Corn farmers on the hill this week

- Family corn farmers from across the country including 10 volunteer leaders from the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Utilization Council are taking time out of their busy summer schedules to meet in Washington, D.C. this week with lawmakers, discuss important policy matters with colleagues and attend a rally in support of the Renewable Fuel […]

Fans, Farmers & Feeding South Dakota

- The University of South Dakota Coyotes were declared the winner of the 3nd annual South Dakota Showdown Series today, besting the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits by a close score of 14-13 in the year-long athletic and academic competition. But the lesser-known winner of the rivalry between the state’s two largest universities is Feeding South […]

SD Farmers Practice Earth Day, Every Day

- Yes, even farmers celebrate Earth Day. But the fact is that most don’t simply celebrate one day a year, but instead have a body of work that makes a positive difference every single day. Over the past decades, farmers have taken enormous steps by altering their practices in order to take better care of the […]

SD farmers planted 719,881 trees in ‘14

- While trees are not entirely native to the rolling plains of South Dakota, they have been an important soil conservation tool across the state’s landscape since the first pioneers arrived and remain so today on modern family farms. Farmers, the true environmentalists, have taken their share of unfair criticism during the past few years from […]

Legislative Update

- As always, the South Dakota Corn Growers are attentively monitoring the happenings in Pierre during the 2015 legislative session. To see which bills have the attention of SD Corn, visit our legislation page found under the “Policy tab,” or simply click on the link below. http://www.sdcorn.org/policy/legislation-archive/ Another way to stay up-to-date on pending legislation and […]

Corn Comments 6.30 – Celebrating Independence

- In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster shares some words of wisdom about FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE as we celebrate America’s birthday this coming 4th of July.

625,143 Trees Planted in ’13

- While the attacks on farmers continued in 2013 from environmental extremists and others, South Dakota farmers and landowners were busy planting trees. 625,143 is the exact number from the South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, which is around 770 miles of trees, or about the distance from the South Dakota boarder to Dallas, Texas. Tree […]

Cleaner, Greener, Better

- Just as farmers continue to find ways to improve their efficiencies on the farm, ethanol plants are doing much of the same in their refineries. According to a new study from the University of Illinois – Chicago which surveyed over half of the United States ethanol plants, the results revealed an increase in yields and […]

Corn Comments 4.15 – Farmer Optimism

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. In this week’s Corn Comments Podcast, Woster talks about the amazing optimism that South Dakota farmers, the True Environmentalists, have each Spring as they prepare to plant for the next year’s supply of food, feed, fuel and fiber.

The Ways Farmers Protect Water

- Did you know that farmers care about clean water? Farmers are implementing practices on their land to improve our water quality, which we all depend on. Those practices include the planting of riparian buffers, grass waterways, cover crops, reduced tillage and the application of nutrients with precision technology just to name a few. Buffer strips […]