Wednesday, October 23, 2019

National News

Vilsack urges extension of BCAP, other farm energy programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced today the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states. But he also used the occasion to urge that all farm-based...

Hoeven meets with U.S. trade Ambassador Kirk to advance FTAs

Senator John Hoeven yesterday afternoon met with U.S. Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk to continue his efforts to get the South Korean, Colombian and Panamanian free trade agreements to the floor of the U.S. Senate. Hoeven...

USDA makes funds available to meet urgent credit needs of producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet...

Secretary Vilsack announces biomass production projects to promote renewable energy development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states to expand the availability of non-food crops to be used in the manufacturing...

Meet Jeff Gordon and see NASCAR action up close with NCGA and Pioneer

Start your engines, NASCAR fans, because the National Corn Growers Association and Pioneer HI-Bred are bringing you a chance to win a NASCAR dream day.  Win two tickets to the Irwin Tools Night Race...

Growers meet in St. Louis to gain social media knowledge

Last week, growers from across the Corn Belt met in St. Louis to share ideas and practice effective communications techniques.  This group, which included female farmers and association staff from 10 states, listened to...

Milk Producer’s Council votes to endorse Peterson’s “Foundation for the Future” proposal

Last week, the Board of Directors of Milk Producers Council (MPC) voted to endorse legislation unveiled last week by Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota), which would implement reforms to our national dairy policies and is...

Women gather to share ideas, open dialogue on modern ag

Yesterday, women gathered from across the Corn Belt in St. Louis to share their experiences and ideas at the CommonGround Shared Voices Summit in St. Louis, Mo. This summit, hosted by the National Corn...

NCGA supports functional genomics data utilization project

Keeping research at the forefront of our national agenda is always a challenge. However, the research done today has a direct impact on the technologies available for farmers to utilize ten and fifteen years...

Only days left to register for National Corn Yield Contest

With only days to register remaining, the time to sign up for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest is now. Growers can utilize a quick and easy online application or...

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