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(Posted Fri. Sep 22nd, 2017)

NCGA Action Team and Committees Announced for FY 2018   The National Corn Growers Association announced the slate of new and returning farmer leaders who will serve their industry as members of the action teams and committees in the next fiscal year, which begins Sunday, October 1. These volunteer farmers will actively shape the future of their industry by guiding programs and carrying out the policies and priorities that drive …

(Posted Wed. Sep 20th, 2017)

Keywords: Trade Policy

The National Corn Growers Association praised the introduction today of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand for U.S. agricultural products.   The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), would increase investment in the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development program (FMD). A …

(Posted Tue. Sep 19th, 2017)

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures this harvest. With farmers across the country preparing to hit the fields in their combines, NCGA offers both a list of safety reminders and a video on the important topic of grain bin safety.   Safety Tips   1.  Road Safety   Reduce vehicle width as much as possible and ensure adequate warning lighting. …

(Posted Mon. Sep 18th, 2017)

A fewer number of corn acres have reached the dented or mature stage than the five-year average according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 86 percent of total corn acres dented by September 17 and mature acres at only 34 percent, corn progress trails the five-year average by four and 13 percentage points respectively.   The number of corn acres harvested also has fallen …

(Posted Fri. Sep 15th, 2017)

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its seventh 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.   Early this week, Field Notes …

(Posted Fri. Sep 15th, 2017)

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, the National Corn Growers Association Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest will provide enough fodder for a novel telling the story of American agriculture.   Photographers can help tell that story of farming field corn in America through this fourth annual contest by capturing high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. Interested photographers wishing to help tell …

(Posted Thu. Sep 14th, 2017)

With harvest beginning across the country, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that online harvest forms for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest are available online for those who entered the contest. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within two weeks of their final yield check or by Nov. 17, whichever comes first.   “While harvest is only just kicking off …

(Posted Wed. Sep 13th, 2017)

This week, visitors coming to National Geographic’s website will see the story of corn’s sustainability in the spotlight through a series of four articles about real U.S. corn farmers. Prominently displayed on National Geographic’s homepage, these articles help tell the story of how farmers grow corn sustainably for use in more sustainable products that, ultimately, create a better future for families both on and off the farm.   The …

(Posted Tue. Sep 12th, 2017)

If you are a scientist, entrepreneur, or inventor, the clock is ticking to enter the Consider Corn Challenge. The National Corn Growers Association wants your ideas by 5:00 PM US EDT, Thursday, September 28, 2017 on how to create a new generation of sustainable chemicals from field corn.   NCGA, along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, launched a global open innovation competition in June, 2017 to identify new and innovative uses …

(Posted Tue. Sep 12th, 2017)

U.S. corn production could total 14.18 billion bushels in 2017/18 if forecasts reported in U.S. Department of Agriculture reports released today are realized. With projected ending stocks higher and feed and residual demand increases offset by decreased demand from the ethanol sector, the season average corn price projections sit ten cents lower than only a month prior, with prices for the crop sitting between $2.80 and $3.60 per bushel.   …