animal

Animal Ag Organizations Launch Protein PACT

Dan Cattle, Livestock, Pork, Regulation

U.S. animal agriculture groups Monday announced the Protein PACT. The coalition is the first joint initiative designed to accelerate momentum and verify progress toward global sustainable development goals across the animal protein sector. The Protein PACT was submitted to the UN Food Systems Summit as a sustainability game changer, and sustainable livestock and poultry production will be featured in a …

beef

Recognizing the Importance of the Beef Cattle Industry to Corn

Dan Beef, Cattle, Corn

May is National Beef Month, and according to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) there’s no better way to celebrate than to recognize their largest animal ag customer and throw a sirloin on the grill this holiday weekend. According to NCGA, one out of four bushels of added corn demand is due to beef and pork exports. With such demand, NCGA recognizes the …

crappie masters

Crappie Masters-NCGA-RFA Partnership Highlights Benefits of E10 in Marine Engines

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(NCGA) — Combating the myths that exist about the use of gasoline blended with 10-percent ethanol has been the primary goal of the partnership between Crappie Masters, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The Crappie Masters National Tournament Trail kicked-off over the weekend with a two-day national qualifier at St. Johns River in Deland, Fla., …

transition

Commodity Classic Announces Transition to Digital Experience

Dan Alabama, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

(NCGA) — Commodity Classic has announced it will transition its annual conference and trade show, originally scheduled for March 4-6, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, to an alternative digital format. The change was necessary due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new format is expected to be offered the first week in March 2021. “This is about doing …

crop production

NCGA Analysis Shows $50 Per Acre Revenue Declines for Corn Due to COVID-19

Dan Corn, Economy, Industry News Release

(NCGA) — Analysis released by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) showed cash corn prices have declined by 16 percent on average, with several regions experiencing declines of more than 20 percent, since March 1 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis projects a $50 per acre revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop. “The COVID-19 pandemic is being …

crop production

Alabama Grower Has Winning Corn Yield

Dan Alabama, Corn

In the 2019 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) corn yield contest, an Alabama grower won a first place state award with a yield of 304 bushels per acre with DEKALB DKC67-44RIB in the G: No-Till Irrigated category. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to Stewart McGill of Meridianville, Alabama, about his crop and how he plans to use that same variety …

court

Farmers Need to Be Aware of Dicamba Labeling Restriction

Dan Corn, Environment, Industry News Release

Farmers interested in using dicamba as part of their crop strategy in the 2018 growing season need to be aware only certified applicators, or those under direct supervision will be allowed to apply the product. The label change reflects an agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency, Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to …

Mexican Ambassador Addresses Corn Farmers

Dan Industry News Release

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Gerónimo Gutiérrez spoke to more than 200 corn farmers from the National Corn Growers Association this week in Washington, D.C. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has benefited both the American and Mexican agriculture industries, and Mexico is optimistic about the prospects of modernizing the trade agreement, Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez told more than …

innovation

NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy and continued improvements in sustainable corn production underscore the versatility and potential of this crop.  …

beef

NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The Consider Corn Challenge Seeks New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Sustainable Chemicals The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy …