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September 21, 2020

Minnesota and Ohio Field Notes

  “Our corn crop looks good. We harvested a couple of fields of soybeans this week and may...

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September 18, 2020

NCGA Statement on Atrazine Reregistration Decision

“Earlier today the EPA released its interim decision on the reregistration of atrazine, a...

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September 14, 2020

Illinois and North Dakota Field Notes

“Harvest has started, and we should have soybeans in by Wednesday. Then, we will start with...

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September 8, 2020

Kansas and Nebraska Field Notes

  “Forecasts say that we are getting cooler weather and more moisture this week. If it does...

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August 31, 2020

Take Action Program Offers Advice on Dealing with Corn Rootworm

Harvest is a critical moment for your farm business because it pays the bills, but it is also a...

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August 31, 2020

Iowa and Missouri Field Notes

  “Corn is maturing more quickly than we thought it would. For the first week of September,...

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August 24, 2020

Minnesota Field Notes

“Our crops are looking good. The corn is denting. Dry areas are starting to show up now...

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August 24, 2020

National Yield Contest Now Accepting Harvest Entries

The online harvest entry is now available to all NCGA members entered in the 2020 National Corn...

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August 20, 2020

Communications Key This Fall as Harvest Begins

This spring, the nation’s corn farmers executed an extremely successful planting season amidst a...

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August 17, 2020

Kansas and Ohio Field Notes

“Our corn is in surprisingly good condition. Right now, I would say that most are good, and...

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August 10, 2020

Nebraska, North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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August 10, 2020

Nebraska, North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes

  “Good, timely rains over the last few weeks have given us a bit of a break from irrigating....

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August 3, 2020

Iowa and Missouri Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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August 3, 2020

Iowa and Missouri Field Notes

  “Looking at the same field I have all season before reporting, the corn is tasseled out,...

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July 27, 2020

Ohio, Minnesota and Kansas Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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July 27, 2020

Ohio, Minnesota and Kansas Field Notes

“We are glad to know that rain is approaching, and I’m happy for how much we’ve recently....

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July 20, 2020

Illinois and North Dakota Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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July 20, 2020

Illinois and North Dakota Field Notes

  “It has been hot and dry here with less than a tenth of an inch of rain in the past two...

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July 14, 2020

NCGA Mid-Year Report Offers Look at Efforts to Help Corn Farmers Meet the Challenges of 2020

Despite marketing and economic challenges and a pandemic, farmer leaders of National Corn...

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July 13, 2020

Nebraska and Iowa Field Notes

  “Since last week, we had severe thunderstorms roll through with quite a bit of hail. Crops...

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July 6, 2020

Ohio and Nebraska Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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July 6, 2020

Ohio and Nebraska Field Notes

  “We are hot, dry, and begging for rain. We’ve had a few pop-up showers in the area, but our...

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June 29, 2020

Kansas and Missouri Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 29, 2020

Kansas and Missouri Field Notes

  “The corn is doing very well. It was starting to get pretty dry around here. Then, last...

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June 25, 2020

NCGA Responds to Glyphosate Developments

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) responds today to two significant legal...

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June 22, 2020

Minnesota and Iowa Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 22, 2020

Minnesota and Iowa Field Notes

  “I am happy with the way our crop is looking now. It’s between knee- and waist-high and...

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June 19, 2020

You Can Turn Your Pest Practices into Best Practices

June 22 launches the third annual Pest (Pest Elimination Strategies and Tactics) week, and NCGA...

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June 18, 2020

Enter National Corn Yield Contest Now and Save

As summer begins, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register early for...

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June 17, 2020

NCGA Encourages Court to Respect EPA Decision

NCGA joined a coalition of national grower trade associations today in urging the Ninth Circuit...

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June 15, 2020

NORTH DAKOTA AND ILLINOIS FIELD NOTES

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 15, 2020

North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes

  “We finished harvesting 2019 corn on June 1. We finished planting 2020 corn, at least what...

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June 8, 2020

Ohio and Nebraska Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 6, 2020

NCGA Statement on Dicamba Ruling

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is disappointed by the 9th Circuit’s decision to...

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June 1, 2020

Kansas and Missouri Field Notes

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 1, 2020

Kansas and Missouri Field Notes

  “Our corn crop is finally getting some heat and starting to get some color again. It’s...

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May 26, 2020

Minnesota and Iowa Field Notes #PLANT2020

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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May 26, 2020

Minnesota and Iowa Field Notes

“Our corn crop is going well so far. We do need sun and heat. It’s been overcast past two...

