sports—South Dakota State University (SDSU) versus the University of South Dakota (USD). Each year, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) presents the South Dakota Showdown Series, a point-based athletic and academic competition between the two in-state universities. A traveling trophy floats between the two rivals. Points […]

Vote NO on Constitutional Amendment W

- Experimental. Un-elected. Harassment. Massachusetts. Four words that summarize the proposed Amendment W. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association urges a Vote No on Amendment W. Amendment W is Wrong – and here’s why: Proposal Not Invented Here. Amendment W finds its roots with Represent US, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization with little or no connection to […]

Farmers Find the Balance Between Productive Cropland & Pheasant Habitat

- This fall, thousands of hunters from all over the world will be stepping into South Dakota fields to flush our famous state bird—the pheasant. It is a tradition that dates back to 1919, and one that South Dakota corn farmers support in many ways today. Recently, the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks (SDGFP) announced […]

E-15 Gets Presidential Approval: A Huge Win for Farmers

- South Dakota corn farmers recently celebrated a big win with President Trump’s announcement on October 9 that he has approved making E-15 available all year long. “This is huge. Farmers won, the environment won and consumers won. It’s a win, win, win,” says Lisa Richardson, South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) Executive Director. “This is […]