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This Harvest, Take Your Camera Along in the Combine

(Posted Thu. Oct 23rd, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association asks photographers and farmers to help tell the story of farming and harvesting field corn in America through the first 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. While the contest opened in June, interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2014.   Open …

(Posted Wed. Oct 22nd, 2014)

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Nearly 180 international coarse grains buyers from 39 countries arrived yesterday in Seattle, Washington, for Export Exchange 2014, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain.    Export Exchange 2014, co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding member, and the Renewable Fuels Association, is a biennial event aiming to make connections that will build and sustain …

Johnson Represents NCGA at White House Event on Women in Ag

(Posted Wed. Oct 22nd, 2014)

National Corn Growers Association Past President Pam Johnson joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden at the White House Monday for the Dialogue on Women Leaders in Agriculture. More than thirty participants representing ag associations, businesses and higher education participated in the event, including the first women to lead each of the commodity organizations.   “You’re the first generation of women ag leaders, but …

One Month Remains! Submit Harvest Forms for National Corn Yield Contest Today

(Posted Tue. Oct 21st, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants to submit harvest forms for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest as only one month remains until the final deadline. Please note, entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 21, whichever comes first.   “We ask that contest entrants remember the importance of submitting harvest forms within one week of their final yield check …

(Posted Mon. Oct 20th, 2014)

Corn harvest progress fell further behind the five-year average according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Report released today. While only 31 percent of the crop was harvested as of October 19, the forecast of a high quality crop remains unchanged.   “While farmers are eager to get into their fields, wet conditions have made it difficult to do so in many areas,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling, a farmer …