Senate Ag Passes Farm Bill

- After nearly a year of dormancy, debate on the next farm bill is alive and well once again in the halls of Congress. The Senate Ag Committee took action Tuesday morning and passed its version of the farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, moving it onto the Senate floor.  The […]

Sec. Vilsack visits Sioux Falls

- United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stopped in Sioux Falls today to highlight child nutrition and healthy eating efforts being led by the agency at Hy-Vee on Sycamore Avenue in Sioux Falls. Sec. Vilsack also took a number of questions touching on other ag-related topics including the farm bill. “We’ve got to have a […]

Farm Bill Update

- Farm Bill Update from Jim Wiesemeyer of Informa Economics.

Congress Fails on Farm Bill with Extension

- As America just missed falling off the “fiscal cliff” with a last hour deal, Congress continued in its recent track record of kicking the can down road with an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. While an extension is better than nothing, by failing to pass a new Farm Bill uncertainty remains high for the […]

Corn Comments 7.2 – Happy Independence Day!

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. This week, Mr. Jim Woster wishes everyone a Happy 4th of July and talks about where the money in the Farm Bill really goes.

Senate passes 2012 Farm Bill

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association applauds the bipartisan efforts of the United States Senate on the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act, aka the 2012 Farm Bill. SDCGA urges quick action to be taken by the House of Representatives moving forward with the necessity of completing a Farm Bill Now. “The […]

Why we need a Farm Bill Now

- With the 2008 Farm Bill set to expire at the end of September of this year, the need for a renewed commitment to farm policy needs to take place now. So why is this important to you? Why should you care? The Farm Bill sets America on a path to ensure a sustainable, healthy and […]

Crop Insurance: Giving food a fighting chance

- With the wheels of the new Farm Bill currently in motion in D.C., out have come the attacks on Federal Crop Insurance. While the usual misleading arguments are thrown around from one newspaper to the next, the truth remains: Federal Crop Insurance works for all farmers and it is the best risk management tool available […]

Noem hosts Farm Bill Listening Session

- South Dakota Congresswomen Kristi Noem hosted a Farm Bill Listening Session today for 17 different state agriculture and wildlife organizations at the South Dakota Corn office in Sioux Falls. Representatives from each group were able to share their positions on the upcoming Farm Bill. The conversation lasted just over an hour, touching on a wide […]

SD Ag leaders, Senator Thune discuss Farm Bill

- Leaders from several South Dakota ag commodity groups met with U.S. Sen. John Thune and his senior advisor Lynn Tjeerdsma in Sioux Falls on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming 2012 Farm Bill. “We want to find out what people want to see in the bill – what’s working and what’s not,” said Thune. The biggest […]