SD farmers to invest $2.4 B in 2012 corn crop

- Today’s USDA/NASS Prospective Plantings Report estimates that South Dakota farmers will plant around 5.5 million acres of corn in 2012. That amount would tie the record set in 1931 meaning we could be looking at another record crop. But with each of those acres comes a very large commitment from producers who hope to meet […]

Farmers strive to be better stewards

- As no-till acres in South Dakota have risen from just 30,000 in 1990 to 5 million in 2010, producer interest in lesser tillage farming continues to grow. Which is exactly why the South Dakota Corn Growers Association dedicated an entire day of GrowingOn Part 2 to no-till and strip-till with planting and field preparation expert […]

What does Groundhog Day mean for Spring Planting in SD?

- Does the infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction each February 2nd have any correlation to the progress of South Dakota farmers’ corn planting each year? While there is nothing scientific about the prediction, could there be more to the shadow or lack thereof? Take a look at South Dakota’s corn planting progress as we enter the […]

Corn Comments 1.16 – No-till

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. No-till acres continue to grow in South Dakota by leaps and bounds, from 30,000 acres in 1990 to 5 million in 2010. Their are multiple benefits to no-till including reduced runoff and erosion, increased organic matter and carbon sequestration in the soil. Because of no-till’s growing popularity, South Dakota Corn has […]

Corn Comments 1.9 – GrowingOn Part 2

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s this year’s annual meeting making it another successful event! Next on the SD Corn agenda is GrowingOn 2012 Part 2 with Field Preparation and Planting Expert, Kevin Kimberley. GrowingOn Part 2 will be held on the following dates and locations: February 13: […]

Corn planters start to roll in SD

- Unfortunate weather may be putting the circumstances in South Dakota lightly as our rural residents deal with washed out roads, flooded fields and cold temperatures. Farmers throughout the Midwest are playing the waiting game when it comes to spring planting as May begins. Fortunately our family farmers are ready to rock and roll and with […]

SD Corn to hold Spring Planting and Field Preparation Clinics

- South Dakota Corn will be hosting Growing On 2011 part 2: Spring Planting and Field Preparation at the following two locations:  February 16th in Watertown – Watertown Event Center February 17th in Sioux Falls – Ramkota Hotel These events will be day-long (9:30am -4:00pm) and feature guest speaker, Kevin Kimberley who is known for his on-farm consulting with […]