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September 27, 2022

NCGA Calls on Farmers to Contact EPA Regarding Atrazine

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging growers to join its call-to-action...

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August 2, 2022

EP. 37 - UAN Fertilizer Tariffs Rejected by the International Trade Commission: A Big Win for Growers

Two key players who argued their case on behalf of NCGA discuss the win and what it means for...

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July 28, 2022

Winning in the Margins

Growing up, I often fantasized about winning those little league games in dramatic style, with a...

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July 27, 2022

Opinion: Farming with one hand tied behind our backs?

Agri-Pulse July 26, 2022   The world is facing serious food and energy shortages as an...

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July 22, 2022

NCGA Launches Call-to-Action to Protect Atrazine

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has launched a call-to-action asking advocates to...

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July 18, 2022

International Trade Commission Rejects Fertilizer Duties in Win for Farmers

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today against imposing tariffs on nitrogen...

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July 14, 2022

Corn Growers, Working to Feed and Fuel the World, Call on Biden Administration for Help with Skyrocketing Input costs, Burdensome Regulations

As farmers work to feed and fuel the world, filling the void left by the war in Ukraine,...

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July 5, 2022

A New Tool for Your BMP Toolbelt!

  NCGA has a new tool for growers: the Corn Rootworm Risk Tool. This calculator allows farmers...

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June 30, 2022

NCGA Expresses Disappointment in EPA’s Revision to Atrazine’s Registration

A Move that Could Restrict Access to a Critical Crop Protection Tool   The U.S. Environmental...

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June 29, 2022

As NCGA Raises Alarms about Tariffs, Court of International Trade Begins Asking Tough Questions of Fertilizer Companies

Fertilizer companies have been under scrutiny this week as the Court of International Trade...

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June 23, 2022

Farmers Can’t Farm with One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs, NCGA Says After Ruling on Fertilizers

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final determination this week, saying that urea...

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June 13, 2022

Take Action This Season with Resistance BMPs

This year marks the fifth observation of PEST (Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics) Week—June 13...

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March 29, 2022

Growers Welcome EPA Decision on Enlist, Hope for Continued Progress and Lessons Learned

Grower groups including the American Soybean Association, American Farm Bureau Federation,

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March 28, 2022

NCGA National Yield Entrants Share Tips in New Video

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) released a video offering tips from perennial...

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March 21, 2022

2022 World of Corn Is Ready to Explore

U.S. corn farmers raised the bar in 2021, setting a new record-high national average yield. To...

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March 10, 2022

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Provide Relief on Fertilizer Tariffs

Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D., and Rep. Tracey Mann introduced the Emergency Relief from Duties...

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February 1, 2022

Safeguarding Production Technologies and Practices for 2022

Taking a close look at and defending the inputs used to grow corn every year will be an...

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January 12, 2022

New Economic Analysis Has Farmers Raising Concerns about Looming Tariffs on Nitrogen Fertilizers

A new economic analysis released today by researchers at Texas A&M University has corn growers...

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November 23, 2021

As U.S. Court of International Trade Says It Will Review Amicus Brief on Fertilizer Tariffs, Farmers Call on Companies to Withdraw Petitions for Levies

The U.S. Court of International Trade this week said that it will review an amicus brief...

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November 19, 2021

Op-Ed: American Farmers Face Crippling Prices at the Hands of Fertilizer Oligopoly

Op-Ed published Nov. 16, 2021 | Farm Journal AgWeb   The following op-ed was written by Jon...

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November 16, 2021

NCGA: EPA Didn’t Use Best Available Data in Popular Herbicides Used by Farmers

NCGA said today that the EPA did not use the best available science and data in the recently...

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October 25, 2021

Winning Innovators Announced in the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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October 4, 2021

Research and Resources to Aid in the Fight Against Tar Spot

Growers across the country are reporting unprecedented incidences of tar spot this harvest...

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September 2, 2021

USDA Approves Crop Insurance Option for Corn Growers Who ‘Split-Apply’ Nitrogen

In response to an announcement today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it will...

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June 28, 2021

It’s Time to “Take Action” during PEST Week!

This year marks the fourth observation of PEST (Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics) Week, which...

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May 4, 2021

NCGA to Farmers: Accept the Challenge 2021

With entry for the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest now open,...

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April 21, 2021

2021 Awardees Named for Aflatoxin Mitigation Competitive Grant Program

The National Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce that seven applicants have been...

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March 24, 2021

Next Gen Fertilizer Challenge Recipients Identified for Phase Two Trials

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), along with the International Fertilizer Development...

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March 11, 2021

Take Action Program Offers Farmers Herbicide Resistance Management Tools

#Plant21 is just around the corner for many, and already in progress for some, and the...

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December 14, 2020

Corn Yield Contest Reflects Resilience of Corn and Farmers Who Grow It

U.S. farmers not only planted and harvested a large crop successfully in 2020, but they also...

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November 25, 2020

Last Call! Harvest Results Deadline Right Around the Corner

Time is running out to submit harvest results for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) 

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November 23, 2020

Illinois Field Notes

“Harvest turned out fairly well this year. Both our corn and soybean yields were above average....

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November 23, 2020

NCGA and Checkoff Support FFAR Grant to Address Corn Tar Spot

In 2018, an epidemic of corn tar spot plagued corn growers from Florida to Michigan. This plant...

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November 16, 2020

Ohio Field Notes

  “We have a rain delay today with half of the corn left to harvest. Soybean harvest is...

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November 5, 2020

Harvest Results Deadline Approaching for 2020 Corn Yield Contest

The 56th installment of the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) National Corn Yield...

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November 2, 2020

Nebraska Field Notes

  “Snow slowed us down a bit this week, but we will be done quickly once we get back in the...

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October 26, 2020

Missouri and Kansas Field Notes

  “Our corn crop is good this year. Yields so far are above to well above average.   This...

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October 19, 2020

North Dakota and Minnesota Field Notes

  “The next five days will be even more interesting than the last. Forecasts call for one to...

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October 13, 2020

Illinois and Ohio Field Notes

“We have about 800 acres of corn left to harvest and, from what we are seeing, yields range...

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October 7, 2020

Aflatoxin Mitigation Grant Program Accepting Research Applications

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announces a new round of research grants to help...

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October 5, 2020

Nebraska and Kansas Field Notes

  “We are done with soybean harvest and planting cover crops on old bean ground. Next, we’re...

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September 28, 2020

Missouri and Iowa Field Notes

“Harvest is going well in terms of the corn yields we’re seeing. The moisture content is still...

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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

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 12, 2020

NCGA Sponsoring Farm Journal Webinar – America’s Farmers Carrying On: How Commodities are Adapting in a Pandemic World

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is partnering with Farm Journal, the Cattlemen’s...

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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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February 4, 2020

NCGA’s Annual Report Reflects On Significant Wins Amidst Challenging Times

The National Corn Growers Association’s Ann ual Report for the 2019 fiscal year is now available...

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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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