South Dakota Corn helps consumers understand farming practices.

- Every two years, the South Dakota Corn conducts consumer research to determine what topics are most important to consumer audiences. In 2018, more than 400 consumers who live in more urban areas responded to the online survey by indicating that they want to be more informed by farmers about agricultural practices, and they want to […]

Everyone Wins at the South Dakota Showdown Series

- It’s the biggest rivalry in South Dakota collegiate sports—South Dakota State University (SDSU) versus the University of South Dakota (USD). Each year, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) presents the South Dakota Showdown Series, a point-based athletic and academic competition between the two in-state universities. A traveling trophy floats between the two rivals. Points […]

Vote NO on Constitutional Amendment W

- Experimental. Un-elected. Harassment. Massachusetts. Four words that summarize the proposed Amendment W. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association urges a Vote No on Amendment W. Amendment W is Wrong – and here’s why: Proposal Not Invented Here. Amendment W finds its roots with Represent US, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization with little or no connection to […]

Farmers Find the Balance Between Productive Cropland & Pheasant Habitat

- This fall, thousands of hunters from all over the world will be stepping into South Dakota fields to flush our famous state bird—the pheasant. It is a tradition that dates back to 1919, and one that South Dakota corn farmers support in many ways today. Recently, the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks (SDGFP) announced […]

E-15 Gets Presidential Approval: A Huge Win for Farmers

- South Dakota corn farmers recently celebrated a big win with President Trump’s announcement on October 9 that he has approved making E-15 available all year long. “This is huge. Farmers won, the environment won and consumers won. It’s a win, win, win,” says Lisa Richardson, South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) Executive Director. “This is […]

South Dakota Corn Invests in the Future of the Ag Industry

- South Dakota corn farmers are one step closer to seeing our state become the leader in precision agriculture. By better preparing students for up-and-coming careers in the agriculture industry, South Dakota State University (SDSU) will be setting the next generation of South Dakota corn farmers up for success—and providing them with excellent support in the […]

Corn Powers South Dakota’s Ag Economy

- What would South Dakota look like without corn production? What value does corn production truly bring to the state? And, more importantly, why should South Dakota farmers continue producing tremendous amounts of corn in lieu of other crops? Those are the questions that the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) was seeking to answer as […]

Every Dollar Counts

- With mid-term elections just around the corner, it’s more important than ever before to participate in our national and state elections and make your voice heard. Giving South Dakota corn farmers’ voices power is exactly what the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) does in Pierre. SDCGA has a political action committee, CORNPAC, which also […]

Yes, You Can Make Money in Farming

- Trying to make money in a down ag economy is sometimes like trying to make it rain—and can be a losing battle. Many South Dakota corn farmers know this firsthand. Unfortunately, they are not alone—a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) study from 2015 found that more than 50 percent of farm […]

- When it comes to improving and maintaining the health of soil, there’s no universal recipe that works for everyone. Whether the method is planting cover crops, reducing tillage, incorporating crop rotation or a combination of practices, a growing number of farmers are making a commitment to improve the soil that nourishes their crops. “There’s no […]