The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says growing demand continues to be a big priority for farmers.
“The crop is bigger than we’ve seen before, we just keep being able to produce these records,” said Wesley Spurlock, a corn farmer from Texas who just took over as NCGA president at the beginning of October. “Demand is what we’re working on. It’s demand, demand and more demand.”
And increasing demand for U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products is what the Renewable Fuels Association and U.S. Grains Council were doing with the Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. “We really appreciate the work they do,” said Sprulock, noting that there were some 200 international buyers and end users from 35 countries at the event. “They’ve got small rooms set up so buyers and sellers can get together … for them to be able to communicate together is amazing.”
“We know we have the ability to produce these crops, so we have to be able to move them,” Spurlock said. “We need these exports healthy.”
Listen to my interview with Wesley here: Interview with Wesley Spurlock, NCGA president