Paltrow’s Pretentious Propaganda Heads to the Hill

In Biotechnology, Food, Food Prices, Policy, Politics by Cathryn

  Gwyneth Paltrow has faced her fair share of criticism for her food theories. From failing the Food Stamp Challenge 2015 to promoting incredibly pricey diets on Goop, she has clearly shown, time and again, that her point of view does not take into account the financial realities faced by average American families. Her status as Hollywood royalty creates an …

NCGA with NAFB on Capitol Hill

In Audio, Biofuels, Biotechnology, Ethanol, Legislation, Policy by Cindy

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) were on Capitol Hill last week talking with lawmakers, administration officials, and industry organizations about topics important to agriculture, and the National Corn Growers Association was happy to once again be part of that event. NCGA Executive Vice President Jon Doggett, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager Clint Raine, and Director …

Meet the new NCGA CEO

In Audio, Ethanol, Media, Policy by Cindy

The new CEO of the National Corn Growers Association had his first chance to visit with members of the agricultural media during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City. Chris Novak previously served as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board, but prior to that, he was executive director of the Indiana Corn Marketing …

Reuters Reports Philly RFS Connection

In Biofuels, Ethanol, Policy by Cindy

A story out today from Reuters claims that a major airline and a private equity firm with Philadelphia oil refinery connections are the main forces behind the Obama administration proposal to lower volume requirements for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this year. According to the article, it was The Carlyle Group and Delta Air Lines, owners of two …

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, …

The Costs of GMO Labeling

In Biotechnology, Policy, Politics by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest post from blogger, CommonGround volunteer, farmer and dietitian Jennie Schmidt. Schmidt testified last month at the Maryland House and Senate in opposition to a state bill which would require labeling of certain products containing GMOs. As similar battles rev up across the country, she offers not only her perspective as a farmer but also as a …

I Grow GMO: Not Ashamed or Embarrassed

In Biotechnology, Guest Blogger, Legislation, Policy, State Groups by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary features a guest post from blogger, CommonGround volunteer, farmer and dietitian Jennie Schmidt. Schmidt testified March 11 in opposition to a state bill which would require labeling of certain products containing GMOs. As similar battles rev up across the country, she offers not only her perspective as a farmer but also as a registered dietitian who earned an advanced degree in science. …

Protect the RFS — Times Three

In Audio, Ethanol, Policy, Politics by Cindy

Now that the farm bill is a done deal, National Corn Growers Association Public Policy Vice President Jon Doggett says his organization has three main priorities for this year in Washington – protect the RFS, and protect the RFS, and protect the RFS. That may seem redundant, but that’s just how important the Renewable Fuel Standard is for corn growers. …