Trade

The export of corn and corn products is vital to the nation’s economy, and NCGA has a deeply rooted policy of working to eliminate barriers to trade and supporting market development. Exports of U.S. corn and co-products provide critical support across the economy, offering billions in direct and indirect economic benefits to farmers, rural communities, and the nation.

Trade News

May 17, 2024

Corn Growers Disappointed in ITC Decision on Herbicide Imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission today agreed to advance a petition by Corteva...

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May 8, 2024

Corn Growers Focus on Opening Markets, Enforcing Trade Agreements

It’s an evening we all remember in the Washington office of the National Corn Growers...

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May 3, 2024

NCGA: Commerce Actions at Mosaic Corporation’s Request Could Drive Up Fertilizer Prices, Shorten Supply

Leaders at the National Corn Growers Association said today that they are worried about the...

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April 18, 2024

Six National Commodity Groups Call on U.S. International Trade Commission to Nix Petition Related to Duties on Herbicides

Six of the nation’s major commodity groups, including the National Corn Growers Association,

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April 4, 2024

NCGA Leader Warns International Trade Commission Against Placing Duties on Imports of Key Herbicide

Saying growers need reliable access to essential farming tools, the National Corn Growers...

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March 19, 2024

National Corn Growers Association Supports Congressional Letter Seeking to Open International Markets for Biofuels, Address Trade Barriers in Brazil

The National Corn Growers Association said today that it strongly supports the sentiments...

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February 29, 2024

Corn Congress Passes Consensus Encouraging Expanded Access to Foreign Markets

Saying U.S. farmers depend on the strong demand that comes with expanded market access, the

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February 9, 2024

Climate, Conflict, & Currency Impact Cost Competitiveness for U.S. Corn Exports

A combination of climate, conflict, and currency values are factors in cost competitiveness that...

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February 8, 2024

Iowa Farmer and NCGA Board Member Bob Hemesath Tapped to Serve as President of Trade Advocacy Group

National Corn Growers Association board member and Iowa corn grower Bob Hemesath was recently...

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January 18, 2024

National Corn Growers Association Expresses Disappointment with International Trade Commission Decision on Fertilizer Tariffs

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) said today that it is deeply disappointed in a...

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December 22, 2023

NCGA Expresses Relief Over Rail Crossing Re-Opening, Emphasizes Need to Avoid Similar Situations in Future

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it will reopen the Eagle Pass and El...

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December 21, 2023

National Corn Growers Association Joins Others Ag Groups in Calling for Reopening of Eagle Pass and El Paso Rail Crossings

The National Corn Growers Association is increasing pressure on U.S. officials to reopen the...

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December 7, 2023

Agricultural Community to the International Trade Commission: Tariffs on Moroccan Fertilizers Hampering Family Farms

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with 57 agriculture organizations including...

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December 1, 2023

Drought & River Transport Impact on Corn Competitiveness

For the second year in a row, drought conditions are impacting transportation on the Mississippi...

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November 9, 2023

Corn Growers Highlight Results of Campaign Against Fertilizer Tariffs

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to significantly lower duties placed on...

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November 2, 2023

In Big Win for Corn Growers, Commerce Significantly Lowers Duties on Phosphate Fertilizers

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced it was lowering duties placed on phosphate...

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October 24, 2023

NCGA Applauds Ag Secretary, U.S. Senators, for International Trade Funding

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) applauded Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement...

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October 19, 2023

Corn Grower Leaders, Other Ag Groups, Caution Commerce Secretary About Fertilizer Duties

Saying fertilizer shortages are creating a hardship for farmers across the U.S., the National...

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September 26, 2023

A President’s Legacy: Making Moves with Mexico Trade Dispute

In a few short days, my year as President of the National Corn Growers Association  (NCGA) will...

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September 6, 2023

NCGA Praises Stabenow, Boozman for Calling on USDA to Allocate Funding for Market Development

The National Corn Growers Association applauded Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and John Boozman...

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August 17, 2023

NCGA Applauds USTR for Requesting USMCA Panel Formation Over Trade Dispute

The U.S. Trade Representative today requested a panel formation under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada...

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July 27, 2023

Mexico: An Important Trade Destination for U.S. Corn

Mexico is an important trade partner and leading export destination for U.S. corn. As Mexico’s...

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July 12, 2023

Brazil’s Uptick in Corn Exports Not Necessarily Indicative of Trend, Ag Economist Says

While Brazil is positioned to surpass the U.S. in corn exports this year, the data don’t...

