SD farmers planted 2.24 million acres of corn last week

- Farmers covered a lot of ground this past week as they planted 2.24 million acres of corn from May 13-19 according to the weekly USDA-NASS Crop Progress Report. State corn plantings are now 75% complete, 6% ahead of the five-year average. South Dakota’s corn crop is also now 16% emerged, which is 8% behind the […]

No-Till Planting on Smith Farms

- Hop in the cab with South Dakota Corn Utilization Council president Brian Smith, a farmer near Montrose as he talks about the advantages of no-till planting and the technologies he uses to increase his efficiencies as he grows the next supply of food, feed, fuel and fiber.

How does a corn planter work?

- Have you ever wondered how a corn planter precisely places millions of seeds into exactly the right spot? Learn that and more by watching  Dell Rapids farmer, Bruce Burkhart explain the technology and mechanics of his corn planter and tractor in this “Adopt a Farmer” video.

Corn planters are rolling in South Dakota

- These South Dakota farmers have started planting the next crop of food, feed, fuel and fiber. You can follow the planting progress on Twitter with the hashtag: #plant13

How fast can farmers plant?

- With the recent snow, sleet, ice and altogether blast of cold weather, row crop planting has been delayed in South Dakota. When it comes to planting corn, this lack of progress put our state at 7% behind last year and 4% behind the 5-year average. When exactly farmers will begin planting we don’t know, but […]