Farmers Fight for RFS as RVO Decision Looms

- There is much for farmers to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: good health, good yields and decent weather. That list doesn’t include commodity prices as farmers face below breakeven prices that better represent the 1970’s era minus modern day input costs. What’s exactly driving those prices down mostly has to do with the large supplies […]

#SDharvest15 Photo Contest Finalists

- First off, we want to say thank you to everyone who helped submit over 100 awesome photos capturing the beauty and essence of harvest in South Dakota. This strong imagery helps to tell the story of the state’s number one industry. Choosing just ten images was a difficult task. Now we pass that power on […]

Farmers Benefit From NASS Survey Participation

- Prepare your eyes for brutal honesty. Farmers tend to complain about and/or disagree with the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistic Service data more often than not, but very few actually do something about it, like cooperate. South Dakota is among the worst and whatever the reasons are for low participation, the trend […]

Corn Comments: Tree Planting Farmers

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster informs listeners about the great deal of conservation taking place on South Dakota farms when it comes to tree plantings.

RFS Rally in KC on Thursday

- Farmers and other interested folks are invited to attend the “Rally for Rural America” in Kansas City on Thursday (June 25) as the Environmental Protection Agency holds a hearing after releasing their proposal to lower the volume of corn ethanol required by law in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. This proposal could be damaging to […]

Corn Comments 3.16 – National Ag Week

- Mobile Link Jim Woster kicks off National Ag Week by saying, “Thank You,” from all of us to America’s family farms and ranches. Here are a few stats about South Dakota’s number one industry (agriculture) that are worth celebrating. 98% of family farms and ranches are family owned and operated. South Dakota is home to […]

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 […]

How much can farmers harvest in a week?

- Corn harvest in South Dakota started out slow thanks to mild summer that included above average rainfall for most areas of the state. With corn prices down this fall, farmers waited for their crop to naturally dry down somewhat before taking to the fields to save on drying costs. For these reasons, the 2014 corn […]

Corn Comments 10.6 – Farmers Feed the World

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster talks about the challenges farmers face when it comes to feeding a growing world. With only so much fertile land and water available, farmers are finding ways to grow more per acre with less water, less energy and fewer inputs all while protecting the environment. […]