Pro Farmer Tour impressed with SE SD corn crop

- The much-anticipated Pro Farmer Crop Tour kicked off its annual scouting trip across the Corn Belt surveying 72 cornfields in southeastern South Dakota on Monday (August 17th). Participants were impressed as final analysis from the tour gauged southeast South Dakota corn yields at 165.94 bushels per acre, a large increase from last year’s projected yield […]

USDA predicts record corn yield in SD

- Today’s United States Department of Agriculture August crop production report projected a record yield of 160 bushels per acre for this year’s South Dakota corn crop. If realized, this would be up by 12 bushels per acre from last year. The current record of 151 was set in 2009. Overall, total corn for grain production […]

Record Corn Crop Predicted in SD, US

- America’s farmers continue to overproduce. It’s what they do best, especially if Mother Nature decides to play along during the growing season. Year after year, our farmers continue to grow abundant, affordable and sustainable supplies of food, feed, fuel and fiber for folks at home and abroad. This trend of success will more than likely […]

Pro Farmer analyzes SE SD corn crop

- The Pro Farmer Crop Tour surveyed corn and soybean fields in southeastern South Dakota last week as they kicked off their annual scouting trip across the Corn Belt. Read below for technical commentary from their time in the Mount Rushmore State where they took 57 samples from 3 different crop districts. The South Dakota corn […]

All-Time Top 10 South Dakota Corn Yields

- The results from the National Corn Yield Contest are in and once again South Dakota farmers have produced huge yields, which coincides with the record crop that is projected both in South Dakota and nationally. But how do this year’s yields stack up compared to those posted in the past? We have your answers with […]

Pro Farmer predicts “stellar” corn crop

- The Pro Farmer crop tour had good news for growers after making its way through eastern and southeastern South Dakota earlier this week. Samples from 60 cornfields found an average of 161.75 bushels per acres, an increase of 118% from last year’s estimate. While this estimate may not reflect the entire state, Chip Flory, editor […]

Does later planting equal lower yields?

- It’s conventional wisdom that the earlier a farmer plants his crop, the better opportunity that crop has to thrive. Those thoughts may be cause for concern as winter weather continues across South Dakota during the middle of April. But when specifically speaking about corn in South Dakota, planting dates and yields don’t always correlate. In […]

Top 10 All-Time Corn Yields in SD

- With the results recently released from this year’s Corn Yield Contest, we thought it would be a good idea to see where this year’s entries ranked in the state’s All-Time Top 10 Corn Yields (in their respective categories) submitted through the National Corn Yield Contest. This year’s drought presented a challenge to farmers, but remarkably […]

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 […]