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(Posted Thu. Jul 21st, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register now for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest as only one week remains before the final entry deadline.   “We are very excited about the contest this year. The incredible trends in both yield growth and practice improvement that we have seen over the past few years are quite impressive,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Brent Hostetler. “NCGA gains valuable …

(Posted Thu. Jul 21st, 2016)

A busy week of meetings focused on our nation’s capital concluded the 2016 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program. Twenty-six farmers from 15 states took part in the overall program, which was generously co-sponsored by DuPont and is aimed at preparing participants to be strong advocates and leaders for today’s agriculture.   “It was great to meet many of those participating in our events this week, like the …

Senator Joe Donnelly Receives NCGA President's Award

(Posted Wed. Jul 20th, 2016)

National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling today presented the NCGA President’s Award to U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana. This award is given annually to a leader who has worked to advance issues important to corn farmers and agriculture.   “Senator Donnelly is a true advocate for farmers in Indiana and throughout the country,” said Bowling. “He is one of ethanol’s biggest champions in Congress. He understands the importance …

(Posted Wed. Jul 20th, 2016)

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress in Washington this morning elected five farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board.  Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA’s 2017 fiscal year, are new board members Chris Edgington of Iowa, Don Glenn of Alabama, Tom Haag of Minnesota and John Linder of Ohio. Current board member Kevin Ross of Iowa was re-elected.   “Again this year, we …

(Posted Mon. Jul 18th, 2016)

Action teams and committees charged with in-depth analysis and consideration of the topics most relevant to corn farmers met in Washington as the initial phase of a full week of meetings held by the National Corn Growers Association.  These farmer-led teams discussed changing situations, and the possible ramifications of these changes, in areas including public policy, ethanol, biotechnology, government regulation, trade and grower services in anticipation of NCGA Corn Congress …

(Posted Fri. Jul 15th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association continues its sixth 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.   This week, Field Notes caught up with …

(Posted Thu. Jul 14th, 2016)

Keywords: Biotechnology

The National Corn Growers Association praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its vote today passing s. 764. Particularly, the association praised Chairmen Conaway and Roberts, Ranking Members Peterson and Stabenow, Congressmen Pompeo and Butterfield, and all of the members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, who worked together to pass this bill.   Now, NCGA calls upon President Obama to quickly sign this bill into law, thus …

(Posted Thu. Jul 14th, 2016)

Keywords: Sustainability

With only days remaining, the deadline for the National Corn Growers Association’s Good Steward Recognition nominations is quickly approaching. State affiliates, as well as industry and organizational partners, are urged to submit qualified growers dedicated to production standards that deliver high sustainable yields with extraordinary conservation and environmental benefits.     “Practical solutions are what drive the adoption of best practices on the farm,” said Brent Hostetler, chairman of NCGA’s …

(Posted Thu. Jul 14th, 2016)

Please join the National Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Grains Council in welcoming Larry Byrd to their Washington, D.C. staffs.   Byrd will join NCGA and the Council in Washington as the receptionist and administrative assistant. In this capacity, Byrd will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers, as well as greet and direct guests to the appropriate staff members and assist them with office …

(Posted Wed. Jul 13th, 2016)

Keywords: Biotechology

The National Corn Growers Association urges all farmers to contact their representative and urge support of S.764, the Senate-passed legislation on biotech disclosure. This important legislation passed the Senate last week with strong bipartisan support. It is critically urgent that the House passes this bill before the end of the week.   This legislation brings continuity to the marketplace, ensuring that consumers have the access to product information they deserve …