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(Posted Fri. Jul 31st, 2015)

American Ethanol’s third full paint out of the NASCAR season will hit the track this weekend in Pennsylvania at the Sprint Cup Windows 10 400 in at Pocono Raceway. The green and black will proudly display E15 on the hood of Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevy. You can tune into the race at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on NBCSN. The remaining paint outs for 2015 will be Sept. 6, at …

(Posted Fri. Jul 31st, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register today for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest by the August 3 entry deadline.   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.   All harvest forms will be due by November 20. Contest winners will be announced on December …

(Posted Thu. Jul 30th, 2015)

Keywords: Policy Transportation

The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment that Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill before its August recess. Congress voted to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund’s authorization through Oct. 29, the second such short-term extension this year. “Once again, Congress kicked the can down the road – and that road is in bad shape,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling, a farmer from Newburg, Maryland. …

(Posted Thu. Jul 30th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association announces its third year of the recognizing good stewardship to expand awareness of best practices in sustainable corn production. The focus of the Good Steward Recognition program is to demonstrate the economic and conservation value of soil management.   “Practical solutions are what drive the adoption of best practices on the farm,” said Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team. “Discovering new …

(Posted Wed. Jul 29th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association announced the participants who will constitute the 30th class of NCGA’s Leadership at Its Best Program, which is co-sponsored by Syngenta.  This year’s class includes 14 aspiring leaders from 9 states.   “We are excited to see such great interest in the program and strongly believe the quality of the applicants bodes well for the future of our industry,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling.  “For decades …

Maryland Grain Producers Honor NCGA President with Miller Award

(Posted Tue. Jul 28th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association congratulates NCGA President Chip Bowling who was presented with the prestigious 2015 Dr. James R. Miller Award by the Maryland Grain Producers Association at the Maryland Commodity Classic on July 23.  Established in 1988, this award annually recognizes a professional for his or her contributions to the grain industry.     “Chip is a leader who never says no, always gets the job done, seeks ways …

(Posted Mon. Jul 27th, 2015)

Keywords: Ethanol

In comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, the National Corn Growers Association highlighted the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and urged the Agency to restore the 2014-16 corn ethanol volume to statute.   In the comments, NCGA states, “The RFS has spurred growth in agriculture, increased energy diversity and decreased GHG emissions from fossil fuels through the development of renewable energy resources. … We urge …

(Posted Mon. Jul 27th, 2015)

The percentage of corn acres silking finally surpassed the five-year average last week while initial reports indicate that corn acres doughing lag the five-year average by three points according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 78 percent of corn acres in the silking stage as of July 26 and 14 percent of corn acres in the doughing stage, the overall corn crop condition held …

(Posted Mon. Jul 27th, 2015)

Keywords: Ethanol

The National Corn Growers Association urges farmers and their family and friends to email their opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard today. The proposal will cut nearly four billion gallons of ethanol and will have significant negative impact on already low corn prices.  The July 27, 2015 11:59 p.m. Eastern deadline for public comments is looming, so please act fast.   …

(Posted Fri. Jul 24th, 2015)

Brent Bible practiced no-till farming and the use of cover crops on his farm in Lafayette, Indiana, but until recently, it was a scattershot approach. By joining the Soil Health Partnership in 2014, he now takes a more disciplined approach, gaining a quantifiable understanding of the health of his soil and improvements in his operation’s efficiencies.   The Soil Health Partnership and its demonstration network farmers, like Bible, hope …