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(Posted Mon. Sep 15th, 2014)

With harvest underway in the southern states and southerly portions of the Corn Belt, the crop condition remains strong, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Report released today. Seventy-four percent of the crop remains in good-to-excellent condition as of September 14, a full 21 percentage points more than at this time last year. Now, with 27 percent of the corn crop at full maturity, the potential for record corn …

Online Harvest Forms for 50th National Corn Yield Contest Now Available

(Posted Mon. Sep 15th, 2014)

With harvest underway in some areas and soon to begin in others, the National Corn Growers Association announces that online harvest forms for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest are now available. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 21, whichever comes first.   “While harvest has only begun in a few …

(Posted Fri. Sep 12th, 2014)

The National Corn Growers Association now offers its fourth 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 …

American Ethanol and Rookie of the Year Competition Rolls On

(Posted Fri. Sep 12th, 2014)

Keywords: Ethanol

American Ethanol is guaranteed to be in victory lane at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race for the Chase Championship in Chicago this Sunday. With E15 fuel powering every car in the race, and American Ethanol branding on every fuel port, our exposure will remain high through the end of the season.   Last week at Richmond, Austin Dillon, driving the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet, did not secure the victory …

(Posted Fri. Sep 12th, 2014)

Keywords: Conservation

Soil Health Partnership field days resume their schedule of presentations and demonstrations on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Corn farmers David, Joe and Chase Brown will host area growers, soil health experts and neighbors on their farm near Decatur, Illinois.   The day’s agenda topics will include the benefits of soil health and advanced nutrient management, cover crop integration in corn systems, and new equipment for seeding cover crops. The event runs …