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(Posted Thu. Jul 2nd, 2015)

Third in a series profiling candidates for the 2016 Corn Board.   Whether discussing honeybee health with a pollinator organization or explaining the basics of farming to food processors in Chicago, Gary Hudson enjoys acting as an ambassador for corn. An avid corn advocate, he has experience defending the industry from attacks whether they come from the EPA on nutrient or ethanol or from the general population on GMOs or …

(Posted Wed. Jul 1st, 2015)

Keywords: Trade

Nine farmer leaders and staff members from the National Corn Growers Association, the U.S. Grains Council and the North Dakota Barley Council traveled to Cuba last week to see first-hand opportunities for expanding U.S. coarse grain exports if trade is fully normalized with the island nation.   The mission was part of an ongoing effort by the grains industry to assess and build plans to address marketing, financial and educational …

(Posted Wed. Jul 1st, 2015)

Second in a series profiling candidates for the 2016 Corn Board.   A dedicated leader who believes in giving back to the industry, Anthony Bush has already volunteered many years in the service of U.S. corn farmers.  Now, he wishes to continue his service through a second term as a member of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association Corn Board.   “A leader has to be able to make a …

(Posted Tue. Jun 30th, 2015)

American farmers planted 1.7 million fewer acres of corn in 2015 than they did the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Acreage report released today. The report indicates a 300,000 acre net degrease from the prospective planting report released in March. Total corn planting in the United States total 88.9 million acres, for the lowest planted acreage since 2010. Notably, it still represents the sixth-largest U.S. corn …

(Posted Tue. Jun 30th, 2015)

First in a series profiling candidates for the 2016 Corn Board.   A dynamic individual who embraces a spirit of cooperation and civic-mindedness, Keith Alverson volunteers long hours to the service of farmers across the country.  Now, he wishes to contribute his perspective, hard work and insight by continuing his service as a member of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association Corn Board.   “As a leader, I have always …

(Posted Mon. Jun 29th, 2015)

With U.S. corn just entering the silking stage, the crop condition declined slightly, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 68 percent of acres still rated in good or excellent condition, seven points behind this time last year, the 2015 corn crop enters the next growth state with solid potential.   “As wet conditions continue to plague farmers with June almost complete, the abundance …

(Posted Mon. Jun 29th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register today for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest and enjoy big savings on entry fees. Until Tuesday, June 30, fees will be reduced to $75.   For more information and to enter today using the online form, click here.  The version of the online form released this year is suitable for use on mobile devices.   Entry will remain open at …

Rural America to EPA: RFS Works

(Posted Fri. Jun 26th, 2015)

Keywords: Ethanol

Rural America rallied around the Renewable Fuels Standard yesterday in a strong show of support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With 450 ethanol supporters following Captain Cornelius from the park side rally into the EPA hearing rooms, farmers and their friends raised their voices to roar “don’t mess with the RFS.”   EPA officials began a full day of listening at nine in the morning as more than 40 …

(Posted Thu. Jun 25th, 2015)

The top leadership of the National Corn Growers Association was well represented at today’s field hearing regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the volume of ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard.   NCGA President Chip Bowling of Maryland and Chairman Martin Barbre joined scores of farmers and others on-hand in Kansas City, Kan., to speak of the importance of domestic, renewable fuels to the nation. The EPA’s …

(Posted Wed. Jun 24th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association today celebrated passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) in the Senate, following last week’s vote in the House of Representatives.   “Today is a huge victory for America’s corn farmers and the entire agricultural industry,” said Chip Bowling, a Maryland farmer and president of NCGA. “Ag exports are a major driver of the U.S. economy, supporting more than …