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Help Put Austin Dillon in the NASCAR All Star Race

(Posted Fri. Mar 27th, 2015)

If you would like to put American Ethanol spokesman Austin Dillon in the 2015 All-Star Race, the polls are open for the Sprint Fan Vote. You never know who will win. That's what makes voting so important.  The race is May 16, so vote early and often…well at least once per day as allowed. Voting closes at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15, one day before the American Ethanol …

(Posted Fri. Mar 27th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association now offers its fifth 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.   Today, Field Notes caught up with …

(Posted Fri. Mar 27th, 2015)

Farmers, like most Americans, generally view the word sweet in a positive light. When it comes to high fructose corn syrup, this certainly holds true. HFCS not only provides an affordable, safe sweetener option; it provides steady demand for U.S. grown corn. In 2014, more than one and three-quarters billion dollars’ worth of corn went into the production of high fructose corn syrup.   Accounting for 490 million bushels worth …

FARMLAND Brings Home Top Honors in Entertainment at PR Week Awards

(Posted Fri. Mar 27th, 2015)

Against strong competition, including Chipotle’s negative Farmed and Dangerous campaign, leading industry publication PR Week recently awarded its prestigious Arts, Entertainment and Media Campaign of the Year award to the consumer campaign surrounding the 2014 documentary FARMLAND. The film debuted in more than 170 theaters, enjoyed ticket sales that were 84 percent above initial expectations – and with the assistance of USFRA partner organizations, has been screened more than 1,000 …

(Posted Thu. Mar 26th, 2015)

Keywords: Farm Policy

With less than one week until the sign-up deadline, 77 percent of farmers have made their election into the farm bill risk management program, according to USDA Farm Services Agency officials testifying today at a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Ninety-four percent have completed their base acre reallocations. Farmers have until Tuesday, March 31 to update their base acres and choose between …