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 …


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

On the Air in the Hallway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Missouri Corn Growers Association held a seminar last week in conjunction with their annual meeting on “Profiting in the New Paradigm – Feed and Fuel Security.” The focus was on how corn growers and livestock producers can work together to produce ethanol and still feed cows and pigs and chickens at a reasonable price. One of the speakers was …

Corn, Ethanol, Livestock, NAFB

Chopping Corn Heads From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has some big machinery on display here and one of the biggest is a 9560 STS Bullet Rotor Combine. On hand to talk about it is Ron Moron (right), product specialist for John Deere. I talked with John this morning and learned what the product offers growers who are becoming more interested in how to make their corn …

Audio, Corn, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta