During the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), Ron Alverson, a farmer, founding member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, and board member of Dakota Ethanol LLC, was presented the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 2018 Industry Award. Show More Summary
Several Wisconsin farmers organizations have joined a new coalition in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association … Click to Continu...
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has named the 2017 winners in its popular National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). Five national entries surpassed the 400-plus bushel mark in the contest again this year. The 18 winners in six...Show More Summary
This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. Show More Summary
The National Corn Growers Association is making it clear that free trade with Mexico is a top priority for its members. NCGA First Vice President Lynn Chrisp said Mexico buys $2.5 billion worth of corn from U.S. farmers each year, making it the number one export market for that product. NCGA is one of 168 companies and trade associations from... Read More
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) this week announced the resignation of Kansas farmer David Schemm as president of the organization to “pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.” “During his...Show More Summary
National Plant Genome Initiative, shepherded by the National Corn Growers Association, is celebrating 20 years of genetic research. The historic research effort to map the corn genome has resulted in significant economic and environmental dividends for farmers and society at large. Show More Summary
National Corn Growers Association will accept online harvest forms for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest until Friday, December 1 at 4:30 pm CST. Registration needs to be completed within two weeks of the final yield check or December 1, whichever comes first. Show More Summary
National Hay Association President Amy Freeburg has been a commercial hay grower supplying the dairy industry for 45 years. Alfalfa hay is a key feed used in the dairy industry, but Freeburg says wheat straw is also used in dairy rations because it floats in the rumen of the cow. Members of the association also grow grasses for dairy goats,... Read More
A North Dakota farmer has taken the reins of the National Corn Growers Association. Arthur farmer Kevin Skunes began serving as the group's president on Sunday. He'll hold the position … Click to Continue »
The United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers have a new recall insurance program, Western Growers Shield. The United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers have a new recall insurance program, Western Growers Shie...
The Illinois Corn Growers Association had a head turning display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show centered around soil health. The question is, would your soil pass the tighty whitey test? “Search #SoilYourUndies online and you will find how farmers from all over the U.S. and Canada are taking this approach to learning more about soil health. The better health... Read More
This week’s ZimmCast continues my series visiting with farm organization Directors of Communications. At the Farm Progress Show I sat down with Caitlin Eannello, National Association of Wheat Growers, to talk about her career choice and what the challenges of the job are. Caitlin does not have a farm background but does have a passion to help farmers and a... Read More
Officers of the National Corn Growers Association are busy at the 2017 Farm Progress Show this week. I had a chance to chat with NCGA president Wesley Spurlock of Texas, first vice president Kevin Skunes from South Dakota, and 1st VP elect Lynn Chrisp first thing yesterday morning at show. We talked about a variety of topics, including crop conditions... Read More
Greg Yielding of the U.S. Rice Producers Association says rice is looking good this year. He brought an outlook message to attendees of the recent Missouri Rice Council Field Day and says growers with good crops need to be deciding now if they’ll sell or wait at harvest time. Indicators point to a pretty tight market, he says. Whatever farmers... Read More
The National Corn Growers Association is accepting entries for their fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Photographs are due by November 30, 2017. Registration is now open for the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, being held in Des Moines, Iowa on October 18-20, 2017. Show More Summary
... then why are fruit and vegetables rotting in the fields waiting to be picked? Across America, farms are experiencing similar troubles. In May, Tom Nassif, the president of Western Growers, a farming association representing family farmers in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico, traveled to Washington, DC, with 25 farm owners. Show More Summary
Leamington, Ontario-based Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association has named Joe Sbrocchi as general manager. Leamington, Ontario-based Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association has named Joe Sbrocchi as general manag...
California Growers Association warns of massive impending “pot surplus” to come. [ more › ]
The executive director of the California Growers’ Association, Hezekiah Allen, said Wednesday the state would have to scale down the production of marijuana as it is currently producing eight times the amount than is normally consumed. This hadn’t been a problem till now as the surplus was...