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"Water Quality - Straight from the Source"
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Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence Research Program

Requesting 2018 Research Proposals.
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2017 Fields-of-Corn Contest
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NCGA Statement on EPA Letter to Senators

In a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took significant strides toward strengthening the foundation for ethanol and renewable fuels.  The Administrator emphasized his commitment to implementing renewable fuel volumes at or above levels proposed, as well as to examining the Agency’s authority to fix …



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October 20

Catch up with IL Corn farmer Steve Pitstick in this #Harvest17 update. How is harvest going in your area? Comment here and let us know.

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October 20

Harvest update with IL Corn farmer Paul Taylor of Esmond, DeKalb County. #harvest17

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October 17

The sustainable bioplastic market is booming! A recent report shows that the global demand will grow from $17 billion in 2017 to $43.9 billion in 2022. Bioplastics are one of …

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October 11

“I think I’m on a better path of where I’m going with things.” -Bryan Biegler talking to National Geographic on using technology to farm more sustainably for the next generation.

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October 05

Equipment manufacturers are investing big in the tech industry to drive sustainability in corn farming -- artificial intelligence to use less herbicide and pesticide and driverless innovations are just a …

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October 02

The thoughts and prayers of America’s corn farmers are with those taken too soon in Las Vegas and their friends and families left behind to mourn.

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September 27

The use of drones in the field gives farmers advanced insights on crop stress and helps them distinguish healthy plants, making it possible to use the right amount of pesticides …

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September 21

Be sure to check out the film SILO; Edge of the Real World. A great reminder to farmers that your profession is equal parts profession and avocation. Whatever you call …

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September 19

A Texas Tech scientist and his young daughter have developed a portable field sensor that measures calcium in soil in 60 seconds. An excess of calcium can be harmful to …

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September 12

Kevin Ross is a sixth-generation family farmer in western Iowa. National Geographic spoke with Kevin about farming sustainably to benefit both his land and his family.


17 Oct

Bioplastics are booming - a recent study says the global market will be $43.9 billion in ’22. Yay for sustainable u…

13 Oct

It’s World Egg Day! Check out our Q&A with USAPEEC Pres Jim Sumner. @NationalCorn joined the USAPEEC BOD last yr.

13 Oct

#Fertilizer plays a key role in meeting the world’s growing need for nutritious food. Join us in celebrating #TFIFertilizerDay today!

12 Oct

Thank you to all the farmers who sustainably feed and fuel a growing world. #NationalFarmersDay

11 Oct

Bryan Biegler with @NatGeo talking #tech to farm sustainably for the next generation.

05 Oct

A.I. for better efficiency and driverless tractors-- a few ways equipment cos are making #corn #farming more sustai…

05 Oct

RT @GrowingReturns: How @NationalCorn and @EnvDefenseFund forged an unlikely partnership for soil health and conservation.

05 Oct

RT @jessenharding: .@ChuckGrassley discusses @BNorthey, including his work on Avian Influenza, trade missions &his time with @NationalCorn.…

05 Oct

RT @BRNAgNews_Mark: .@NatGeo shares how #corn #farmers use #innovation & #technology @NationalCorn @mncorn #conserv…

05 Oct

RT @NCGA_DC: Trade is vital to growing demand for corn and other ag commodities #agexportscount #trade