Alverson talks corn, carbon and climate at COP21

- Leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris at the Conference of Parties 21, commonly referred to as COP21, to discuss direct initiatives on how to globally address climate change. Among the many discussions taking place, South Dakota Corn Growers president Keith Alverson gave a presentation on behalf of the National Corn Growers Association […]

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 […]

Alverson to tell EPA the #RFSworks

- Husband, father, farmer, volunteer board member and ethanol-advocating road warrior sums up the South Dakota Corn Growers president Keith Alverson as he heads down to Kansas City to speak on behalf of the state’s corn farmers at tomorrow’s Environmental Protection Agency hearing on their proposed cuts to the volume of corn ethanol in the Renewable […]

Legislative Update

- As always, the South Dakota Corn Growers are attentively monitoring the happenings in Pierre during the 2015 legislative session. To see which bills have the attention of SD Corn, visit our legislation page found under the “Policy tab,” or simply click on the link below. Another way to stay up-to-date on pending legislation and […]

The STB takes action

- The Surface Transportation Board took action on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to help relieve the ongoing railroad backlogs that continue to hurt shippers of agricultural products in the upper Great Plains. The STB stated on their website that this new rule will “promote industry-wide transparency, accountability, and improved service.” The order requires all Class […]

Corn Comments 5.5 – Setting the record straight on ethanol and food prices

- In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster talks about a recent opinion piece he read in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader about ethanol and its affect on food prices. Keith Alverson authored a tremendous response to an anti-ethanol article with a great set of facts about food, feed and fuel, along with information about how farmers becoming more […]

Alverson Farms Corn Harvest

- South Dakota Corn Growers Vice President, National Corn board member and Chester, South Dakota farmer Keith Alverson talks about the 2012 corn crop, the drought, benefits of ag drainage and the advantages of practicing minimum tillage.

Farming is a Family Thing

- *This post is from South Dakota Corn Growers VP, Keith Alveron’s Keloland Column. With a growing majority of people being two or more generations removed from the farm, thoughts about who grows the food you and I eat are often overlooked. Over and over, certain media portray our nation’s food producers in an unfair and […]