Disappointed in EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Dan Agri-Business, Corn, Field Crops, Legislative, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), WOTUS Act

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) expressed disappointment with the revised Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule (.pdf) that was issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. corn growers are disappointed by EPA’s revised “Waters of the U. S. (WOTUS) rule,” said NCGA President Tom Haag. “The agency failed to open the process to …


Many Agricultural Groups Commend SCOTUS Ruling on WOTUS

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Beef, Cattle, Corn, Dairy, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Legislative, Livestock, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation, Water, WOTUS Act

Many agricultural groups are applauding the U.S. Supreme Court for their ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock issued the following statement: “All of agriculture has been waiting for this ruling on defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Court stated that the wetland under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) must have ‘a continuous …

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Corn Growers Praise Biden Officials for Stance on Biotech Corn

Dan Agri-Business, Biotechnology, Corn, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), This Land of Ours, Trade

Some national praise from the National Corn Growers Association. That’s Coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) praised the Biden administration for issuing an official rejection of a recent proposed compromise from Mexico on biotech corn imports into the country. The development came during a meeting between Mexican officials and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s …

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USDA Lowers Expected U.S. Corn Exports, Raises Ending Stocks

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their December World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, which shows most U.S. grain and oilseeds estimates were unchanged from the previous month. Citing slow sales and shipments through early December and competition from other exporters, the USDA lowered corn exports for the 2022/23 marketing year by 75 million bushels resulting in an …

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Agriculture Groups Applaud Passage of Bill that Blocks Rail Strike

Dan Agri-Business, Legislative, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Regulation

(NCGA/December 1, 2022) — The Senate voted 80-15 to pass a bill that would head off a potential rail strike that could have disrupted the movement of grain and input shipments. The vote comes a day after the House approved similar legislation. The National Corn Growers Association applauded the development. “We are extremely relieved that Congress took action to head …


Congressional Vote on Rail Strike a Welcome Development

Dan Corn, Economy, Legislative, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Regulation

(NCGA/November 30, 2022) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted to block a national rail strike that would have dire consequences for the nation’s economy. The vote comes as the country continues to struggle with supply-side issues and problems with key transportation hubs, including low-water levels along the Mississippi River. The National Corn Growers Association said the vote was a …


NCGA Calls on Farmers to Contact EPA Regarding Atrazine

Dan Corn, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging growers to join its call-to-action and submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’ (EPA) on the important role atrazine plays in their work. The call-to-action was launched back in July as EPA began revising its registration for atrazine. But the deadline to submit comments is Friday, October 7. EPA is proposing a level of …