Silage Season Has Begun

- Silage season has started in areas across South Dakota as choppers are making their way through cornfields mincing the plants into feed for dairy and/or beef cattle for the coming year. For those unfamiliar with how the silage process works, we have a video of silage harvest from South Dakota Corn Utilization Council director, Jason […]

Corn Comments 4.7 – Woster’s fuel of choice?

- In case you were wondering, Jim Woster’s ’98 Buick is still running after 350,000 miles, and his fuel of choice? South Dakota ethanol of course. Speaking of ethanol, did you know that corn used for ethanol produces both clean-burning fuel and high-protein livestock feed. It’s called distillers grain and it is heavily demanded by livestock […]

Celebrate Beef Month

- It’s no doubt that we raise great beef in South Dakota. Our farmers and ranchers take a lot of pride in that and it shows in their hard work and continued investment into valued-added agriculture. As our state’s farmers and ranchers steadily work on getting their crops planted this spring, many are also working with […]

Fake issues, real job loss

- Congratulations to the originators of the term, “Pink Slime,” you have officially put over 700 hard-working Americans out of a job. By not fully understanding the product yourself, your reckless reporting on a healthy, affordable, lean protein source scared millions for absolutely no reason which in turn led to a full-fledged misinformation epidemic across the entire nation. […]

Corn Comments 4.9 – LFTB

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster Jim Woster addresses the recent attacks on Lean Finely Trimmed Beef. This highly concentrated lean beef is not only nutritious but also good tasting. The producer of LFBT, Beef Products Inc. makes a huge difference in so many ways as they employ 3,000 people and add value to the entire United […]

Opportunities abound with KORUS FTA

- As American agriculture continues to advance in terms of production and efficiency, the need to expand future export markets is becoming increasingly critical. Three landmark free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Columbia were ratified this fall creating enormous potential for America’s future agricultural markets. The KORUS Trade Agreement, which goes into effect on March […]

RFS not hurting cattle profits

- Is increased ethanol production hurting beef cattle and dairy operations? The answer is NO according to a recent Texas A&M study detailing that cattle operation profits have increased since the implementation of the renewable fuels standard, which mandates that certain amounts of renewable fuels be used in the United States each year. The study originated […]

SD Corn salutes National Beef Month

- South Dakota Corn salutes America’s beef producers as we recognize May as National Beef Month. As our state’s corn farmers steadily work on getting their crops planted, a number of those same farmers and ranchers are also working with their cattle. Spring is a busy time as farmers have short windows where they can plant […]

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 […]