- Grace Brose of Box Elder, a senior at New Underwood High School, won a National Ag Day essay contest organized by the Agricultural Council of America. She won a $1,000 prize and a March 14 trip to Washington, D.C., for recognition at the National Press Club. Contest sponsors were CHS Inc., National Association of Farm […]

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association has added two new members to its board of directors. Dave Ellens, 33, who farms near Wentworth, represents District 2, which encompasses Lake, Miner, Minnehaha and Moody counties. He succeeds Keith Alverson of Chester, who completed his eligibility after serving three three-year terms on the board. Taylor Sumption, 43, […]

- Spring has finally arrived. However, it’s likely to be a long wait before planting season begins. Many South Dakota farm fields were still covered with snow as spring approached. Temperatures were below freezing during the last 25 days of February and into early March, which prevented melting. And the frost was deep. When the temperature […]

- The United States exported a record 1.62 billion gallons of ethanol to 74 countries in the past marketing year and is pursuing opportunities to more than double that amount in the near future. The U.S. Grains Council, which develops foreign markets, has set a goal of 4 billion exported gallons in 2022. “That’s the equivalent […]

- SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Corn Growers Association recognized outstanding agricultural achievements during the organization’s 33rd annual meeting Jan. 19 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The association presented its Most Valuable Player Award to Jeff Zimprich, state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service of South Dakota. The Excellence in Agriculture Award posthumously […]

- SIOUX FALLS – Tommy Grisafi has a name for the record high price of corn in 2018. “I call $8 corn the devil because it distorted what’s real,” the Advance Trading commodity risk management adviser said during the 33rd annual meeting of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. Grisafi was part of a strong lineup […]

- When the Tru Shrimp Co. announced in early January that it will build a shrimp production facility in Madison, it was a bonus not only for the city but also for South Dakota agriculture. In a state with successful beef, pork and dairy industries, animal agriculture is gradually becoming more diverse with a growing poultry […]

- SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) honored seven retiring board members for their service Jan. 19 during the organization’s 33rd annual meeting at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Five of the seven served on the SDCGA board: Keith Alverson of Chester, Steve Halverson of Pierre, Troy Knecht of Houghton, Mike Nickolas […]

- A South Dakota Corn advertising campaign received special recognition during an annual regional competition organized by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). The 2017-18 campaign, “The Farmer in You,” won a merit award for advertising campaign directed to consumers and the accompanying TV spots earned a first-place award for ad campaign element directed to consumers. The […]

- Delaney Howell will serve as master of ceremonies for our education presentations and Eric Snodgrass will give a weather marketing presentation. Here are profiles on the two. Howell As a youngster, Delaney Howell thought the Market to Market show her dad and grandparents watched regularly was “really boring.” My, how times have changed. Now, she […]