Prevented Plant acres management scenarios

- Prevented Plant Acres in South Dakota Management Scenarios for 2020 By Natural Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota  As farmers prepare for the spring 2020 planting season, many are drawing on the accumulated knowledge gained from the almost 4 million Prevented Plant (PP) acres in South Dakota in 2019. Here are five Prevented Plant field […]

Agricultural Trade Remains a Top Priority

- The coronavirus pandemic has dealt an economic blow to many U.S. industries, and agriculture is certainly no exception. Grain and livestock prices have taken a hit, grain basis is getting smashed on rail values and ethanol plants have had to cut production. But despite the outbreak, people and animals everywhere still need to eat. And […]

Conference Canceled; Observing Ag Week

- The coronavirus outbreak has forced the cancellation of large events everywhere and that includes the South Dakota Corn Growers Association’s annual conference on March 27. People’s health and safety are the No. 1 priority, and the SDCGA is strongly supportive of the multitude of precautions being taken to prevent the spread of the virus. The […]

Don’t Miss SDCGA’s 34th Annual Conference

- For the first time ever, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association will hold its annual conference in spring – two months later than originally planned. And you won’t want to miss it. After a January winter storm forced the conference to be postponed from its original date, the SDCGA rescheduled for March 27 at the […]

Deadlines Nearing for ARC/PLC & CRP

- Deadlines are approaching to sign up for two important federal programs: ARC/PLC and CRP. Monday, March 16 is the final day that farmers can enroll at their local Farm Service Agency office in either Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). ARC provides “shallow loss” protection and covers losses below 86% of the […]

Water Panel Highlights SDCGA Annual Conference

- There’s been no bigger topic of discussion during the past year in South Dakota than water. Snow melt, spring rains, flooded fields, overflowing rivers, flooded lakes, drainage problems–the forces of nature thoroughly tested people’s patience. Quantity and quality are always two major concerns with water. That’s why the South Dakota Corn Growers Association is bringing […]

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 […]