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(Posted Thu. Dec 1st, 2016)

As the holidays approach, members of the National Corn Growers Association can save when purchasing gifts for the outdoors enthusiasts in their lives. By using the benefits NCGA offers, members can purchase Cabela’s gift cards at a 10 percent discount.   “We always look for benefits that match the interests of our growers, and this partnership is perfect for their active outdoor lifestyle,” said Paul Taylor, chairman of NCGA’s Engaging …

(Posted Wed. Nov 30th, 2016)

Only days remain to apply for scholarships being offered by the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation. These five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year. While these scholarships are open to any NCGA members and their children or legal guardians, all submissions must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016 for consideration. …

(Posted Tue. Nov 29th, 2016)

Keywords: Production

In a win for farmers’ rights to use proven-safe technology, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled last week that additional regulation of treated seeds would unnecessarily duplicate the Environmental Protection Agency’s existing science-based regulatory review.   The decision protects farmers’ ability to continue using seed treatment technology and maintains the EPA’s currently regulatory approach for treated seeds.   National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock, …

(Posted Mon. Nov 28th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds amateur and professional photographers alike that less than two days remain to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third 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. Even those who have already submitted can enter additional photos as participants will be able …

(Posted Wed. Nov 23rd, 2016)

Keywords: ethanol

The following is a statement from Texas farmer Wesley Spurlock, president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the final 2017 renewable volume obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard.   “Today the EPA moved in the right direction by increasing the 2017 ethanol volume to statute. This is critical for farmers facing difficult economic times, as well as …

(Posted Mon. Nov 21st, 2016)

The following article was originally published on the blog at www.findourcommonground.com.   By Sara Ross                 Six years ago this month, a friend called and asked if I would participate in a new program called CommonGround to help connect farm women with consumers. The goal was to engage in conversations about the food we grow and how we produce it.   I was hesitant at first. I grew up in town. …

(Posted Fri. Nov 18th, 2016)

Only two weeks remain to apply for scholarships being offered by the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation. These five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year. While these scholarships are open to any NCGA members and their children or legal guardians, all submissions must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016 for …

The Nature Conservancy Presents Soil Health Roadmap at Key Event

(Posted Thu. Nov 17th, 2016)

Efforts to restore and protect soil health played a prominent role in this week’s Sustainable Agriculture Summit, hosted by the Field To Market® alliance and several other prominent organizations. The high-profile event, Nov. 15 – 17 in Atlanta, reinforced a commitment to soil health as a powerful driver of sustainable agriculture.   Nicholas Goeser, Soil Health Partnership director and National Corn Growers Association director of soil health and sustainability, …

American Ethanol Surpasses 10 Million Successful Race Miles

(Posted Thu. Nov 17th, 2016)

This past weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway, NASCAR surpassed 10 million successful miles racing on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with American Ethanol. In celebration, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) joined its American Ethanol partner, Growth Energy and NASCAR fans in waving American Ethanol green flags during the pace car laps at the start of the race. According to Nielsen Company data, the Can-Am 500 was the …

(Posted Thu. Nov 17th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds amateur and professional photographers alike that less than only two weeks remain to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third 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. Even those who have already submitted can enter additional photos as participants …