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

Mark Lambert Joins Staff at National Corn Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s official now. Our good buddy Mark Lambert is a Senior Communications Manager for the National Corn Growers Association. The picture is him hard at work during the recent NAFB Washington Watch program. “Mark is such a valuable addition to our NCGA communications team. We are delighted to have him join the NCGA team,” said NCGA Communications Director Nancy Bunker …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA

Legislative Issues For Corn Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

There are two big issues for corn growers this year in Washington, DC, climate change and higher blends for ethanol. I spoke with two representatives of the National Corn Growers Association at NAFB’s Washington Watch Issues Forum about them. Unlike the weather, not only is everybody talking about climate change, but they are trying to do something about it – …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, NAFB Washington Watch, NCGA