- A new program is offering farmers in 15 South Dakota counties an opportunity to make the best use of unproductive land while also improving their bottom lines. The program, named Every Acre Counts, focuses on developing and implementing strategies to improve soil health, diversity and farm profitability on marginal land where crop production is problematic. […]

- As news spread about devastating flooding in Nebraska that washed out a dam, destroyed homes and turned many fields into lakes, caring people in other states wasted no time responding. On farms and ranches, many thousands of cattle were stranded and some died. Bales of hay were half-covered with water, grain bins were flooded and […]

- Motorists will be able to fill their vehicles with E15 this summer if an EPA proposal gains final approval in time. A year-round offering of the 15 percent ethanol blend would benefit farmers and consumers, but farmers need to make their voices heard in order to make this a reality. The Environmental Protection Agency is […]

- By Steve Johnson, Iowa State University The 2018 Farm Bill that was signed into law last December continues the farm programs that were created in the 2014 Farm Bill, including the commodity crop programs Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC). One of the key changes is the election between ARC-County (ARC-CO) […]

- Two organizations that represent South Dakota’s corn farmers have elected officers for the following year. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association board of directors elected Doug Noem of Bryant as president, Scott Stahl of Emery as vice president and Jeff Burg of Wessington Springs as secretary/treasurer. Noem and Stahl move up from vice president and […]

- 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 […]