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Bowling Sees Exciting Opportunities as Well as Important Challenges for 2015

(Posted Wed. Oct 1st, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association enters a new fiscal year today and seated the 2015 Corn Board with Chip Bowling of Newburg, Md., assuming the presidency.  Off the Cob spoke with the new president to explore his views on what lies ahead for corn farmers in 2015 and his goals for his term.   “The list of challenges and opportunities on the horizon for corn growers is long,” he said. “Right now, …

(Posted Wed. Oct 1st, 2014)

Keywords: Trade Biotechnology

Yesterday, the National Corn Growers Association joined with 12 other organizations representing farmers and agribusiness in sending a letter urging President Obama to keep Chinese agricultural biotechnology policy and its impact on U.S. crop exports to China in mind as he prepares for the 2014 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit.   During the summit, hosted by the People’s Republic of China, the group asked the Administration to remain …

Johnson Reflects on Leadership Experience, Urges Farmers to Take Action

(Posted Tue. Sep 30th, 2014)

As the fiscal year comes to an end, the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Board prepares to seat new members and officers on October 1.  When the 2014 Executive Committee steps down, NCGA Chairwoman Pam Johnson will complete her term, passing the role of chairman to current president Martin Barbre.   The Off the Cob podcast series sat down with Johnson to discuss her perspective on her years in leadership, her insight …

(Posted Mon. Sep 29th, 2014)

Corn growers in more states have seen harvest progress drive on this fall, with all but one of the 18 states tracked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture now reporting progress. Twelve percent of the corn crop has been harvested as of Sunday, still below the five-year average of 23 percent.   “While we’ve seen a …

(Posted Fri. Sep 26th, 2014)

An updated slate of farmers will serve their industry as members of the National Corn Growers Association’s action teams and committees in the next fiscal year, which begins Wednesday, actively shaping the future of their industry by guiding programs carrying out the policies and priorities that guide NCGA.   “We’re going to be facing a lot of challenges and opportunities in the year ahead, and it’s great to have such …