UPDATE: Base Acre Allocation, Yield Update Deadline Extended

- UPDATE: The deadline for farmers to reallocate their base acres and update their yields at their county FSA office for the new farm bill program is this Friday, February 27, 2015 now March 31st, 2015. News broke this morning from the USDA: Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline […]

Annual Meeting Preview: Farm Bill & Policy Discussion

- Right after lunch at this year’s SDCGA annual meeting on Saturday, January 17th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, a trio of top-notch policy experts including RMA Administrator Michael Alston, Agri-Pulse’s Sara Wyant and University of Illinois professor Jonathan Coppess will present on the new farm bill, conservation compliance and federal crop insurance program. Michael […]

Conservation Compliance Resources

- The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Resource Conservation Service recently released information to educate growers about the changes surrounding Conservation Compliance now being tied to Federal Crop Insurance as it was passed in the new Farm Bill. The available resources include a: Website Fact Sheet FAQs on Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Participants For […]

Breaking down the new farm bill

- For over two years, South Dakota Corn has worked on what has finally become known as the American Agricultural Act of 2014, aka the farm bill. America’s food bill that feeds those in need, ensures access to an abundant and affordable food supply, protects environmentally sensitive lands and encourages renewable energy production. Yes the farm […]

Farm Bill Expires, Government Shuts Down

- October 1st has come and Americans are left without a farm bill and the government has shutdown. Congress has been working on a new 5-year farm bill for over two years and has ultimately come up short once again. While representatives shared nothing but optimism with farmers and taxpayers during their time spent back home, […]

Corn farmers tackle issues in D.C.

- Corn farmers from states across the Midwest including South Dakota are meeting in Washington, D.C. this week with two things on their minds: seeing the completion of a new 5-year farm bill and protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard. South Dakota farmers participated in a number of National Corn Growers Action Team meetings Monday and Tuesday […]

House Farm Bill vote fails 195-234

- Disappointingly, the United States House of Representatives failed to pass their version of the farm bill yesterday with a vote of 195-234. “Congress needs to stop playing games and do what’s right for the country. We need to get a farm bill done now!” – South Dakota Corn Executive Director Lisa Richardson You can view which […]

The House begins debate on the FARRM bill

- This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives kicked off their debate on the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act H.R.1947, aka their version of the farm bill, after failing to do so for over a year. FARRM reduces federal spending by nearly $40 billion over the next ten years. The bill eliminates direct […]

Senate passes 2013 Farm Bill

- Earlier this evening, the United States Senate passed their version of the 2013 Farm Bill with a vote of 66-27. The Senate’s version reduces the federal deficit with the elimination of direct payments and strengthens the farm safety net. Projections show an overall reduction in spending of $24 billion over a ten-year period. “We thank […]

Call To Action: Protect Crop Insurance

- Work on the next farm bill is underway on the floor of the U.S. Senate. But as debate begins, one of the main targets of extreme environmental groups and fiscal hawks will be the federal crop insurance program. As we know, federal crop insurance is the most critical risk management component of any farm, ensuring […]