Study details agriculture’s enormous impact in SD

- $25.6 billion (that’s billion with a b). That’s how much economic activity the agriculture industry in South Dakota generates annually according to a new study published by the state’s department of agriculture. The 2012 numbers in the study reveal that the $25 billion plus generated by agriculture accounted for more than 30% the state’s entire […]

Corn #harvest14 has begun

- Here we go!!! #harvest14pic.twitter.com/y1kWGofv4j — matt bainbridge (@BainbridgeAG) September 29, 2014 It’s official, combines have been spotted slowly rolling across corn fields in South Dakota gathering what could be another record breaking crop in 2014. The evidence seen above is a tweet from Matt Bainbridge, a family farmer from Ethan. The United States Department of […]

Corn Comments 7.21 – Volunteer Farm Leaders

- 7.21.14-R140703-CC In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster visits about the volunteer leadership in charge of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Corn Utilization Council. Both boards are made up of volunteers who farm and wear a number of other hats in their communities, schools and homes. Being active within your community and state is […]

Corn farmers head to the hill

- Corn farmers from across the country including some from South Dakota are taking time out of their busy schedules to meet in Washington, D.C. this week with lawmakers and to discuss important policy matters with fellow American corn farmers. South Dakota farmers participated in a number of National Corn Growers Action Team meetings Monday and […]

SD corn farmers to invest $2.2 billion in 2014 crop

- It’s expensive to grow corn. So how much does it cost? The answer can be complicated, but using the South Dakota State Extension 2014 Crop Budget Calculator, the average cost to raise an acre of corn in South Dakota is approximately $383 (not including land costs or machinery ownership). South Dakota farmers are expected to […]

Farmers Prepare to Plant

- Like any other business, farmers strive to be as efficient as possible, especially when it comes to planting. But before farmers start taking passes across the field, there is plenty that needs to be done. While a corn planter may not look like a complex piece of equipment, creating a perfect seedbed requires the precision […]

SD Ag Census data released

- Today the United States Department of Agriculture released its preliminary Ag Census results from 2012. USDA collects Census of Agriculture data every five years. The 2012 census revealed that the number of farms in South Dakota had increased by 3% since 2007 totaling 31,898. The size of those farms averaged 1,352 acres, a decrease of […]

Meet South Dakota Corn’s new directors

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Utilization Council boards will each welcome a new director at their next meeting. Joining the SDCGA board, Steve Masat of Redfield will fill the vacant District 6 seat representing Edmunds, Faulk, Potter and Spink counties. Masat, 51, farms southeast of Redfield and is a fourth-generation farmer who began […]

Corn Comments 1.13 – There’s still time

- We’re just days away from the South Dakota Corn Growers 28th Annual Meeting, Corn Power, which will be held this Saturday, January 18th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. And there’s still time to get signed up for our educational seminars featuring Market to Market’s Mike Pearson and the evening banquet with entertainment from “That […]

Corn Comments 12.30 – Happy New Year!

-   [/podcast] Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster The staff at South Dakota Corn wishes each and every one of you a Happy New Year! Don’t delay, register today for the 28th South Dakota Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting taking place on January 18th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. To register, or to view […]