This week, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President and Minnesota farmer Tom Haag held a news conference with the media to outline his goals for his year as president.
Haag told reporters, “This year is already shaping up to be a big one for America’s corn farmers. There’s the next farm bill, the Next Generation Fuels Act, and that’s barely scratching the surface.”
Haag acknowledged that there’s a lot of work to tackle in the year ahead. “I am focused on going all in for corn farmers and I can’t do it alone. It will take all of us to ensure our voice is heard in Washington D.C., while also increasing demand for our product. It’s hard to know what other issues could come our way, but I am ready to tackle them together.”
Haag answered questions from the media, which focused on the farm bill, ethanol, the Mexican ban on GM corn, and crop progress on his farm.
You can watch the news conference with the media here.