NCGA Urging Innovators To Consider Corn

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Audio, biobased, Contest, Corn, NCGA

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and innovation facilitator NineSigma recently announced the launch of The Consider Corn Challenge, a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Corn production in the United States has increased from 105.5 million metric tons in 1970 to 345.5 …

Ag Group, Audio, biobased, Contest, Corn, NCGA

Iowa Races Spotlight Corn and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, NASCAR

The Iowa Speedway hosts two racing events this summer that put corn and ethanol in the spotlight on the track. The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is coming up Saturday, June 24. This is the fifth consecutive year of the American Ethanol partnership and the fourth consecutive year with Enogen at Iowa Speedway. Enogen corn …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, NASCAR

Trump’s Commitment to Infrastructure Pleases Ag Groups

Cindy Zimmerman ASA, Audio, Corn, Government, NCGA

Farmers were among those who joined President Trump last week in Cincinnati to highlight the economic importance of the inland waterways system and the need to invest in upgrades to the locks and dams. “Roughly 60 percent of the United States grain exports travel down these waterways to the Gulf,” said Trump in his remarks. Upgrading the inland waterways infrastructure …

ASA, Audio, Corn, Government, NCGA

E15 Goes on Summer Break

Cindy Zimmerman Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA

It’s June 1st, which means the kids are out of school, the pools are open, and E15 pumps in two-thirds of the nation are shutting down. Today marks the official beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “summer ozone control season,” and according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is the result of “an arbitrary, decades-old EPA regulation that protects …

Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA

Iowa Gov and Ag Groups to Make China Trip

Cindy Zimmerman Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Beef, Corn, Ethanol, Pork, Soybean

Iowa’s new governor and the state’s agricultural organizations miss Terry Branstad so much that they are already planning a trip to see him in China. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will lead an all-Iowa agriculture trade mission to China July 19-28 with representatives from the state’s corn, pork, soy, beef, egg, poultry, dairy and turkey industries. The trip marks the first …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Beef, Corn, Ethanol, Pork, Soybean

American Ethanol Driver Earns NASCAR Win

Cindy Zimmerman Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR

The No. 3 Chevrolet owned by Austin Dillon’s grandfather, Richard Childress, returned to Victory Lane during the Coca-Cola 600 for the first time since the late Dale Earnhardt won his last race on Oct. 15, 2000 at Talladega. It was the first career Monster Energy Series win for Dillon, who races the No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/AAA Chevrolet SS team car, …

Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR

USTR Moves Forward with NAFTA Renegotiation

Cindy Zimmerman AFBF, Corn, NCGA, NFU, Trade, USDA

Just days after being sworn in as United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “Today, President Trump fulfilled one of his key promises to the American people. For years, politicians have called for the renegotiation of this agreement, but President Trump is the first to follow …

AFBF, Corn, NCGA, NFU, Trade, USDA

Soil Health Institute Announces Action Plan

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Conservation, Corn, NCGA, Soil

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today unveiled the “Enriching Soil, Enhancing Life” Soil Health Action Plan during a National Press Club event. “This is an exciting time to be working in soil health,” said SHI president and CEO Wayne Honeycutt. “The action plan identifies critical goals and priorities. It helps identify key gaps in our knowledge and implementation…and we’ve identified …

Audio, Conservation, Corn, NCGA, Soil

Nebraska Governor Praises Grain Trade with Mexico

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Grains, NCGA, Trade, USGC

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts asked grain industry officials from Mexico and the United States join him Tuesday for a press conference to highlight the importance of Mexico to U.S. agriculture and how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has benefited both countries. “Bilateral trade with Mexico has helped grow agriculture in our state over the years,” said Governor Ricketts. …

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