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

Corn Yield Contest Winners Annouced

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Yield Contest winners have been announced. It’s been a challenging growing season weather wise but yields have been great. The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 45th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. This year, NCGA has processed 6,960 entries – a 3.5 percent increase over 2008 (6,727 entries) and 41 percent increase …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA

Book Review – Power Trip

Joanna Schroeder

I went to bed last night thinking I should write an ode to oil. It would be partially flattering as some of my favorite things come from petroleum by-products, and partially lambasting as our addition to it has caused such harm. The fuel to my passion last night? The book “Power Trip“ by Amanda Little. Little traveled the country for …

Book Review, NCGA

Harvest is Making Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA reports that farmers took advantage of a dry week to get 17 percent of the corn out and 14 percent more soybeans harvested last week. The new crop progress report has the soybean harvest nearing average for this time of year at 89 percent, while corn remains about 35 percent behind normal at just 54 percent complete. North Dakota …

Audio, Corn, Farming, NCGA, USDA

Fighting Food Fright

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association is fighting back against food fright scare tactics with some of their own. The NCGA started a viral email with a Halloween theme and links to the two videos that address some of the top food fears. The email links to a couple of new videos from NCGA that are filled with facts about food …

Corn, NCGA

We Really Do Love Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

According to a new poll, we really do love farmers. A nationwide survey conducted for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) found broad public respect and trust for family farmers and support for corn as food, feed and fuel. Ninety-five percent of those polled find farmers to be trusted messengers on issues such as agriculture, corn products and ethanol – …

Corn, Farming, NCGA

Farming for Generations

Cindy Zimmerman

Yes, Virginia, there really are family farmers in the United States. The National Corn Growers Association wants the public to know that family farmers not only exist, but are the critical factor that make the nation’s number one industry the world leaders in production of safe and wholesome products. Polling shows that many Americans no longer understand agriculture in their …

Corn, Farming, NCGA, Video