South Dakota Corn Growers Association

2020 Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards

Aug 12, 2019
Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... August 12, 2019 Show 635 Hour 1

The National Farmers Organization says the country's farmers deserve better when it comes to renewable volume obligations under the 2020 proposed Renewable Fuel Standards.

Some corn growers are saying that the administration is funneling money away from family farms and into the pockets of large oil companies.

Scott Stahl, Vice President of the South Dakota Corn Growers, and Rob Walther, Vice President of Federal Policy at POET discuss the issue.

In The Moment ... January 23, 2018 Show 261 Hour 1

2017 was a news-making year of drought in South Dakota. And yet state farmers managed to harvest one of the more productive corn crops in state history.

The 32nd annual South Dakota Corn Growers Association Meeting was held Saturday, January 20 in Sioux Falls.  

Lisa Richardson, executive director of South Dakota Corn, joins us for a recap.

South Dakota Corn Sets Two New Records

Jan 17, 2017
South Dakota Corn Growers Association

South Dakota corn producers saw another record-breaking year in 2016. Officials say a combination of timely weather and planning led to the success.

South Dakota produced over 825 million bushels of corn in 2016 according to a US Department of Agriculture report. This is up 3% from last year’s production. It’s the second year in a row South Dakota has broken production and yield-per-acre records for multiple crops.

South Dakota soybeans reached over 255 million bushels for the year. This is a 9% increase from 2015 paired with a record 49 bushel per acre.

EPA Boosts Ethanol Market

Dec 1, 2016
South Dakota Corn Growers Association

The Environmental Protection Agency is renewing efforts to give ethanol a bigger market. South Dakota officials see this as an opportunity for producers.

The EPA is requiring over 19 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended with gasoline by 2017. 15 billion of those gallons are corn based ethanol. The new resolution is actually the same as the EPA’s 2007 goal.