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(Posted Tue. May 3rd, 2016)

Off the Cob caught up with Cibus President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Beetham, Ph.D. This year, Beetham will be speaking during the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. During this audio interview, Beetham discusses what he believes will be most beneficial about CUTC and how this biennial conference presents a unique opportunity for the industry.   “I am looking forward to the conference this year because …

(Posted Mon. May 2nd, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association calls on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA hopes to capture high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. While the contest opened today, interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2016.   Open to all, …

(Posted Fri. Apr 29th, 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. Apr 28th, 2016)

This week, National Corn Growers Association staff took a deeper look into water quality issues during the Hypoxia Task Force Meeting in St. Louis. The HTF is a partnership of 12 states, five federal agencies and tribal representatives focused on collaborative efforts to reduce nutrient loading in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basin and subsequent hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Task Force heard presentations from several non-governmental …

(Posted Tue. Apr 26th, 2016)

Off the Cob caught up with ITOCHU Chemicals America Sales and Marketing Manager Rick Muschi, a longtime exhibitor at the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. During this audio interview, Muschi discusses what his company gains from CUTC participation, how this biennial conference presents a unique opportunity and why he would suggest others exhibit as well.   “What is nice about CUTC is that it brings everyone …

(Posted Mon. Apr 25th, 2016)

Corn planting surged even further ahead of the five-year average last week according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 30 percent of total corn acres planted by April 24, progress surpassed the five-year average for this point by 14 percentage points, ten percentage points further ahead of the average than this time one week ago.    Progress surpassed the five-year average by 50 percentage …

(Posted Fri. Apr 22nd, 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 catches up with …

(Posted Fri. Apr 22nd, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association hosted a delegation of Cuban importers and officials yesterday visiting as part of a U.S. Grains Council trade team.  The group met with officials in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Missouri and Louisiana to learn about the U.S. grain production and exporting systems and see the advantages of purchasing U.S. coarse grains and co-products.   Back in Washington, NCGA continues to call on Congress to pass legislation …

(Posted Fri. Apr 22nd, 2016)

By Chip Bowling   Each April 22, thousands of Americans celebrate Earth Day. It’s a moment-in-time for us to think about the changes we each can make to improve the environment, whether that’s volunteering in our local community or implementing small steps in our own households. As a farmer who grows 1,400 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and sorghum on land adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, my …

(Posted Wed. Apr 20th, 2016)

What better arena to showcase the environmental benefits of American Ethanol than during NASCAR Green Week? Since 2008, NASCAR Green has been collaborating with key stakeholders that care deeply about sustainability. Today, NASCAR Green puts the spotlight on American Ethanol with a video and feature story on the partnership.   Through strategic partnerships, NASCAR and its stakeholders are reducing the sport’s environmental impact, validating green technologies and educating fans. …