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

Sustainability and Modern Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association, Darrin Ihnen of Hurley, S.D., is the star of a new video on the subject of increasing sustainability in agriculture that debuted Oct. 3 on the television program This Week in Agribusiness. The short video features Darrin and other family farmers telling the story of how better management and modern technology …

Corn, Farming, NCGA, Sustainability

NCGA Launches Markets Now Member Benefit

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s another reason to be a member of the National Corn Growers Association. Now you can get your markets on your mobile phone as a new member benefit. Our friends at Commodity Update who also make AgWired Mobile possible are powering the new service. You can find out more on the NCGA website. The National Corn Growers Association announced the …

Ag Group, Markets, NCGA

NCGA Adds Two To Communications Team

Chuck Zimmerman

Let’s welcome these newcomers to the National Corn Growers Association. They are (l-r) Cathryn Wojcicki Dixson and Susan Powers. The National Corn Growers Association has added two new managers, each with agriculture marketing experience, to fill vacant positions on its award-winning communications team as it works to promote the image of corn farmers and the importance of U.S. corn and …

Ag Group, NCGA

Carbon and Land Use Models Being Discussed

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you understand things like indirect land use when it comes to regulations via departments like the EPA due to the RFS? Me either. And I’ve sat in on conferences and discussions and interviews on the subject for a while now. That’s because an issue like indirect land use involves predicting the future based on certain assumptions that may or …

Ag Group, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Government, NCGA

NCGA Talking Land Use

Chuck Zimmerman

The NCGA Land Use and Carbon Impacts of Corn-Based Ethanol Conference is underway here at the Renaissance hotel by the St. Louis airport. This is our first panel discussion on “Emission Factors and Land Use Change Modeling” which is being moderated by Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association. We’re talking some very involved talks on things like Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis, …

Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Environment, NCGA

Register Now for NCGA’s Land Use Conference

Joanna Schroeder

The first ever Land Use Conference is fast approaching and you don’t want to miss it. Hosted by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the conference will be in St. Louis on August 25-26th. This is perfect for those people in agriculture who are interested to learn how indirect land use policy will affect their businesses. In addition, academics and …

Audio, Corn, NCGA

Corn Grower Conference to Focus on Land Use

Cindy Zimmerman

If you are concerned about the indirect land use change (ILUC) issue, you should plan to attend the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Ethanol Land Use Conference in St. Louis on August 25-26. Registrants can participate in a myriad of topical sessions including land use change, nitrous oxide, new technologies and their effect on greenhouse gas emissions, domestic and international …

Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Corn Growers Work With Grains Council

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders from the National Corn Growers Association were among those in attendance at the U.S. Grains Council delegates meeting this week in San Diego, including First Vice President Darrin Ihnen of South Dakota and Chairman Ron Litterer from Iowa. I talked to Darrin about a number of topics, including how NCGA works with USGC. “We work very well together,” Darrin …

Audio, Corn, NCGA, USGC

Ken Colombini New Director of Communications for NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman

He’s become a master Twitterist and blogger. He’s Ken Colombini, the new Director of Communications for the National Corn Growers Association. Please join us in welcoming Ken to his new position. “Ken has been a valuable member of the award-winning NCGA Communications team during the past two years,” said NCGA Vice President for Marketing Fred Stemme. “He has a great …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA