(Posted Wed. May 29th, 2013)

Keywords: USDA

May 29: With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing on May 31, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America. USDA has already received more than 2 million completed census forms. “It is imperative that farmers speak up and ensure that they are accurately represented, and the Census …

(Posted Fri. May 10th, 2013)

Keywords: Biotech Regulatory USDA

May 10: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement today that it will prepare a full environmental impact statement regarding certain herbicide-resistant crops is bad news for corn farmers, the National Corn Growers Association said. “NCGA is extremely disappointed in USDA’s decision to require a full environmental impact statement for a much-needed corn biotechnology trait,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “Particularly troubling in today’s decision was that this trait has languished …

(Posted Thu. Mar 28th, 2013)

Keywords: Plantings USDA

Mar. 28: American farmers expect to plant 145,000 more acres of corn in 2013, a slight increase from 2012, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report released today. If realized, it will be the highest corn planting in the United States since 1937, when 97.2 million acres were planted. In recent years, the record corn planting was in the spring of 2012 when U.S. growers planted 97.155 million …

(Posted Mon. Feb 11th, 2013)

Keywords: USDA Government Reports

Feb. 11: Our nation’s farmers will harvest a record 14.4 billion bushels of corn this year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture report released earlier today. The realization of this projection, which assumes the planting of 96 million acres and a national average yield of 163.5 bushels per acre, would require a return to more favorable weather patterns.“The projections released by USDA this morning inspire cautious optimism for the upcoming …