Agriculture Celebration Planned for RNC

In Events, Politics, State Groups by Cindy

Agriculture will be in the spotlight for thousands attending the Republican National Convention next week. The Minnesota Agri-Growth Council is hosting AgNite, a celebration of America’s food and agriculture industry, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, during the second night of the RNC in the Twin Cities. The evening event will showcase the food, agriculture and energy industries in a unique and …

Corn Growers at Farm Progress Show

In Audio, Current News, Events by Chuck

Corn growers by the car and truck load are attending the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. Helping me do some work here is Laura McNamara, a freelance farm media specialist. She got to sit down with an NCGA leader this morning. There’s a lot the National Corn Growers Association is looking forward to in the next few months. I …

Minnesota Corn Growers Host Ethanol Challenge

In Ethanol, Events, State Groups by Cindy

The 4th annual Governor’s Ethanol Challenge, sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is being held this week. “The Corn Growers will be out there talking to the fans and promoting ethanol,” said Chad Willis, who farms near Willmar and serves as treasurer for the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council. “We’ll have volunteers from local corn organizations in Kandiyohi, …

Researching Food and Fuel Link

In Audio, Education, Events, Research by Chuck

The Farm Foundation just concluded a conference in their series titled, “Transition To A Bio Economy.” This one was on risk, infrastructure and industry evolution and all the presentations were on biofuels. I conducted a series of interviews with the presenters which you can find with this link. One of them has done some interesting research on the link between …

Proud of What They Do

In Ethanol, Events, Food vs Fuel, Video by Cindy

Sunday was “Proud to be a Midwestern Corn Grower Day” during the telecast of the Iowa Corn Indy 250. The only thing that would have made the day better would have been the Team Ethanol car in the winner’s circle. But Ryan Hunter Reay certainly gave it a good go. Just about every other commercial during the race broadcast was …

Iowa Corn Welcomes Helio

In Ethanol, Events, State Groups by Cindy

Celebrity dancing racer Helio Castroneves and former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace visited with Iowa corn growers and members of the media on Wednesday to promote the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 22 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. There was no dancing, but Helio did sing the praises of ethanol. “It’s great,” he says. “The IndyCar Series is the …

NCGA President Shares Commodity Classic Stage

In Audio, Events by Chuck

NCGA President Ron Litterer got to share the stage with his counterparts in soybeans and wheat at the Commodity Classic in Nashville. They’re pictured as follows: John Hoffman, American Soybean Association, Ron Litterer, NCGA and John Thaemert, National Association of Wheat Growers. The three took part in an annual discussion led by this year’s moderator John Phipps, U.S. Farm Report. …