The Originators of Earth Day

In General by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest post from Kevin Hurst, chairman of the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and corn farmer from Tarkio, Mo. The Originators of Earth Day Around the world people are celebrating Earth Day. It’s a great tradition, one that is needed for the health of our planet and future generations. It is a reminder to protect the …

Happy Tax Day!

In General, government, Policy by Cindy

Seriously, who says that? Nobody, that’s who. Still, it’s one of those two sure things in life – but the other one only happens to us once while taxes happen every year! Taxes were appropriately part of the agenda last week during hearings and press conferences on Capitol Hill. During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax issues, …

Who Wants to Deal with Anti-GMO Thugs?

In General by Ken

Why are anti-GMO activists so thuggish in social media? We saw this with Cheerios, when they all focused their unrighteous indignation on that relatively harmless breakfast cereal’s Facebook page. And when General Mills slightly altered the ingredients (and nutrition content) of the cereal, they did not relent but continued their vitriol. Now it’s time for Rep. Mike Pompeo to feel …

Ag Day Celebrates America’s Family Farmers

In Events, General, USFRA by Cathryn

It can seem like everyone has a “day.” From margaritas to ravioli, calendars could become a dizzying disaster trying to keep on top of what is being “celebrated” every day of the year. Today is different though. Today, America celebrates the American icons that provide abundant food, feed and fuel. Today, we celebrate farmers. Officially, Ag Day was created to …

Dr. Borlaug to Join Statuary Hall

In General, government by Cindy

National Agriculture Day celebrations in Washington DC this year just happen to fall on March 25, the centennial anniversary date of the Father of the Green Revolution. As a fitting tribute, the State of Iowa will install a bronze statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug in the U.S. Capitol on that very day. Each state is allowed to have two …

Smithsonian Wants Iconic Corn Ads

In Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, General by Cindy

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Rick Tolman had bushels of great corn farmer news to share at the recent Commodity Classic about what the organization has done in the past year and what is happening now. We have since learned that this was the last Commodity Classic for Rick, as he has announced that he will be retiring at …

Global Ethanol Discussion

In General by Cindy

It is always interesting to hear the perspectives of different countries during the National Ethanol Conference global panel and to see the similarities as well as differences in viewpoint. The panel was moderated by Bliss Baker, Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, and included Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen, as well as (from left to right): Joel Velasco, Senior Advisor to …

Faith, Family, Farming and Ducks

In Audio, General by Cindy

Even if you have never seen the show (like me) you probably know about Duck Dynasty by now, thanks to the controversy over comments made before Christmas by the program’s patriarch that sent the media into a tizzy. The oldest brother and newest member of the show’s cast – Alan Robertson, aka the “Beardless Brother” – appeared this week at …

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In General by Cindy

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let’s take a look at the sales drivers

In General by Cindy

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