Corn Comments: SD Corn annual meeting Jan. 21

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association’s 31st Annual Meeting is Jan. 21 and Jim Woster tells you what’s in store. There’s a strong lineup of presenters and much more. Now’s a good time to register. Read more at:

Corn yield winners announced; 1 entry tops 294 bushels/acre

- Timely rains helped many South Dakota farmers grow record crops in 2016 and that’s reflected in the results of an annual corn yield contest sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. Nine winning entries topped 280 bushels per acre. The highest yield was 294.35 bushels per acre in the irrigated category, produced by repeat […]

Showdown Series kicks off Saturday in Brookings

- The popular, yearlong Showdown Series, an athletic and academic competition between in-state rivals University of South Dakota Coyotes and South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, takes center stage at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings. Presented by South Dakota Corn, the South Dakota Showdown Series this year asks fans to “Get […]

New corn manual is farmers’ guide to increased yields and profits

- Want to increase your corn yields? Looking for ways to improve your fertilizer program? Is your precision agricultural equipment giving you fits? A new publication produced by South Dakota State University (SDSU) specialists can help. The manual, “Best Management Practices for Corn Production in South Dakota,” is your unbiased, research-based guide to corn production. Partially […]

Take action to stop extreme atrazine rules

- Farmers have been using atrazine to control weeds in cornfields for decades, but that effective tool could soon be taken away. A draft report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes a dramatic reduction in the levels of atrazine that anyone would be allowed to apply. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association is among many […]

Jacks win Showdown Series

- $66,000 is raised for Feeding South Dakota South Dakota State University prevailed in the fourth annual South Dakota Showdown Series. The Jackrabbits outscored the University of South Dakota 16-11 in the competition sponsored by South Dakota Corn.             With a focus on helping to feed the state, the two schools’ student bodies stepped up in a […]

Touch up your golf game for the Corn Cob Open

- Registration is now open for the 25th annual Corn Cob Open, which will be held Thursday, June 16 at Spring Creek Country Club near Harrisburg. The four-player scramble golf tournament will consist of two separate competitions beginning at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each will be followed by a meal. Register soon by calling the […]

SD Corn praises choice of Dunn as SDSU president

- Leaders of the state’s two corn organizations commended the selection of Barry Dunn as the new president of South Dakota State University. The Board of Regents announced that Dunn, endowed dean of SDSU’s College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, will become the school’s 20th president. Reno Brueggeman of Miller, president of the South Dakota Corn […]

Corn Comments: Job opportunities in agriculture

- April 25, 2016 — Graduation season is approaching and in this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster reminds graduates that there are many career opportunities in the agricultural industry. For high school students who are weighing their future options, South Dakota’s colleges and technical schools have a lot to offer.      

Every day is Earth Day for farmers

- Each year, on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 190 countries to raise awareness of the importance in protecting our environment. To farmers, Earth Day isn’t just a 24-hour ordeal. They work with the soil on a daily basis. And when the time comes to pass their farms on to another generation, they […]