Gov. Noem hosting call for ag industry regarding DENR and SDDA merger

- Gov. Kristi Noem will host a conference call for our states farmers and ranchers on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 10:45 am CST to discuss the merger of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.    Here is the information to join the conference call: Time: 10:45 a.m CST […]

EPA’s final renewable fuel rule disappoints South Dakota corn farmers

- The Environmental Protection Agency issued its final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation rule today, setting volumes and accounting for waivers that it issues to oil refineries. Instead of using a three-year rolling average of actual renewable fuel gallons waived for the oil industry, the EPA plans to use an average of gallons that the Department of […]

SD Corn Applauds Passage of Rail Reform Bill

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association applauds today’s passage of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives. S. 808 aims to strengthen the Surface Transportation Board by enhancing its ability to efficiently address rail system issues as they arise. South Dakota’s senior U.S. Sen. John Thune and fellow […]

Corn Growers Disappointed in RFS Volumes

- For Immediate Release Contact:         Lisa Richardson, SDCGA Phone:           (605) 334-0100 Corn Growers Disappointed in RFS Volumes The following is a statement from 6th generation South Dakota family farmer Keith Alverson, president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, in response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the renewable volume obligations […]

TPA vote a victory for corn farmers

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) commended the U.S. Senate for today’s approval of a bill that would expand the president’s trade-negotiating power. The Senate passed the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on a bipartisan 60-38 vote. The House had already approved the measure. “This is excellent news for farmers and the ag […]

SD Corn Champions Thune Rail Reform Bill

- South Dakota’s senior U.S. Senator John Thune and fellow U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, who respectively serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced bipartisan rail reform legislation (S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015) that was passed by the committee on […]

SD Corn Growers champion farm bill passage

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association lauds the Senate’s passage of the American Agricultural Act of 2014. The Senate’s swift action puts the farm bill onto the president’s desk where it is likely to become law. “While this has been a long and grueling process, we are pleased to have a farm bill in place […]

SD Corn Growers applaud farm bill passage in House

- The South Dakota Corn Growers are extremely pleased with today’s passing of the farm bill through the United States House of Representatives. “We appreciate the farm bill’s swift passage in the House of Representatives and urge the Senate to do the same, ultimately putting the bill on President Obama’s desk,” said Mark Gross, president of […]

SD Corn Growers glad House passes farm bill

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) is pleased that the U.S. House has passed its version of a farm bill, a long-overdue step that paves the way for the two branches of Congress to compromise and craft an agricultural policy to serve the country in the coming years. “We didn’t like the politics, the […]

SD Corn Growers approve of Farm Bill passage

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) commends the U.S. Senate for passing a farm bill that would reduce the federal deficit while continuing to offer crop insurance protection. “We thank Senate leaders for their ability to compromise, taking the first big step toward bringing America’s farmers the certainty they need moving forward,” SDCGA President […]