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(Posted Thu. Jul 20th, 2017)

The following is a statement from the National Corn Growers Association on Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney’s nomination for Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a new post created under the 2014 Farm Bill.   “Congratulations to Ted McKinney on being named Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. NCGA has long advocated for a dedicated position at USDA focused on increasing global …

(Posted Wed. Jul 19th, 2017)

The following is a statement from the National Corn Growers Association in response to Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Oklahoma) floor speech today in opposition to S. 517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act.   “Senator Inhofe’s remarks, while unfortunate, are no surprise given his longtime opposition to ethanol. The nation’s corn farmers would like to assure Senator Inhofe that, despite his claims to the contrary, corn productivity has increased significantly …

(Posted Wed. Jul 19th, 2017)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has benefited both the American and Mexican agriculture industries, and Mexico is optimistic about the prospects of modernizing the trade agreement, Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez told more than 200 corn farmers gathered today in Washington at the National Corn Growers Association’s semiannual meeting.   “Our agricultural trade through NAFTA has been a success for all parties,” said Ambassador Gutiérrez. “The challenge is that …

(Posted Wed. Jul 19th, 2017)

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress in Washington this morning elected four farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board.  Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA’s 2018 fiscal year, are new board members Brandon Hunnicutt of Nebraska, Gary Porter of Missouri and Kenneth Hartman Jr. of Illinois. Current board member Don Glenn of Alabama was re-elected. All four were elected to three-year terms.   …

(Posted Fri. Jul 14th, 2017)

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its seventh 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.   Field Notes caught up with …

(Posted Thu. Jul 13th, 2017)

National Corn Growers Association President and Texas farmer Wesley Spurlock today welcomed the announcement that American Soybean Association Chief Executive Officer Stephen L. Censky has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   “The National Corn Growers Association congratulates Steve Censky on his nomination to be Deputy Secretary at USDA. With experience leading a large commodity organization, and as a senior leader at USDA and …

(Posted Wed. Jul 12th, 2017)

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its seventh 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.   Field Notes caught up with …

(Posted Tue. Jul 11th, 2017)

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its seventh 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.   Field Notes caught up with …

(Posted Fri. Jul 7th, 2017)

The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Dr. Jeffery Mullen who joins the organization as the director of research.  Mullen brings diverse and extensive research expertise from both crop production and genetics in biotechnology to the position. Additionally, he offers a proven history of extensive research and development collaborations and relationship building that will benefit the association’s efforts in this area going forward.   “Jeff has a deep background, both academically …

Tell Your Corn Story in Pictures with Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest

(Posted Thu. Jul 6th, 2017)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds photographers that they can help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. While the contest opened recently, interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2017.   Open to all, the …