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(Posted Fri. Apr 18th, 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 …

(Posted Thu. Apr 17th, 2014)

Today, CommonGround volunteers Katie Sawyer and Pam Selz-Pralle took the story of American farming, their story, to people across the country through a series of radio interviews. Discussing why Earth Day is every day for U.S. farmers, Sawyer and Selz-Pralle shared the exciting story of American agriculture’s tradition of sustainability and stewardship.   “Earth Day shines a public spotlight on agriculture's careful stewardship of our natural resources. Farmers and ranchers …

(Posted Thu. Apr 17th, 2014)

Just in time for Earth Day next week, the fourth episode of a six-video miniseries debuts today at the National Corn Growers Association’s YouTube page, sharing some of the efforts the organization and its corn growers undertake to promote conservation and sustainability.   “To feed an ever-growing population, we have to increase yield and production,” said Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team and a …

(Posted Tue. Apr 15th, 2014)

As summer quickly approaches, members of the National Corn Growers Association can save when purchasing supplies for themselves and all of 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 Tom Haag, …

(Posted Mon. Apr 14th, 2014)

A cool, wet spring has delayed planting progress across much of the country according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With only three percent of total corn acres planted by April 14, progress lags behind the five-year average for this point by three percentage points. While planting has not kept up with the five-year average to date, it has progressed one percentage point ahead of …