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 […]

U.S. House continues to fight E15

- The United States House of Representatives is on a mission to take apart the Environmental Protection Agency. Whether they are right or wrong isn’t the issue, it’s the fact that they continue to put politics ahead of the countries clean energy future. Last January, the EPA approved the blend E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) as […]

Approved E15 label creates concerns, cheers

- The Environmental Protection Agency approved a fuel pump label today for the blend E15 (15% ethanol and 85% gasoline), that the agency had declared safe for vehicles 2001 or newer back in January of this year. The work on approving the E15 blend for non-flex fuel vehicles has been an ongoing ordeal for quite some […]

SD Farmers arrive at Commodity Classic 2011

- Thousands of farmers from across the country including 12 from South Dakota Corn will be meeting in Tampa Bay, Florida as Commodity Classic 2011 kicks off. Commodity Classic is the premier trade show of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat and National Sorghum Producers. Producers meet every year at […]

South Dakota Corn Growers progress in Pierre

-   The South Dakota Corn Growers Association board directors and staff gathered at the state capitol on Wednesday and Thursday to meet with legislators to discuss current topics and legislation. 69 legislators joined South Dakota Corn and the American Coalition for Ethanol on Wednesday night at View 34 in Pierre for “An Enchanted Evening with […]

Vilsack Visiting Sioux Falls Saturday

- U.S. Representative, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, will be hosting the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack in Sioux Falls on Saturday, October 30 for a panel discussion and question and answer session discussing the biofuels industry and rural economy. Vilsack will be highlighting the USDA’s new initiatives to install 10,000 new blender pumps and develop aviation […]

E 15 Progress?

- It has been 10 months since the EPA first delayed their decision on whether or not to move the minimum blend for non flex-fuel vehicles to E15 from E10. Twice, the EPA has delayed their decision because a lack of testing data. Finally, we may have some answers coming our way. In a Congressional Hearing […]

Farmers Go Grassroots in D.C.

- Corn farmers from all across this great land will assemble this week in Washington D.C. for Corn Congress 2010 to discuss policy and meet with our nation’s leaders. Corn Congress not only allows the delegates to meet with representatives, but also delegates/farmers from other states that may share similar concerns. “Coming to Washington is always […]

Farm Bill Hearing in Sioux Falls

- A number of issues were addressed at the U.S. Ag Committee’s Farm Bill Hearing held on the Augustana Campus in Sioux Falls on Tuesday morning. South Dakota Corn Growers Association President, Gary Duffy, testified in front of the committee touching on a majority of the topics. Crop Insurance “Federal Crop Insurance is the greatest risk […]