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(Posted Fri. May 27th, 2016)

With the generous support of the Nebraska Corn Board, two college students from the Cornhusker State have joined the National Corn Growers Association as interns this summer to learn more about the industry.   NCGA’s headquarters office in suburban St. Louis is hosting Lauren Stohlmann of Murdock, Nebraska, as their summer intern supported by a partnership between NCB and NCGA. Lauren will be a senior in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences …

(Posted Thu. May 26th, 2016)

Keywords: Transportation

The National Corn Growers Association expressed disappointment that the House of Representatives failed to pass the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations bill today and urged members to work collaboratively to find a way to pass this important legislation as quickly as possible.   “NCGA, along with 19 other ag groups, sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee earlier this spring supporting the revitalization of our deteriorating inland waterways infrastructure, …

(Posted Tue. May 24th, 2016)

Keywords: Trade

Exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014, with sales of all U.S. feed grain products contributing $82 billion, according to a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics.   According to the analysis, the export of corn and corn products increased the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by $29.8 billion over what would have occurred without such exports. The number …

Hagan Joins NCGA as Vice President of Communications

(Posted Mon. May 23rd, 2016)

From corn prices, to corn syrup, to corn ethanol, corn is in the media and on the minds of consumers more today than ever before.  In the midst of this new notoriety, telling the corn farmer’s story—a story of productivity and sustainability—has never been more important.   Today, the National Corn Growers Association announced an elevated focus on telling this story by welcoming Mary Hagan as our new Vice President …

(Posted Thu. May 19th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association joins with others across the country this Infrastructure Week to highlight the critical role our Nation’s inland waterway system plays in agriculture and the incredible importance of maintaining the operational capacity of this system.   With more than 60 percent of the nation’s grain exports being transported by barge, the U.S. inland waterway system is vital for U.S. farmers. Farmers depend on the inland waterway …

(Posted Thu. May 19th, 2016)

Keywords: Trade

Yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report on the economic benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the U.S. economy. Maryland farmer Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, said this report underscores the importance of TPP for America’s farmers and ranchers and called on Congress to pass the agreement this year.   “The ITC report confirms what we already know: the Trans-Pacific Partnership is …

(Posted Wed. May 18th, 2016)

The following is a statement from Maryland farmer Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the proposed renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.   “EPA has moved in a better direction, but we are disappointed that they set the ethanol number below statute. The Renewable Fuel Standard is working for America. It has made …

(Posted Tue. May 17th, 2016)

Keywords: Biotechnology

Experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine again confirmed the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered crops for federal legislators and regulators during the event releasing the group’s new report titled Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects today.   Asserting that safety and nutritional value of GE crops, as well as their societal and economic benefits, the detailed report offers a basis to open a conversation on …

(Posted Tue. May 17th, 2016)

Keywords: Ethanol

Last week, Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vermont), Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) and Jim Costa (D-California) introduced a bill to cap ethanol blends to no more than 9.7 percent by volume.   Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois, and chair of the Ethanol Committee of the National Corn Growers Association, called the bill "a step backward for both farmers and consumers."   "Americans want cleaner air, affordable choices at …

(Posted Mon. May 16th, 2016)

This season, NASCAR will surpass 10 million successful miles racing on fuel blended with American Ethanol E15. Also this year, E15 fuel availability at fuel stations is expanding around the country. To celebrate these two milestones, American Ethanol is launching two sweepstakes giving lucky winners ultimate NASCAR experiences.   “NCGA’s relationship with American Ethanol and NASCAR has given corn farmers an incredible platform in which to communicate the economic and …