Lots of Reaction to TPP

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Seems like everyone has something to say about the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement reached by negotiators meeting in Atlanta for more than five days, even though few details have been released. U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman does say that agriculture is a big winner under the agreement. “Tariffs will either be eliminated or greatly reduced or quotas will be significantly …

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Staff Changes at NCGA

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has made some staffing realignments to place a renewed emphasis on demand under the newly created Market Development Department. The Market Development team adds two new members from current staff as Max Starbuck and Susan Powers join that department. In his new role, Starbuck will serve as Director of Market Development and focus on …

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Corn Growers Thank Boehner for his Leadership

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Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 30, 2015. The National Corn Growers Association thanked Boehner for being a friend to agriculture, with NCGA President Chip Bowling saying: “We are grateful for Speaker Boehner’s leadership in so many areas, including service on the House Agriculture Committee, and his work for a more transparent and productive …

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NCGA, BASF Team Up for Ag Scholarships

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and BASF Corporation are teaming up to hand out ag scholarships. This news release from NCGA says they are now accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2016-17 school year. “The future of agriculture as an industry depends …

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Elliott Steps Down From NCGA Board

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Rob Elliott of Illinois has decided to step down from the NCGA Corn Board, effective September 30. “My last 15 years as an active ‘corn guy’ have been very rewarding for me,” Elliott said. “I am proud to have been a part of my corn organizations in Illinois and on the national level …

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Farmland Brings Ag Lessons to College Students

John Davis

School’s back in session, and the lessons of agriculture are being brought to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities in the form of the movie Farmland. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the movie, produced with the generous support of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding affiliate, will …


EPA Chief Talks WOTUS with Corn Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

Speaking to members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) meeting in Washington DC this week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy defended her agency’s Clean Water Rule, better known as WOTUS or Waters of the US. “With more extreme weather across the country it’s more important than ever that we protect our water resources,” said McCarthy. “This is why …

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Corn Growers on the Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the National Corn Growers Association have been on Capitol Hill this week talking about issues important to them, especially the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More than 300 corn farmers joined members of Congress and ethanol industry leaders at a rally Wednesday calling attention to the proposed cutting of the RFS` for corn ethanol by 3.75 billion gallons through …

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