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 www.growingon.com 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 https://www.ncga.com 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 https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/. Please don’t wait. […]

Programs help protect pheasant population

- Saturday, October 19, is the pheasant hunting opener in South Dakota, and it’s almost sure to be another successful season despite some of the most brutal weather the state has ever experienced. South Dakota had one of the snowiest winters on record, followed by March and April blizzards that hammered our state birds. If that […]

Trade Deals Need Full Attention

- When the United States and Japan signed a trade agreement in late September, it was welcome news for agriculture. What would be even better news is if this is followed by additional trade agreements with other nations, particularly Mexico, Canada and China. Congress has had more than enough time to thoroughly review the United States-Mexico-Canada […]

USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by Disasters

- Extreme weather has landed one blow after another to farmers this growing season. To provide some relief, the USDA is offering a $3 billion package to help farmers affected by natural disasters, including the flooding and excess rains that have hammered South Dakota. Farmers in 58 South Dakota counties who suffered crop damage or prevented […]

Trying to Make the Most Out of a Stressful Year

- To call this an incredibly challenging year for farming is probably an understatement. Autumn precipitation left soil saturated throughout the winter, and spring rains never seemed to end throughout most of South Dakota. Frustrated farmers scrambled to plant their crops. Across the nation, a record 19.3 million acres of farmland went unplanted this year, according […]