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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

Agriculture Groups Approve USDA Reorganization Announcement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Alabama Farmers Federation The Alabama Farmers Federation today joined farm groups nationwide in praising U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s creation of a trade and foreign agriculture affairs undersecretary as part of reorganizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “The reorganization initiated by Secretary Perdue is encouraging,” said Federation National Legislative Programs Director Mitt Walker. “By adding an undersecretary solely …

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Soil Health Partnership Urges Farmers to Take USDA Survey

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Soil

Whether you are a longtime advocate of cover crops—or have never even considered using them—the Soil Health Partnership is encouraging all farmers to participate in the USDA’s 2017 Cover Crop Survey. In its fifth year, the survey helps the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program understand why farmers choose to use cover crops, or the reasons that they don’t. …

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Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA, For Now

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump says he has agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than terminate the agreement. Following news that the White House was preparing an executive order to terminate NAFTA, the President said on Twitter Thursday that leaders called from Mexico and Canada “asking to renegotiate rather than terminate,” adding he agreed to do so. But, …

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NCGA Urges White House: Don’t Withdraw From NAFTA

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Trade

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) denounced reports that the White House has drafted plans to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The following is a statement from NCGA President Wesley Spurlock. “Mr. President, America’s corn farmers helped elect you. We are strong supporters of your administration and continue to stand ready to work with you to …