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(Posted Fri. Oct 17th, 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 Fri. Oct 17th, 2014)

The American Ethanol venture in NASCAR began four years ago with a single purpose - to reach a broader cross section of the public with a positive message about ethanol. Logically, this would lead to stronger demand for ethanol in all cars, not just race cars. The effort took a big step forward this week with expansive coverage in Roar Magazine.   The latest issue of Roar, a digital …

NCGA Heads South for Sunbelt Ag Expo

(Posted Thu. Oct 16th, 2014)

Representatives from the National Corn Growers Association, including President Chip Bowling, are taking part in the Sunbelt Ag Expo this week in southern Georgia. Billed the premier farm show in the nation, the expo draws more than 100,000 growers each year from all over the Southeast.   “When you look at the landscape from Maryland south and west to Texas, you will see nearly 50,000 farms growing corn,” Bowling told …

(Posted Wed. Oct 15th, 2014)

Keywords: Biotechnology

The National Corn Growers Association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Dow AgroSciences 2,4-D herbicide, a part of the ENLIST system. This approval, which follows USDA’s September approval of corn and soybean varieties designed to tolerate this herbicide, will provide farmers with a valuable tool to combat instances of weed resistance.   “The battle for approval of all components of this important technology has taken both determination and …

(Posted Wed. Oct 15th, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2015-16 school year.   “NCGA understands that to remain successful as an industry we must focus on education and keeping our best and brightest interested in ag,” said Tom Haag, chairman of NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team. “This program is an important …