Corn Outlook at Ethanol Conference

In Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, Farming, Food vs Fuel by Cindy

Corn stocks may be a little tight right now, but National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman thinks that is probably a short term situation. “Still our biggest challenge is that we can overproduce the market,” Tolman said during an interview after his presentation at the National Ethanol Conference on Monday. “Farmers respond to incentives, there’s an incentive right now …

Get Ready for Spring at Classic

In Commodity Classic, Farming by Cindy

After the winter we have had so far, everyone is anxiously awaiting spring about now. For farmers, Commodity Classic is just the place to get ready for warmer weather and planting season. One of those details that growers have to be thinking about now is refuge requirement compliance and the National Corn Growers Association have developed a way to make …

The Future of Agriculture is in Good Hands

In Audio, Commodity Classic, Education by Cindy

Some of the young people who are the future of the agriculture industry were given scholarships at the recent Commodity Classic to help them with their education. In partnership with BASF, the National Corn Growers Association Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program awarded five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Three of …

New Campaign To Reinforce Importance of Agriculture

In Activism, Audio, Commodity Classic by Chuck

This year, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) will launch an image and activism campaign to reinforce the importance of agriculture, according to NCGA President, Darrin Ihnen during a press conference at Commodity Classic. While many people are still confused about food versus fuel, an issue perpetuated by media around the world, and the debate continues around international indirect land …

Secretary Vilsack at Commodity Classic

In Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, government by Cindy

Trade and rural revitalization were the key topics that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed in his the keynote speech at the 2010 Commodity Classic on Friday – but at the press conference it was anything goes. During his speech, Vilsack talked about the importance of biotechnology and biofuels, especially stressing the economic impact projected for 2022 if we meet the …

Pushing For Higher Ethanol Blends

In Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol by Chuck

South Dakota Corn Grower, Darrin Ihnen, President of the National Corn Growers Association, took the general session stage this morning at Commodity Classic with session moderator Mark Mayfield. Mark had a list of questions for each of the commodity group leaders and Darrin got to go first. With Darrin he started out talking about ethanol. Darrin talked about what the …