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(Posted Fri. Aug 1st, 2014)

By National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre   Sometimes, it is necessary to respond to inaccurate stories in the media. I submitted the following response to NPR’s The Salt Blog today in an attempt to correct misinformation in the recent post “When China Spurns GMO Corn, American Farmers Lose Billions”:   We would like to express serious concern over your recent story “When China Spurns GMO Corn …

(Posted Fri. Aug 1st, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association urges state corn grower organizations to identify qualifying individuals within their ranks, and submit them as nominees for the Good Steward Recognition.   “U.S. production agriculture has a bounty of individual growers dedicated to production standards that deliver high, sustainable yields with extraordinary conservation and environmental benefits,” said Don Glenn, NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team chairman.  “It is important for us to spotlight the …

(Posted Thu. Jul 31st, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association applauds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s announcement of the final guidance to the agency’s field staff restricting enforcement of grain safety standards. The guidance issued today ensures on-farm grain operations continue to fall under the long-standing exemption for farms and thus that OSHA will not take enforcement actions against farms with ten or fewer employees over the way they manage their grain bins.   “The …

(Posted Wed. Jul 30th, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that only a few days remain to register for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest. Growers can register quickly and easily by the August 1 deadline using the online entry form.     “While only a few days remain, the online entry forms make becoming part of the contest simple,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Don Glenn. “By entering the contest, you …

(Posted Tue. Jul 29th, 2014)

Jeff Gordon may have won his fifth NASCAR race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend but American Ethanol was his co-pilot. Not only was he running on E15 American Ethanol as he crossed the finish line, but he also was part of NASCAR’s celebration of the sport logging six million miles  on Sunoco Green E15.   For more than three years, NASCAR has run on an E15 race …