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(Posted Fri. Feb 5th, 2016)

Members of the National Corn Growers Association’s Grower Services Action Team met in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this week to review programs related to membership, leadership and communications.   At the meeting, they reviewed a proposal to get farm spouses engaged as members of the state and national corn associations and finalized the list of five students who will announced at the upcoming Commodity Classic as recipients of the 2016 …

(Posted Thu. Feb 4th, 2016)

Defining, developing, expanding and measuring sustainable production practices is at the center of discussions taking place as members of the National Corn Growers Association Production and Stewardship Action Team met in North Carolina this week. The group spent a significant part of its meeting learning more about the critical role of pollinators in agriculture.   The insect population in the U.S. is valued at $16 billion annually, and three-quarters of …

(Posted Thu. Feb 4th, 2016)

The following is a statement from National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling regarding Wednesday's signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.   “After five years of negotiations, we are pleased to see the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement take another step forward today. The National Corn Growers Association supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it would give America’s farmers and ranchers greater access to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. This agreement is …

(Posted Wed. Feb 3rd, 2016)

Keywords: Biotechnology Trade

Today, the National Corn Growers Association’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team wrapped up its spring meeting in Long Beach, Calif., where team members reviewed recommendations coming out of NCGA's Priority and Policy Conference held earlier in January and met with representatives from across the value chain to explore upcoming challenges and opportunities.    Looking at a variety of issues, including goals set out in NCGA’s strategic plan can be …

(Posted Wed. Feb 3rd, 2016)

Keywords: Biotechnology

The National Corn Growers Association is pleased to see continued increase in adoption of refuge- in-a-bag (integrated refuge) products, simplifying growers’ refuge requirements in the Corn Belt. According to the annual Compliance Assurance Program results, all growers surveyed in the Corn Belt planted at least one refuge in a bag product, and many growers planted exclusively refuge-in-a-bag products.   The CAP, implemented by Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee, is designed …

(Posted Tue. Feb 2nd, 2016)

Every two years, staff from the National Corn Growers Association’s state affiliates and select grower volunteers come together to talk about the challenges and opportunities in growing and serving the organization’s membership.   This week in Santa Fe, participants from 15 states gathered for several days of presentations and dialogue on topics such as attracting new members, building member diversity, and engaging members through new technology. The group also looked …

(Posted Mon. Feb 1st, 2016)

As registrations for the 2016 Commodity Classic held March 3-5 in New Orleans continue at a record pace, hotel accommodations are filling up quickly, while some important housing-related deadlines are on the horizon.   Group rates at all Commodity Classic hotels are guaranteed through Wednesday, Feb.3 (based on availability). Continue to check the Commodity Classic website for additional hotel availability and updates.  The hotel reservation process is managed through Experient, …

(Posted Fri. Jan 29th, 2016)

Keywords: Biotechnology

The National Corn Growers Association is optimistic that growers will have a new tool available in their struggles with resistant weeds next year. In an unconventional series of events, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review the registration of Enlist Duo, a herbicide developed by Dow Agrosciences to aid in the fight against hard to control weeds.   The court chose to …

(Posted Thu. Jan 28th, 2016)

As the Soil Health Partnership embarks on its third year, the organization has high hopes for network expansion and ground-breaking soil data results that will contribute to a sea change in farming. The partnership held its third annual Soil Health Summit in Indianapolis Jan. 21-22, hosting more than 140 attendees, including farmers, agriculture industry leaders, environmental groups and university representatives.     “It’s very striking to me that the …

Corn Farming Photo Contest Winners Announced

(Posted Tue. Jan 26th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association today announced the 16 winners of the 2015 Fields of Corn Photo Contest, a contest that provided aspiring shutterbugs of all types the opportunity to share in – and visually communicate – the great beauty and hard work that make up American agriculture.   “For the second year in a row, we opened up a photo contest to the general public, and we’re very pleased …