Mary Hagan Joins NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

We welcome Mary Hagan who has been hired as the new Vice President of Communications for the National Corn Growers Association. “Mary has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing complex communication strategies with high profile agriculture and consumer products companies,” said NCGA Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak. “She excels at collaboratively leading teams in creating communications that drive …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA

NCGA Yield Contest Entry Now Open

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

#Plant16 is moving ahead and the National Corn Growers Association is getting their yearly National Corn Yield Contest underway as well.  Participants in this year’s contest can register now through June 30th to save on entry fees.  The early-bird fee is only $75, promising to save growers money for taking the time to register sooner rather than later. “We are …

Ag Group, Contest, Corn, NCGA

NCGA Launches Photo Contest

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is calling on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through photos in the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. This contest intends to help capture high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest, as well as the families that grow it. The contest is officially open, and interested …

Ag Group, Agronomy, Contest, Corn, NCGA

#Plant16 Progress Surges

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that corn planting continues to be ahead of the five-year average.  Last week results showed 30 percent of the total corn acres have been planted, numbers that exceed the average by 14 percentage points and ten percentage points ahead of where growers were just the week before. Missouri leads the way in corn planing, surpassing …

Agribusiness, Corn, Planting, USDA

Corn Prices Projected to Decrease

Kelly Marshall

While optimists hoped the increased demand for ethanol would help drive corn prices, the USDA reports say it won’t be enough to off-set other factors.  Demand estimates are lower by 24 million bushels of corn, and ending stocks are higher by 25 million bushels.  Production estimates remain unchanged from March. “U.S. corn farmers have indicated their intention to grow another …

Ag Group, Corn, Marketing, Markets, NCGA, USDA

I AM USFRA – Corn Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association was another one of the original organizations to help form the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and current CEO Chris Novak was with another founding group at the time, the National Pork Board. “I made a trip to St. Louis in 2010 and sat down with Rick Tolman who was CEO at NCGA prior …

Audio, Corn, NCGA, USFRA

Corn Up, Soybeans Down in #USDA Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944. …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, Markets, MGEX, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

NCGA Strategic Plan Focuses on a Sustainable Future

Kelly Marshall

The recent Commodity Classic in New Orleans was the site of the National Corn Growers Association finalization of a new strategic plan to create a vision of sustainably feeding and fueling the world’s growing population.  The plan addresses four major concerns heard throughout the agriculture industry: increase the demand, strengthen customer and consumer trust, enhance productivity and environmental sustainability, and striving …

Agribusiness, Corn, NCGA, Sustainability

Disappointment Over Senate GMO Labeling Vote

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite the best efforts of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Biotechnology Labeling Solutions Bill in a 48-49 vote today, blocking advancement of the legislation that would create a voluntary federal standard for labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients. Roberts expressed his disappointment at the inability to come to agreement on …

AFBF, Ag Group, Biotech, Corn, Food, GMO, Government, NCGA