Sustainable Definitions

Chuck Zimmerman

Can you define sustainability? Neither can I. But that was the first task of the panel discussion of commodity group leaders this morning at Commodity Classic. Moderated by Mark Mayfield, the panel discussed what sustainability means to them. Panelists included: Darrin Ihnen, President, NCGA, Rob Joslin, President, ASA, Karl Scronce, President, NAWG and Gerald Simonsen, Chairman, NSP. You’ll hear the …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Sustainability, Wheat

NCGA President Takes The Stage

Chuck Zimmerman

South Dakota Corn Grower, Darrin Ihnen, President of the National Corn Growers Association, took the general session stage this morning with session moderator Mark Mayfield. Mark had a list of questions for each of the commodity group leaders. With Darrin he started out talking about ethanol. Darrin talked about what the corn growers are doing in this area including pushing …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA

Off The Cob With Cathyrn Wojcicki Dixson

Chuck Zimmerman

Joining the ranks of the Farm Podcasters is Cathryn Wojcicki Dixson, NCGA Communications Manager. I met Cathryn here at Commodity Classic and talked with her about her job and the new audio program she’s producing for NCGA. The program is called “Off The Cob.” Welcome to “Off the Cob”, an original podcast series produced by the National Corn Growers Association. …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Podcasts

Media Room Leaders

Chuck Zimmerman

The guys who are overseeing the media room again this year are Bob Callanan, American Soybean Association (l) and Ken Colombini, National Corn Growers Association. I talked them into posing for me this morning with our media room sponsor sign. Thank you New Holland! The media are starting to trickle in as we get closer to the official kickoff of …

ASA, Commodity Classic, NCGA

Getting in the Mood for Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

We are getting ready to head out to Anaheim next week for the 2010 Commodity Classic and I got in the mood this week by attending the Missouri Corn Growers Association annual meeting in Jefferson City where I interviewed two of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) leaders. On the left is Mike Geske, former president of the Missouri Corn …

Audio, Corn, NCGA

10 out of 24 Corn Yield Contest Winners Use Headline

Cindy Zimmerman

You know, it’s kind of like “4 out of 5 doctors recommend” – 10 out of 24 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest winners used BASF Headline fungicide on their contest plots last year. According to BASF, contest winner David Hula, of Renwood Farms in Charles City, Virginia said Headline really helps him with plant health. “In …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA

USGC Is International Marketing Partner for NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the founding members of the U.S. Grains Council is the National Corn Growers Association. Attending the USGC International Marketing Conference is NCGA CEO Rick Tolman, seen here addressing one of the meetings. Rick, who worked for USGC for many years, says that NCGA considers the Grains Council their international trade partner. The two organizations have a very strong …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, NCGA, Uncategorized

Ag and Biofuels Industry React to Renewable Fuel Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

Organizations representing both biofuels and agriculture are pretty happy overall with EPA’s release of final rules for the implementation of the second phase of the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS2. “We’re pleased the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that corn ethanol provides a distinct advantage over conventional gasoline when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, with a reduction of more …

AFBF, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, Government, NCGA

NCGA Says Cap and Trade Will Hurt Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

After a detailed analysis, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has come out in opposition to the House version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act HR 2454, better known “cap and trade” legislation. “Since the passage of this bill by the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2009, the National Corn Growers Association has maintained a neutral position …

Climate Change, Corn, Environment, NCGA

Off The Cob Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association has just started a new podcast series. Welcome to “Off the Cob”, an original podcast series produced by the National Corn Growers Association. This series features interviews with grower-leaders on hot topics in agriculture and will expand media options for those wishing to further their knowledge of the industry. The first piece looks at the …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, NCGA, Podcasts