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(Posted Fri. Aug 22nd, 2014)

National Corn Growers Association officers and senior staff gathered this week in Idaho for the biannual NCGA Agri-Industry Council meeting. Here, representatives of 12 leading agribusinesses discussed vital issues facing agriculture, shared information on their companies and sectors, heard from recognized speakers and learned about NCGA’s current initiatives. Established in 2007, the Agri-Industry Council facilitates dialogue between agribusinesses and NCGA to collectively address issues of mutual concern.   “NCGA’s AIC plays …

(Posted Fri. Aug 22nd, 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.   Today, Field Notes caught up with …

(Posted Thu. Aug 21st, 2014)

Keywords: Farm Policy

On Thursday, the National Corn Growers Association and DTN hosted a webinar about new risk management options created under the 2014 farm bill, offering growers and landowners an early look into what the new programs will mean for them over the next five years.   Nearly 700 people signed up for the webinar. An archive of the audio, as well as printable materials, will be available on DTN’s website in …

(Posted Thu. Aug 21st, 2014)

CommonGround launched an updated listing of volunteers and accompanying biographical information on findourcommonground.com this week. The improved Your Community section offers background on 75 female farmers from 16 states as well as ways to interact and share questions about food and farming through social media.   To find out more about the CommonGround volunteers in your community, click here.   CommonGround is a joint program of the National Corn …

(Posted Wed. Aug 20th, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association and DuPont are pleased to announce the second year of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program.  The program is designed for corn growers who are newly active in agriculture and have expressed interest in building upon their skills so they can better serve local, state and national stakeholders.   “It’s important that farmers become strong leaders and spokespersons for American agriculture,” said NCGA President Martin …