NCGA Welcomes Year-Round E15

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Lynn Chrisp praised an announcement from President Trump, setting the necessary regulatory steps in motion to allow for year-round sales of E15. “Corn farmers across the country have been advocating for year-round sales of higher ethanol blends like E15 to help grow demand, provide consumers with more options at the pump and improve economic …


EPA RFS Waiver Website Doesn’t Include Justification

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

A new website by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t satisfy all sides of the hardship waiver issue under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The National Corn Growers Association called the website a “good place to start,” but says there is “a lot of questions left unanswered.” The EPA launched the website last week, as acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler …


NCGA Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill Before Heading Home

Dan Corn, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), called on leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to put partisan differences aside and find common ground on a farm bill that can be signed into law before the current bill expires September 30. In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and …


NCGA Names Doggett as CEO

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced Jon Doggett as the organization next CEO, taking the place of Chris Novak. Doggett is the fifth CEO in the organization’s 61-year history. The change is effective immediately. He has served as interim CEO since August first when Novak left for CropLife America. Doggett has also served as executive vice president of the …


NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Won’t Make Up for Lost Markets

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Trade

In response to the Department of Agriculture’s tariff mitigation package, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the plan “won’t make up for lost markets.” The organization reiterated its call for the Administration to rescind tariffs, secure trade agreements and allow for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol; “no-cost actions that would allow for the marketplace to drive demand.” …


NCGA Seeking Good Steward Nominations

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association “Good Steward” nomination deadline is fast approaching, Monday, August 6th. NCGA is asking for nominations of someone who is “doing a stellar job on their farm of demonstrating the economic and conservation value of soil management.” This year anyone can nominate a candidate for recognition if they are a corn grower member of the association. …

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Doggett Named Corn Growers Interim CEO

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers selected Jon Doggett, the current NCGA Executive Vice President, as their new interim CEO. He’ll start the new duties August 1, after the departure of current CEO Chris Novak. Doggett has been in the EVP role since 2014. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Public Policy and continues to manage the NCGA’s 11-person …


Ethanol Coalition Sues EPA Over Secretive RFS Waivers

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

An ethanol coalition has filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The Renewable Fuels Association, the Advanced Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers, and the National Farmers Union are suing the EPA to challenge several waivers to the Renewable Fuels Standard, given out in secret to several profitable refineries. The …