Promoting Ethanol in Iowa

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s ethanol promotion time in Iowa and things are in full gear starting with this afternoon’s pump promotion at the Kum & Go in West Des Moines. I’ll be off to one taking place at a HyVee right near here (I’m working in Panera Bread at the moment) in just a little while. I got a few laughs today in …

Corn, EPIC, Ethanol, General

Iowa Corn Fueling IRL Race

Chuck Zimmerman

I saw a lot of this driving north into Iowa this afternoon. I’m in early to get ready for all the activities leading up to this weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250. I think it’s going to be one big corn growers tailgate party. What do you think? I know I got invited to one just today that wasn’t on my …

Corn, Ethanol

Bob Dickey is NCGA First VP

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association got some work done at their board meeting in Kansas City this week. It included electing Bob Dickey of Laurel, NE, as its next first vice president. “It is a real honor for me to serve on the NCGA Corn Board, and I’m humbled that my fellow members have elected me to an officer position,” …

Ag Group, Corn

Corn Talking on Sky Radio

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association is using a new mechanism to help educate people about farming. It’s called Sky Radio. You can listen to it here (mp3 file). The next time you’re on an airplane, you may be in for a little “shop talk” about corn. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is taking its environmental/stewardship message to the “skyways” …

Ag Group, Corn

Is It The iCorn

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m not sure they would call it the iCorn. But a phone that’s made from corn is cool. Actually this story on Mobiledia says that NEC has developed a plastic made from corn that will be used in phones and computers. NEC Corporation has developed a corn-based bioplastic that conducts heat faster than stainless steel, and it aims to mass-produce …

Corn

It’s Corn Month in Missouri

Chuck Zimmerman

In case you didn’t know it, April is Corn Month in Missouri. The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council has PSA’s made. You can listen to one of them here (60 sec. MP3):corn-month-psa.mp3 Last week Governor Matt Blunt signed a proclamation celebrating this great grain and the important role Missouri’s corn farmers play in our daily lives. With the hustle and bustle …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, MCGA

Corn Crop Will Be Big

Chuck Zimmerman

Everyone seems to want to know how much corn is going to be planted and what it’s going to be used for. Farm Futures has their producer planting intention survey results out and they say it’s going to be a big one. Thank you ethanol and prices. Farm Futures estimates corn plantings at 88.4 million acres, up 13% from last …

Corn, Publication

RSS Feeds From NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association just announced that they are now using RSS to distribute information. Just use this link to subscribe like I did with my NewsGator Outlook plugin. Why don’t we see more of this? It’s good for getting information to members and the media. Sure, not all farmers know how to use RSS. Not all of them …

Ag Group, Corn, RSS