Oil continues to rule the rail

- As family farmers, grain co-ops, ethanol plants and other agribusinesses continue to suffer from poor rail service for nearly a year now, oil shipments on the rails continue to climb. This is according to the United States Energy Information Administration whose data shows oil carloads topping 15,000 per week and continuing to rise. How does […]

Finding a Common Ground

- With a greater disconnect growing between consumers and the origin of their food a movement has been established to help reconnect and educate consumers about where their food comes from and the production practices used to produce it. Common Ground, a new partnership between the corn and soybean check-off groups will focus on educating female […]

Ethanol is not the problem, but the answer

- In spite of a couple misguided journalists during the past week, ethanol is not the cause of Egypt’s problems, but it could be the answer to ours. Larry Kudlow’s recent National Review Online article blames American ethanol production for the current protests in Egypt as he feels corn is being grown instead of wheat for […]

SDSU unveils iGROW

- New leadership in the college of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University brings new ideas as Dean Dr. Barry Dunn introduces iGrow. iGrow is a web-based cooperative extension tool for South Dakota farmers and ranchers that will function as a home-page on a producers computer, smart phone or mobile device featuring expert […]