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May 18, 2020

North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes #Plant2020

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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May 18, 2020

North Dakota and Illinois Field Notes

“As of May 14, we haven’t turned a wheel to plant 2020 crop. We did harvest somewhat but had to...

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May 11, 2020

Missouri and Kansas Field Notes

“We finished planting corn and only have 800 or so acres of soybeans left to plant. Joshlin, my...

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May 7, 2020

NCGA Reinforces Importance of Seed Treatments in Comments to EPA

This week the National Corn Growers Association submitted comments to the Environmental...

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May 4, 2020

Blog Brings Field Notes to Life, Shares Real Farmer Experiences with #Plant2020

This year, the National Corn Growers Association launched its tenth season of Field Notes, a...

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May 4, 2020

Nebraska and Iowa Field Notes

“We’ve had really good weather for planting actually. We haven’t had any rain delays. It is far...

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May 1, 2020

Early Registration for National Corn Yield Contest Opens Today

The National Corn Yield Contest officially opens today, May 1, 2020, and the National Corn...

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April 27, 2020

Field Notes Minnesota and Ohio

  “Things are busy. We are getting everything ready to go, and I hope to get the planter...

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April 20, 2020

Missouri and North Dakota Field Notes

  “We started planting the first week in April, before the cold snap. So far, we have had...

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April 13, 2020

Field Notes: Firsthand Insight from America’s Corn Farmers

Last week, Field Notes reached out to farmers to find out how planting is progressing on their...

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April 13, 2020

Get a Quick Crash Course in Tar Spot Disease Management

National Corn Growers Association’s research partner on Tar Spot disease Dr. Nathan Kleczewski...

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April 3, 2020

Cover Crop Survey Seeks Farmer Insights

An online survey at https://bit.ly/CCSurvey2020 is gathering perspective on cover crops from...

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March 24, 2020

NCGA Urges Congress Support CCC Authority

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) joined a wide range of agriculture organizations in...

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March 17, 2020

Get the Low Down on Weed Resistance from the Experts

Welcome to the Take Action Webinar Series on new developments in herbicide-resistance...

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March 13, 2020

Corn Checkoff Tackling the Challenge of Tar Spot

Make no mistake, when it comes to corn diseases Tar Spot is a booger. Although largely ignored...

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March 11, 2020

NCGA National Yield Contest Stars Offer Tips to Increase Your Yields

The National Corn Growers Association released a video last week offering tips from perennial...

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March 11, 2020

Concern About Weed Control Keeping You Up at Night?

Welcome to the Take Action Webinar Series on new developments in herbicide-resistance...

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March 4, 2020

Winning the War Against Herbicide Resistance

If you are wanting to up your game in dealing with herbicide resistance management there’s a...

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January 24, 2020

Winning the War Against Weeds Takes a Serious Strategy

Ok, let’s be honest, the last thing you want to think about this time of year are the weeds you...

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December 17, 2019

Sustainability Focus Continues to Grow at NCGA

A new Corn Sustainability Advisory Group (CSAG) met recently to discuss how NCGA can focus on...

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December 16, 2019

Records Broken in 2019 NCGA Corn Yield Contest

This year, corn growers hit new highs in the National Corn Growers Association 2019 National...

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October 10, 2019

Corn Growers Making Significant Contribution to Bee Health Cause

  NCGA constantly works to ensure corn growers’ voices are represented in wide-ranging...

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October 8, 2019

NCGA Urges Farmers to Harvest Safely this Fall

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin...

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September 20, 2019

Field Notes Discusses Early Harvest with Kansas Farmer Neitzel

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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September 16, 2019

Farmers Must Play Key Role in Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Efforts throughout society, and virtually every industry, to cut greenhouse gases are underway...

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September 4, 2019

NCGA Supports EPA’s Interim Decision on Glyphosate Registration

NCGA Supports EPA’s Interim Decision on Glyphosate Registration   The NCGA recently submitted...

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August 30, 2019

Illinois Farmer Raben Talks Corn Crop with Field Notes

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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August 28, 2019

Plant Breeding Meeting Hosts Key Players in the Future of Corn

NCGA is sponsoring a meeting this week attended by more than 400 plant breeders from industry...

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August 22, 2019

Kansas Farmer Neitzel Talks Crop Progress with Field Notes

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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August 15, 2019

Following Pesticide Labels Remains Critical Through Entire Growing Season

With harvest beginning in some states and right around the corner in others, National Corn...

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August 12, 2019

Higher Yield Projections, Lowered Acreage Lead to Increased Corn Production Forecast for 2019/20

American farmers planted two percent fewer corn acres than forecast in June estimate but still...

