Corn Growers Aid Japan With Grain Donations

In General, Promotion, Trade by Cindy

Nebraska farmers are coming to the aid of their customers in Japan by donating grain to support Red Cross efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. In just the first two days of the program that started April 1, more than 4,600 bushels of grain were contributed in the Cornhusker State and sold for more than $31,000 …

Cheer For American Ethanol At Daytona

In American Ethanol, Audio, Ethanol, Promotion by Chuck

It’s time for American Ethanol to take the stage at the Daytona 500 this weekend! It will be NASCAR history as every car will be powered by Sunoco Green E15 – a blend of 15 percent American ethanol. This fuel change, which will become standard for all three NASCAR series this year, represents a shift in professional racing toward a …

American Ethanol and NASCAR A Natural Partnership

In Corny News, Current News, Environmental, Ethanol, Promotion by Mark

Something momentous happened in Las Vegas yesterday and no dice or chips were involved. The National Corn Growers Association’s landmark partnership with NASCAR® and Growth Energy was announced and with it the arrival of ethanol on the NASCAR® stage. This development during NASCAR’s annual awards program is extremely meaningful not only because of the size of the fan base and …

Education is Evergreen and Critical For Ag

In Activism, Blogroll, Current News, Education, Promotion by Mark

  Is it just me or are homosapiens the king of the jungle when it comes to complicating life and twisting simple things? Is there some direct connection between having opposable thumbs and not being able to accept things at face value? Ok, I am admittedly a huge skeptic about many things but one thing I have firm convictions about …

Farmer Best at Telling Their Own Story

In Activism, Blogroll, Corny News, Education, Farming, Promotion by Mark

 Building off a successful campaign conducted across Nebraska a year ago, Nebraska Corn Farmers have created a new series of messages that feature several Nebraska farm families sharing facts about how today’s corn farmers are more sustainable than ever. The Sustaining Innovation campaign echoes a promotional campaign conducted in Washington, D.C. by the Corn Farmers Coalition which is comprised of …

Response to PETA Article in Sacramento Bee

In Activism, Blogroll, Conservation, Current News, Education, Farming, Guest Blogger, Livestock, Promotion by Mark

 Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Fowle a fourth generation family farmer and rancher from Etna, California. He also writes a blog called Common Sense Agriculture.  I am writing in response to the opinion piece that was published in your Lifestyle section on October 11, 2010. It is sad that you would publish an article by an animal rights activist that …

Pumping Up E-85 Before Iowa Corn Indy 250

In Audio, Ethanol, Promotion by Chuck

It’s Indy race time in Iowa. The Iowa Corn Indy 250 will take place Sunday afternoon but there are a number of activities leading up to the only race of the season where the cars will be fueled with American made ethanol. One of those pre-race activities was an E-85 pump grand opening at a Des Moines Kum & Go. …

Team Ethanol Back on the Track

In Audio, Ethanol, Promotion by Cindy

The biggest news out of the 2010 Fuel Ethanol Workshop this week was that Team Ethanol will be back on the racetrack this weekend at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 with Ryan Hunter-Reay at the wheel. The Team Ethanol Indy Car was a successful tool in creating awareness about higher blends of ethanol for many years through the Ethanol Promotion …

Looking To Potential Of New Genetics

In Audio, CUTC, General, Promotion by Chuck

During the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, Iowa Corn Promotion Board member, Julius Schaaf, took time between presentations to talk with me. Here’s Julius absorbing some of the great information presented by researchers at this every other year conference. He thinks CUTC is a great opportunity to bring together so many people who have corn’s interests at heart. He’s feeling …