VIDEO PROVIDES LOOK AT CORN GROWERS AND SUSTAINABILITY

APRIL 2014

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Just in time for Earth Day next week, the fourth episode of a six-video miniseries debuts today at the National Corn Growers Association’s YouTube page, sharing some of the efforts the organization and its corn growers undertake to promote conservation and sustainability.   “To feed an ever-growing population, …">

(Posted Thu. Apr 17th, 2014)

Just in time for Earth Day next week, the fourth episode of a six-video miniseries debuts today at the National Corn Growers Association’s YouTube page, sharing some of the efforts the organization and its corn growers undertake to promote conservation and sustainability.

 

“To feed an ever-growing population, we have to increase yield and production,” said Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team and a corn farmer from Alabama. “We can do this in an environmentally friendly manner, and that’s a goal we have as corn farmers and one of the goals of the National Corn Growers Association.”

 

Glenn talked about how producers were growing much more corn per acre while reducing crop inputs such as water, fertilizer and pesticides. He also spoke about NCGA programs such as the Good Steward Recognition Program, which recognizes farmers who are going “above and beyond” in conservation programs.

 

“The American consumer should care about the environment and should know and care where their food comes from,” Glenn said. “This is a message we have to get out – that we are producing more from less, and doing it in an environmentally friendly manner, and we can do this sustainably into the future.”

 

Click here to watch the video. The video series will continue each week, with the final upcoming segments on research and federal policy. Topics recently featured were ethanol, biotechnology and leadership.