South Dakota Corn hires sustainability director

- Jim Ristau, an experienced biologist and conservationist who grew up on a family farm, has joined the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) staff as director of sustainability. In that newly created position, he will work with farmers on conservation programs, perform public outreach, conduct research trials and present field demonstrations. Ristau will be a […]

Corn Growers re-elect leaders

- South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) board members have re-elected all three officers to serve for another year. Keith Alverson of Chester will continue as president, Troy Knecht of Houghton will remain vice president and Doug Noem of Bryant will again be secretary/treasurer. Alverson, a sixth-generation farmer, farms in partnership with his dad and uncle. […]

Saturday’s Showdown Series contest features world record attempt

- VERMILLION – Competition during the fourth year of the South Dakota Showdown Series presented by South Dakota Corn resumes Saturday when the South Dakota’s men’s basketball team hosts South Dakota State at 4 p.m. inside the DakotaDome. It’s the second game of a doubleheader that includes the Coyote women hosting IUPUI at 1:30 p.m. South […]

Britton farmer wins John Deere Gator in SD Corn raffle

- SIOUX FALLS – DuWayne Bosse of Britton won a new John Deere Gator utility vehicle in a South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) raffle. The Corn Growers teamed up with Noteboom Implement of Corsica, Chamberlain  and Parkston on the promotion. Noteboom donated the XUV 825i Gator. Tickets were sold at various agricultural events, at Noteboom […]

SD farmers harvest record yields

- South Dakota farmers harvested record yields of corn and soybeans in 2015. The state’s average corn yield was 159 bushels per acre, breaking the old record of 151 bushels per acre set in 2009, according to a USDA report. In addition, the state’s corn crop was the second largest all-time at 800 million bushels. The […]

South Dakota Corn Growers present awards at annual meeting

- SIOUX FALLS, Jan. 9, 2016 – The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) recognized outstanding achievements in the promotion of farmers, service to agriculture, legislative issues and public outreach during the organization’s 30th annual meeting Jan. 9 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The association honored the Poet ethanol company as Most Valuable Player in […]

Corn yield winners announced

- Two SD farmers top 288 bushels per acre (December 18, 2015) – Ideal growing conditions were widespread in 2015 and that is reflected in the results of an annual corn yield contest sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. The highest yields topped 288 bushels per acre in the South Dakota competition that was […]

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 […]

4th Annual South Dakota Showdown Series Aims To Break World Record

- Since inception, Showdown Series has fed over 330,000 meals to South Dakotans   VERMILLION, S.D. (Nov. 10, 2015) – As part of the Fourth Annual South Dakota Showdown Series, South Dakota Corn, University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University will team up in a world record attempt to generate funds to benefit Feeding […]