Missouri Corn is A-mazing This Fall

In Corny News, Farming, Promotion, State Groups by Cindy

The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) is amazing fall visitors to corn mazes in the state with facts about the state’s corn industry. Entering its second season, the Missouri Corn fall promotion builds on last year’s successful campaign in which weatherproof stop signs were featured in 25 corn mazes across the state. The 2011 maze materials continue the theme with …

How Do I Know It’s Safe?… a Discussion on GMOs

In Activism, Biotechnology, Food, Guest Blogger, Social Media, State Groups by Cathryn

Today, guest blogger Dawn Caldwell shares a post on her experience as a farmer and a CommonGround volunteer responding to questions about biotechnology and agriculture. September 19, 2011 by Lady Of Ag Of all the things I am; a wife, an employee, church council member, lawn mower, bill payer, grocery getter, cook, friend, aunt, daughter, granddaughter, niece, you get the idea…I …

Corn Growers Pump Up Ethanol at State Fairs

In Ethanol, Farming, Promotion, State Groups by Cindy

Corn growers in the Midwest have been putting the spotlight on ethanol during state fairs this summer. During the Missouri State Fair, an official from USDA’s Rural Development agency paid a visit to recognize Missouri as the national leader in renewable energy. Through a partnership with the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC), the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and the …

Ethanol Education & Promotion at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

In Audio, Education, Ethanol, State Groups by Chuck

It’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally time and bikers are getting a continuing education about ethanol as a fuel option. With the theme, “Ethanol, Fueled with Pride” educational materials and promotional t-shirts are being distributed during the event at the Buffalo Chip Campground which is the hub of the activities and concerts that make up the event schedule. The event is sponsored …

Indy Cars Burning Through Iowa on Ethanol

In Environmental, Ethanol, State Groups by Cathryn

This Saturday, the Iowa Speedway will host the fifth Iowa Corn Indy 250, presented by Pioneer, and ethanol supporters have a chance to show how “green” they really are.  Under green lights, a green flag will drop before cheering fans clad in the same hue.  Combining the excitement of racing with these clear visuals, the Iowa Corn Indy puts both …

Fun Competition Promotes Iowa Corn Indy 250

In Audio, Promotion, State Groups, Video by Cindy

Pedal tractor racing, corn shucking, and corn hole tossing were just a few of the fun team events that the Iowa Corn Growers hosted with Indy car drivers and representatives from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University this week to promote the upcoming Iowa Corn Indy 250 race on June 25 and their Join The Team program. In …

Texas Corn Pours Out New Water Campaign

In State Groups, Video, Water by Cindy

No doubt that water use issues are among the biggest challenges facing agricultural producers nationwide, but particularly in states where water is at a premium. That’s why corn growers are getting more pro-active in states like Texas. The Texas Corn Producers rolled out a new public information campaign recently, with the message that water conservation goals can be achieved without …

Midwest Corn Farmers Impress Japanese Group

In Exports, Farming, State Groups by Cindy

Biotech crops and meeting the demand for food and fuel are the main reasons why a group of Japanese reporters and professors was traveling around the Midwest this week, but what really seemed to impress them was family farmers themselves and how they run their operations, according to the Missouri Corn Growers Association. In Missouri, the media representatives from Japan’s …

Remarkable Corn Progress

In Farming, State Groups by Cindy

“Remarkable” is how USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey describes the progress of this year’s corn crop. “The corn crop, as of August 22, already passing the halfway mark for dented. That’s pretty remarkable for this early in the season,” Rippey says. In fact, 54 percent of the crop is dented, according to USDA’s latest report, compared to 37 percent for the …

Corn Growers Honored by ACE for Ethanol Efforts

In Audio, Ethanol, Politics, State Groups by Cindy

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored corn growers for their efforts in promoting ethanol at the 23rd Annual Ethanol Conference and Trade Show in Kansas City this week. On Wednesday night, staff members of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Corn Utilization Council received the President’s Award from ACE for “principled dedication and support” of the industry. SD …