The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Pam Johnson of Iowa and First Vice President Martin Barbre in his home state of Illinois were visiting with farmers and the media at the Farm Progress Show this week.
The farm bill is still a big concern for the corn growers and Pam says they are “not waiting very patiently anymore” for Congress to get the job done. They are strongly encouraging all members to contact their representatives during this August recess and urge them to make some real progress during the few days they are in session during September.
When it comes to membership, NCGA is now over 40,000 strong, which is a lot of voices that can make a big difference. “Our association has shown membership growth every year for the past 15 years,” Martin said. “Makes us feel like we’re really doing our job, really promoting the policy that the members create and making it happen.”
Pam and Martin also talk about the Renewable Fuel Standard, trade, WRDA and biotechnology in the interview and press conference below.Interview with Pam Johnson and Martin Barbre Press conference with Pam Johnson and Martin Barbre Coverage of the 2013 Farm Progress show is sponsored by Bayer CropScience, Growmark and New Holland