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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 …

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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.” …

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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 …

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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 …

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Commodity Classic Attendance Tops 8,000

Dan Industry News Release

Attendance to the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California topped 8,000 guests. Convention organizers say included in the preliminary number of 8,055 registered in Anaheim were a record number of non-exhibitor first-time attendees, at 1,553. More than 3,600 farmers from across the nation and beyond attended the event, along with more than 150 media representatives. The event featured more than …

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NCGA Responds to Cruz Speech on RFS

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), in response to Senator Cruz’s remarks during the Philadelphia refinery (PES) town hall. “While most refiners are reporting double digit profit increases, Philadelphia Energy Solutions has filed for bankruptcy protection because its investors put their interests ahead of their workers’ interests. …