Sweet Corn Season in Full Swing

- It’s finally here; sweet corn season has officially arrived in South Dakota. Sweet corn, corn on the cob or candy corn? Call it what you may, but this popular and seasonal delicacy has been a long-standing tradition that dates back to early America as the first record of sweet corn involved the Native American tribe, […]

National GMO labeling bill introduced

- With the growing amount of misinformation being spewed upon consumers about genetic engineering, finding a transparent and science-based approach towards a labeling measure for food has never been more important. Initiatives have now failed in three individual states that would have created a separate mandatory labeling law for foods that contain GMO ingredients. Studies clearly […]

Giving #FoodThanks

- The week of Thanksgiving reminds us all to be thankful for the many things we have in our lives: family, friends, health, homes, jobs, etc. In addition there is something most Americans take for granted but also couldn’t live without – food. With a growing disconnect between farms and consumers, more and more people have no idea where their […]

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. […]

When a doctor prescribes fear

- Let’s not beat around the bush. Dr. Oz is an extremely successful television host, but he is also a hack when it comes to health facts. This is especially true when he talks about GMOs and biotechnology. Yesterday, without any data or research on his side, Dr. Oz orchestrated a monstrosity demonizing a herbicide (DOW […]

Corn Comments 6.16 – Corn’s impact on the price of food

- In this week’s Corn Comments podcast, Jim Woster discusses corn’s impact on the price of food. The past few years when corn prices were above average, corn received the blame for everything from increases in your grocery bill to riots in third world countries. Now that corn prices have dropped dramatically has your grocery bill […]

What makes up your food dollar?

- Have you ever wondered what makes up the amount of money you spend on food? The United States Department of Agriculture recently released its annual breakdown of the country’s food dollar giving consumers an answer to this question. While we’ve visited this topic in past years, the minuscule amount of money (17.4%) that goes back […]

Why celebrate National Ag Day?

- Where does your food come from? If you said the grocery store you better guess again. With today being National Ag Day, we ask that you take a moment to be thankful for the thousands of American farm families who spend most of their lives working to ensure that consumers like us have access to […]

Get the facts on GMO’s

- GMO’s. What are they? Are they safe? Why do we need them? Are they in my food? Why aren’t they labeled? There are so many questions surrounding the world of food today, it can be confusing. Especially when it comes to biotechnology, or genetically modified organisms. To help alleviate concerns from the many questions surrounding […]

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 […]