The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) awarded three of its members with its inaugural “Corn Advocate of the Year” award at this year’s Corn Congress, held in Washington, D.C. Recipients include Andy Jobman of Gothenburg, Neb.; Matt Mulch of Burlington, Colo.; and Jolene Riessen of Ida Grove, Iowa.
“Advocacy continues to move the ball down the field for us and its importance to this organization and our policy priorities can’t be overstated,” said NCGA President Tom Haag. “In 2023 alone, it helped us move the United States Trade Representative to issue a dispute settlement under USMCA against Mexico’s decree banning biotech corn; it helped us secure E15 through the summer driving months; and it helped us keep e-RINS out of the RFS volume proposal for 2023-2025.”
NCGA members are chosen for the honor based on several factors, including their participation rate in calls-to-action, their involvement in NCGA leadership development opportunities, membership in the association’s PAC and their engagement with Capitol Hill.
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