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(Posted Fri. Oct 31st, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association now offers its fourth season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities.   This week, Field Notes caught up …

(Posted Thu. Oct 30th, 2014)

Corn farmers in the Lone Star State are bringing their message about the benefits of American Ethanol to NASCAR fans at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend with one of the largest E15 promotions of the year.   “We have done 12 major promotions this year and have exposed millions of NASCAR fans to the performance and environmental benefits of Sunoco Green E15, but there is a lot of excitement surrounding …

(Posted Wed. Oct 29th, 2014)

Keywords: Research

The National Agricultural Genotyping Center and Ag Innovation Development Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating the parties will work together to accelerate the commercialization of agricultural technology.  The technologies created will increase farm production, improve sustainability and increase income.   “Partnerships like this are important to the economic future of American farmers,” said Richard Vierling, Ph.D., director of research for NCGA. “We need to attract more money into agricultural …

(Posted Wed. Oct 29th, 2014)

Keywords: Farm Policy

This Friday, the University of Illinois will host a free webinar to provide information on the web-based tools released by the USDA to help farmers make decisions about the new risk management programs authorized through the 2014 farm bill.   The webinar starts at 8 a.m. CDT and is free, but registration is required and is limited to 1,000 attendees. Click here to register. The webinar will last 90 …

Vote Now for the Next Faces of Farming and Ranching

(Posted Tue. Oct 28th, 2014)

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding affiliate, has opened voting for the next set of Faces of Farming and Ranching spokespersons.   Through November 2, visit the Faces of Farming and Ranching Online Voting page to learn more about the finalists, the work that each does and to watch short videos highlighting their farms and ranches. Then, vote for …