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(Posted Thu. Mar 5th, 2015)

Helping farmers choose the right farm bill risk coverage package will be the topic of a free DTN webinar March 12, co-sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association.   Farmers and ranchers will have to decide soon which risk coverage package is right for them of three options: Price Loss Coverage (PLC), or one of two Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) packages (county or farm level). It is important for growers …

(Posted Wed. Mar 4th, 2015)

With nearly 8,000 total attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event.   “The 2015 Commodity Classic was a terrific event for our growers and all involved,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Sam Butler. “We know it wasn’t just getting away from the weather for a sunnier climate. Our farmers were actively engaged in everything …

(Posted Wed. Mar 4th, 2015)

Each year at the Commodity Classic convention and trade show, the National Corn Growers Association rewards recruiters and state affiliates for their terrific efforts in driving membership – in the case of 2014, that hard work included reaching a record of more than 42,000 in August.   “I am extremely proud of the efforts our state associations and individual growers take to build membership in our association,” said NCGA President …

(Posted Tue. Mar 3rd, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association, in conjunction with cosponsor BASF, honored five college students with scholarships last week at Commodity Classic 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  This year, the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarships, created to foster promising agricultural leaders for the future, provided five winners with $1,000 for use in pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.   “These students are already showing a lot of promise …

CommonGround Starts Conversations at Commodity Classic

(Posted Tue. Mar 3rd, 2015)

Commodity Classic attendees wanting to find out more about CommonGround, a program supported by the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their state affiliates, enjoyed an hour of first-hand accounts and interactive learning during the Learning Center “Finding CommonGround.” With more than 125 people in attendance, CommonGround volunteers Sara Ross and Joan Ruskamp showed attendees how CommonGround, a grassroots movement of farm women who want to foster …