Sorry Satellite Data

- A new study from the Geographic Information Science Center at South Dakota State University was published last week showing that satellite imagery revealed 1.3 million acres of grassland have been converted to corn/soybeans from 2006 through 2011 in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa. Those results are frightening at first, until you read […]

Corn Comments 12.5 – Improve and Protect

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. Farmers continue to produce more corn on less land, with less energy and less erosion. They care for the land not only becasue it’s the right thing to do but because its the same land they raise their family on. “It’s time that our farmers and ranchers are recognized for […]

Caring for the land is part of the job

- The land is the lifeblood of any farm. So a family farmer’s number one priority and responsibility is to keep that land healthy and productive by continuing to adapt sustainable practices, applying conservation efforts and utilizing new technologies. More and more farmers are adopting no and minimal till farming practices which are benefiting the soil […]

Corn Comments 1.24

- Corn Comments podcast with Jim Woster. Register today  for Growing On 2011 Part 2: Getting ready for Spring Planting and Field Preparation with Kevin Kimberly. There will be two day-long events with the first being in Watertown on Feb. 16th at the Watertown Event Center and Sioux Falls on Feb. 17th at the Ramkota Hotel. Become a member  of the […]