Corn growers from around the country have been in the nation’s capitol this week for the biannual Corn Congress meeting of the National Corn Growers Association.
In addition to setting organization policy, the growers have been electing new members and leaders and visiting with lawmakers. NCGA President Ron Litterer presented Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the President’s Award this year for his leadership and commitment to reform in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. “NCGA cannot thank him enough for helping to take farm policy to a new level by introducing the Average Crop Revenue Election program,” said Litterer.
Wednesday evening, the corn growers met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the annual Capitol CornFest reception Wednesday evening on Capitol Hill. In conversations at the reception, she thanked farmers for their strong support of the Farm Bill and the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in last year’s historic energy bill. She is pictured here with NCGA chairman Ken McCauley, NCGA president Ron Litterer and Corn Board member Theresa Schmalshof.