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August 8, 2019

Field Notes Talks 2019 Crop with Texas Farmer Bowers

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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August 2, 2019

Field Notes Chats About Corn Crop with Illinois Farmer Raben

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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July 24, 2019

Ag Economy and Tough Growing Season Driving Increase in Farm Stress

If you farm it is very likely you deal with stress on a regular basis. If you farm in 2019, your...

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July 12, 2019

Cover Crop Benefits Clearer in Drought and Wet Years

Joe Breker needs his own tee shirt that reads “No Tillage, More Plants” or “Cover Crops Are Good...

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July 3, 2019

Field Notes Talks Crop Progress with Kansas Farmer Neitzel

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 28, 2019

Corn Acres Up from 2018, Lower than March Projections

American farmers planted 2.5 million more acres of corn in 2019 than they did the previous year,...

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June 11, 2019

Corn Crop Expected to Bring Fewer Bushels, Higher Prices

Unprecedented planting delays seriously impacted corn crop forecasts issued today by the U.S....

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June 7, 2019

Field Notes Talks Corn Crop with Texas Farmer Bowers

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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June 3, 2019

Wet Spring and Poor Ag Economy Magnifying Stress on the Farm

Check the weather, check the markets, check stored corn, check your planter, check emerging...

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May 23, 2019

Take Action Resources a Great Tool as Farmers Realign Pest Management Plan Due to Weather

Farmers have a love-hate relationship with the weather because of how quickly and dramatically...

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May 20, 2019

Enter National Yield Contest Early and Save!

As the spring moves along, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register...

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May 17, 2019

Field Notes Checks Crop Progress with Kansas Farmer Neitzel

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a...

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May 10, 2019

Lower Corn Prices, Record Supply Forecast Show Need for Trade, Ethanol Markets

U.S. corn farmers are forecast to reach record total corn supplies according to U.S. Department...

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May 9, 2019

NCGA Welcomes Nicole Hasheider as New Director of Biotechnology and Crop Inputs

  The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Nicole Hasheider, who joins the organization...

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March 8, 2019

Video Offers Top Tips from NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners

The National Corn Growers Association released a video last week offering tips from perennial...

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February 20, 2019

Planting is Coming and So Are the Pests. Are You Ready?

If you haven’t looked into the innovative and proactive Take Action initiative of late, it might...

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December 17, 2018

NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Comes Up Short, Again

The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment that corn farmers impacted...

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December 12, 2018

Decreased Ethanol Market Demand May Lead to Higher Ending Stocks for U.S. Corn

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and demand...

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November 8, 2018

Corn Price Forecast Rises Slightly on Lower Yield, Demand Forecasts

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and demand...

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October 30, 2018

Crop Protection Industry Moves Quickly to Address Insect Resistance Incident

The first confirmed case of Herculex corn rootworm resistance was confirmed this week in a...

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October 26, 2018

Field Notes Checks Harvest Progress with Kansas Farmer Lowell Neitzel

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its eighth season of Field Notes, a...

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October 11, 2018

Corn Farmers on Track to Produce Second Largest Crop Ever

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and demand...

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September 27, 2018

Field Notes Checks Harvest Progress with Illinois Farmer Jim Raben

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its eighth season of Field Notes, a...

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September 21, 2018

Field Notes Checks Harvest Progress with Kansas Farmer Lowell Neitzel

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its eighth season of Field Notes, a...

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September 12, 2018

Corn Price Projections Fall on Forecast of Near-Record Production

The already record national average yield projections were raised even further this month to...

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September 7, 2018

Field Notes Checks Harvest Progress with Illinois Farmer Jim Raben

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its eighth season of Field Notes, a...

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August 30, 2018

Field Notes Gets Early Harvest Reports from Kansas Farmer Lowell Neitzel

This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its eighth season of Field Notes, a...

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March 29, 2018

USDA: Farmers Planting Fewer Corn Acres in 2018

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the Prospective Plantings report, indicating...

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March 6, 2018

NCGA Yield Contest’s Top Growers Offer Yield-Increasing Insights

The National Corn Growers Association released a video last week offering tips from perennial...

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October 13, 2017

It’s World Egg Day! - Get to Know USA Poultry & Egg Export Council President James Sumner

Consuming more than 5 billion bushels annually, the animal feed industry is the #1 customer of...

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November 30, 2016

National Corn Growers Association Welcomes Court Ruling on Seed Protection Case

In a win for farmers’ rights to use proven-safe technology, the U.S. District Court for the...

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October 13, 2016

Growing Exports Offer Bright Spot in USDA Corn Production Report

Corn production is forecast at 15.057 billion bushels, down 36 million from last month,...

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