Alverson talks corn, carbon and climate at COP21

- Leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris at the Conference of Parties 21, commonly referred to as COP21, to discuss direct initiatives on how to globally address climate change. Among the many discussions taking place, South Dakota Corn Growers president Keith Alverson gave a presentation on behalf of the National Corn Growers Association […]

Corn Comments 3.9 – Research, Results & More

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster discusses the important South Dakota Corn funded research projects being performed at South Dakota State University and explains how important that work is in helping to benchmark our farmers’ efficiency and environmental responsibility as folks continue to grow more with less. Don’t forget about Membership […]

Corn Ethanol’s Carbon Intensity On the Decline

- In just the past seven years, corn farming has changed dramatically. America’s corn farmers clearly see the increasing demands for safe and affordable food, feed, fuel and fiber around the world and have answered the call. Farmers have invested and continue to invest in advanced seed genetics, precision technology, high efficiency equipment and water management […]

Corn Comments 7.14 – SD Cornfields are Carbon Sinks

- 7.14.14-R140702-CC In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster discusses a recent study from South Dakota State University which found that South Dakota cornfields have become carbon sinks over the past few decades thanks our farming practices, increased yields and cold weather climate. The result of cornfields capturing carbon leads to a cleaner environment and stronger economy. […]

Long may you run on ethanol

- Singer, songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young made a brief stop in Sioux Falls at POET last Friday afternoon to fill his 1959 LincVolt with South Dakota ethanol as he and his crew travel across the country making a documentary about reducing America’s dependence on oil. Young is passionate about finding […]