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NCGA Leaders Fly-In to Washington

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

(NCGA) — NCGA State Executives, representing eleven state associations travelled to Washington, D.C. this week to urge members of Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and continue the education effort on NCGA’s Low Carbon/High Octane proposal. The State Executives also pressed lawmakers to use their influence with President Trump regarding potential Administrative actions to mitigate the effects of RFS waivers. …

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Corn Growers Support Cattlemen’s Education

Dan Cattle, Corn, Education

A partnership between the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was developed to provide resources to NCBA state and breed affiliates through a grant, allowing them to extend outstanding educational experiences locally. The mission of the new Cattlemen’s Education Series (CES) is to provide cutting-edge information to beef producers that contributes to increased knowledge, profitability and sustainability. With …

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NCGA: Trade Aid Comes up Short

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Trade

The National Corn Growers Association says the second round of trade aid payments provide virtually no relief. According to NCGA the payments, released by the White House last week, sets the payment rate for corn at just one cent per bushel, despite the fact that corn farmers have suffered an average 44 cent per bushel loss since tariffs were first …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 Welcomes Administration Support for High Octane Fuels

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation are recognizing the benefits of high octane fuels, such as a mid-level ethanol blend, in their SAFE Vehicles rule. That is potentially very good news for corn farmers. The agencies specifically requested comments on how EPA, “could support the production and use of higher octane gasoline” in order to support fuel …