Corn growers’ CAP program a success, trade group says

In Missouri, the National Corn Growers Association is highlighting success with its Compliance Assurance Program, which includes on-farm refuge assessments, an online survey and IRM education and awareness, is seeing strong success and an increase in the number of growers planting their corn refuge. The CAP is designed to improve compliance with Insect Resistance Management requirements. […]

February 4, 2013 More

“We are going to defend the RFS at all costs.”

Today on Twitter. agripulse: NCGA president: “We are going to defend the RFS at all costs.” biggovt: Time to finish the job, support advanced #biofuels and fight our oil dependence JamieeTheGreat: @Shell why do you shun renewables such as solar, wind and hydro in favour of environmentally destructive Biofuels? yue2cwork: Brazil company plans to start […]

March 2, 2012 More

Food vs fuel a fallacy, says NCGA board member on barnstorming tour

In Texas, National Corn Growers Association board member Wesley Spurlock is traveling around the Midwest speaking out against the food vs. fuel debate, calling it a fallacy. “To put it simply, growth in demand from the ethanol industry has mirrored an increase in productivity that yields larger corn crops,” Spurlock said. “We are still supplying […]

January 24, 2012 More

The Unicorn and the Fairy: Corn declares war on cellulose

The National Corn Growers Association declares War on cellulosic biofuels, calling them “non-existent”, then mysteriously removes the blog post. What gives? Ten days ago, Cathryn Wojciki, communications manager for the National Corn Growers Association, wrote a blog post in which she tossed the cellulosic biofuels industry under a bus. Referring to cellulosic biofuels targets in […]

August 26, 2011 More

USDA calls March 21 meeting with major US biofuels trade association heads

In Washington, the USDA has called the heads of nearly every major biofuels association into a “friendly, open” discussion, but on an urgent timetable, to discuss opportunities to find common ground and synchronize biofuels industry policy. The March 21 meeting, which will be led by USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager and senior […]

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Unity: Growth Energy, RFA, NCGA seeking common policy ground as DC battle intensifies

In Washington, the National Corn Growers Association, Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association have huddled in the capital, reportedly seeking broad areas for co-operation and co-ordination of policy, with a focus on the VEETC ethanol tax credit, as the Congress comes closer to defining the budget and budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. […]

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Opinion: "Where’s the editorial outcry from The New York Times about this subject? "

Darrin Ihnen, president, National Corn Growers Association: “According to the Environmental Law Institute, the U.S. government offered $72 billion in incentives for oil, gas, and coal producers between 2002 and 2008. Even further, there is now a debate over the impact of the U.S. military protecting foreign oil interests, as both a subsidy for oil […]

August 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More

US corn growers debut DC-based $1 million ad campaign

In Washington, the National Corn Growers Association and growers from 14 states have developed a $1 million ad campaign hat will target the Washington DC area. THE NCGA said that the campaign would not focus on any particular issue – such s the Brazilian ethanol tariff, farm subsidies, or the links between high-fructise corn sweetener […]

May 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More