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 […]

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 […]

The Importance of VEETC in South Dakota

- America has experienced a tough economy over the last year and a half or so with people losing jobs and new ones extremely hard to come by. One industry that has fought through the recession with the potential to expand is the ethanol industry. South Dakota’s ethanol industry has helped rural economies and communities thrive […]

Ethanol Tax Credit Extension Bill Introduced

- HR 4940, the “Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act,” was introduced yesterday by Rep’s Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus’ (R-IL) which would extend the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax, the Small Ethanol Producers Tax Credit and the Secondary Tariff on imported ethanol for an additional five years. The bill was co-sponsored by, Rep. Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) among 28 […]