The National Corn Growers Association is familiar to just about everyone in agriculture but how many of you know how their marketing department works? To find out what they do there in St. Louis I dropped in and spoke with NCGA Vice President of Marketing, Fred Stemme. Fred used to work here in mid Missouri for the Missouri Corn Growers Association before getting his job with the national organization.
Peggy Bellar is welcome to submit photos for me to use on AgWired anytime. She’s a winner once again.
Biofuels are continuing to be a hot topic in agriculture so I’m glad to have a ZimmCast for you this week on how a company is working to make ethanol plants more efficient and offering a new corn hybrid to growers that will produce a premium product tailored for ethanol production.
The National Corn Growers Association has announced the winners in their annual National Corn Yield Contest.
You know what this means? Bragging rights. Who had the best yielding varieties. In fact, the releases are already coming out. Here’s some details from NCGA.
BASF just announced (pdf) that their Status herbicide has received EPA registration.
Iowa Corn just picked Morgan & Myers to handle their account from their Waterloo office. They’ll be taking care of membership retention; government, research and business development; and market development, which includes ethanol. Iowa Corn is the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Corn Growers Association.
If you had asked me a week ago what Bio-PDO is I wouldn’t have a clue. However, after helping distribute a news release for Pioneer this morning I now know that it’s a bio product made from corn and like a lot of biotechnology, it’s helping us reduce our dependence on oil while helping American farmers. Commercial production of Bio-PDO™ …
I did lots of miles through the corn and soybean fields today. I had meetings in Des Moines and then it was on to Cedar Falls. Along the way a little while ago as it was getting dark you could see lots of this going on.
The National Corn Growers Association is looking for a few good leaders. Do you think you’ve got the right stuff? Know someone who does?
Corn has many uses, as well all know but a new up and growing industry is the corn burning stoves. My grandparents have one, and I know of a few others and they are very economical, energy sufficient, and effective.