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Former NCGA president optimistic about farm bill timeline

A western Iowa farmer says he’s optimistic lawmakers will get the farm bill done in 2024. Kevin Ross of Minden says he expects the legislation to give producers continued certainty when it comes to crop insurance. “It seems like the farm bill is going... Read More.

NCGA says lower phosphate duties not end of battle

The U.S. Department of Commerce lowered import duties on Moroccan phosphate fertilizer last week, but an agriculture group says the reduction might not last. Nancy Martinez with the National Corn Growers Association tells Brownfield the new import duty could go up or down later... Read More.

NCGA, ag groups send letter asking for consideration of fertilizer tariffs

Several agriculture groups have warned the Biden administration about the detrimental impact farmers may face if tariffs on some fertilizer imports are increased. Nancy Martinez with the National Corn Growers Association says tariffs have caused significant price volatility and supply chain challenges. “It’s very... Read More.

Improving demand for ethanol key for new NCGA president

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says one of the fastest ways to improve market opportunities for farmers is by increasing ethanol demand. Harold Wolle says producers have an opportunity to produce corn that can be used for Sustainable Aviation Fuel... Read More.

Rep. Craig receives NCGA President’s Award

Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig has been recognized by the National Corn Growers Association for her work advancing corn grower priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill. NCGA says Craig is the recipient of its 2023 President’s Award, annually given to a leader who has worked... Read More.

NCGA expects on-time farm bill with debt ceiling raised

With Congress raising the debt ceiling, the National Corn Growers Association says that could clear the way for lawmakers to pass the 2023 Farm Bill on time. President Tom Haag tells Brownfield leaders of the Senate and House Ag Committee know the clock is... Read More.

NCGA says cost of crop insurance coverage needs improvement

Crop insurance protection is the top farm bill priority for the National Corn Growers Association. Testifying before a Senate Ag subcommittee Tuesday, NCGA First Vice President Harold Wolle said federal crop insurance has a proven track record of helping producers quickly respond to natural... Read More.

New NCGA leader will stay focused on key corn issues

The new CEO of the National Corn Growers Association says he will continue to focus on what’s important to producers. Neil Caskey is taking over for retiring CEO Jon Doggett, and he tells Brownfield the top three industry issues haven’t changed. “They’ve had... Read More.

NCGA caught off guard by Mexico’s GMO corn decree

An executive with the National Corn Growers Association says they were caught off guard by Mexico’s latest announcement regarding restrictions on genetically modified corn imports. NCGA Vice President of Communications and Industry Relations Neil Caskey says they are still trying to understand the full... Read More.

NCGA calls for increased reference prices

The National Corn Growers Association says the next farm bill needs to include crop insurance coverage that is reflective of actual prices. Wayne Stoskopf, director of public policy, tells Brownfield the statutory reference price for corn is $3.70 and well below the current farmgate... Read More.

NCGA considers increasing reference prices

The National Corn Growers Association says the next farm bill needs to include crop insurance coverage that is reflective of actual prices. Wayne Stoskopf, director of public policy, tells Brownfield the statutory reference price for corn is $3.70 and well below the current farmgate... Read More.