Corn Congress Elects Five Growers to Corn Board

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The National Corn Growers Association‘s Corn Congress elected five new farmers to serve on the Corn Board this week.  The new board members will begin their terms on October 1; the start of the NCGA’s fiscal year.  New members are: Chris Edgington of Iowa, Don Glenn of Alabama, Tom Haag of Minnesota and John Linder of Ohio. A current board member, …

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Senator Donnelly Receives NCGA President’s Award

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U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has earned the President’s Award by the National Corn Growers Association.  Chip Bowling, president of NCGA, explains that the honor is given to leaders who strive to advance important issues to corn farmers and agriculture. “Senator Donnelly is a true advocate for farmers in Indiana and throughout the country,” said Bowling. “He is one of …

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NCGA, ASA Submit Comments On Proposed 2017 #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The comment period for the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs), or the amount of renewable fuels to be blended in the U.S. gasoline supply as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2017 came to close on July 11, 2016. While the fuel volumes for first generation biofuels, that includes corn-based ethanol, were slightly higher than for 2016, at …

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Senate Vote on #GMO Labeling Expected This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate is scheduled to vote to limit debate on the GMO labeling compromise from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow this week and agricultural organizations are urging their members to contact their senators about it. If the vote for cloture achieves 60 votes tomorrow after the Senate returns from the Independence Day recess the …

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Industry Pleased with #GMO Labeling Compromise

Cindy Zimmerman

Leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday announced a bipartisan compromise on GMO labeling legislation in advance of the pending implementation of a state law in Vermont. “Our marketplace – both consumers and producers – needs a national biotechnology standard to avoid chaos in interstate commerce,” said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) about the compromise reached with Ranking …

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NCGA Elects Kevin Skunes

Kelly Marshall

Kevin Skunes will step up as the National Corn Growers Association first vice president on Oct. 1.  Skunes currently serves as board liaison to the Grower Service Action Team and representative to the National Pork Producers Council, and has previously been on the Corn Board, the Association Relations Committee and the Finance Committee. “I am deeply honored that my colleagues …

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NCGA Takes Farmers to Trade School

Lizzy Schultz

Last week’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Trade School brought more than 50 farmers, ranchers and representatives of state agriculture associations to Washington in order to deepen their knowledge about trade issues and drum up support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill. “Trade policy has a significant impact on me as a farmer. The success of my business …

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#Corn and #Soy Groups Back #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

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#Biofuel Supporters Rally for Higher Blends at Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 120 biofuels advocates spoke out today at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) field hearing on proposed 2017 targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and several high profile supporters spoke at a Fuels America press conference. Among the supporters was Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts. “A strong RFS means more jobs here at home, greater energy security, and a cleaner …

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Get Corny with #CUTC16

Chuck Zimmerman

Corn technology might conjure up many different ideas in your mind. Think ethanol, feed for animals, boiled corn for the table and much more. Follow along this week as I attend the Corn Utilization Technology Conference and we’re going to learn about a lot more than that. Session topics at the CUTC will cover wet and drying milling technology, traits/breeding/biotechnology, …

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