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July 11, 2023

Nancy Martinez, Congressional Policy Advisor and Trade Expert, Joins NCGA

Nancy Martinez, a seasoned Capitol Hill professional with extensive policy experience, has...

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June 28, 2023

John Linder, Former NCGA President, Elected to Lead MAIZALL

John Linder, an Ohio corn grower and former president of the National Corn Growers Association,...

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June 7, 2023

Advocacy Works: Corn Grower Leaders Reflect on Efforts Leading to Dispute Settlement Request

As the U.S. Trade Representative takes next steps on a dispute settlement request with Mexico...

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June 2, 2023

Corn Growers Praise Move by U.S. Trade Representative to Initiate Dispute Settlement with Mexico Over Corn Decree

The U.S. Trade Representative announced today that it is filing a dispute settlement under the...

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May 18, 2023

Updates to Mississippi River Infrastructure, Key to Corn Growers, Begin North of St. Louis

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a groundbreaking ceremony today marking the beginning of...

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May 16, 2023

U.S. Corn Farmers May Be Called on to Fill Void Left by War in Ukraine

Black Sea Initiative Success & Status The Black Sea Initiative has allowed for the safe export...

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March 17, 2023

Phosphate Farm Prices Remain Elevated, It’s Time for Action on Import Tariffs

Phosphorus, an essential nutrient for plant growth and development, is important for corn...

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March 9, 2023

Ag & Bioscience Groups: It’s Time for Action on Mexico’s Biotech Corn Ban

The National Corn Growers Association, along with a broad coalition of national and state...

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March 6, 2023

U.S. Trade Representative Initiates Consultation with Mexico Over Biotech Corn, Putting U.S. Closer to Dispute Settlement Under USMCA

The U.S. Trade Representative today initiated a technical consultation with Mexico, a move that...

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February 24, 2023

Four Corn Industry Highlights for 2023 from the USDA Ag Outlook Forum

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual Agricultural Outlook Forum began...

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February 14, 2023

As Mexico Implements New Decree, NCGA Amplifies Call for Biden Administration to Initiate Dispute Settlement Under USMCA

Mexico officials issued a new decree on Monday calling for a ban on imports of biotech corn used...

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February 6, 2023

EP. 41 - Holding the Line Against Mexico’s Decree: NCGA’s Capitol Hill Briefing

The unnecessary ban on biotech corn would take effect next year, cost 32,000 U.S. jobs annually,...

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January 31, 2023

Corn Grower Leaders, Joined by Administration and Congressional Officials, Warn of Consequences from Mexico Decree, Call for Swift Action

During a congressional briefing today, corn growers told members of Congress and their staff...

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January 23, 2023

Corn Growers Praise Biden Officials for Stance on Biotech Corn

The National Corn Growers Association praised the Biden administration today for issuing an...

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January 11, 2023

NCGA Applauds USDA Secretary for Stand on Biotech Corn Trade with Mexico, Urges Quick Action to Resolve Trade Impasse

As President Biden wraps up meetings with his counterparts in Mexico and Canada, NCGA is...

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January 5, 2023

New Year Brings Continued Negotiations with Mexico Over Biotech Corn Imports

As we enter 2023, we are reminded that we are now one year out from the effective date of the...

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December 22, 2022

McKalip Confirmed as Ag Negotiator with USTR

The U.S. Senate today voted to approve the nomination of Doug McKalip to serve as chief...

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December 21, 2022

NCGA Praises Approval of Alexis Taylor as Undersecretary for Trade and U.S. Agricultural Affairs

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) applauded the U.S. Senate for approving the...

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December 14, 2022

Corn Grower Leaders from Across the Country Call on Biden to Set Quick, Firm Timeline While Pressing Case on Biotech Corn with Mexico

The presidents of 23 state corn grower groups, joined by the president of the National Corn...

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December 8, 2022

Bipartisan Members of House Ways and Means Committee Call on USTR to Act on Trade Dispute with Mexico

Twenty-four members of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee sent a...

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December 1, 2022

NCGA: Mexico’s Proposed Ban on Biotech Corn Illegal Under USMCA; Banning White Corn a Non-Starter in Negotiations

This week, Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexican Pres. Andrés...

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November 28, 2022

NCGA Applauds USDA Secretary for Outreach Efforts with Mexican President Over Corn Imports

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel...

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November 4, 2022

After Calls for Action Over Dispute on Biotech Corn Exports, USTR Discusses Issue with Mexican Counterpart

Following repeated calls from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) asking the Biden...

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October 26, 2022

#ICYMI: RFD-TV Cattlemen to Cattlemen Episode Focuses on the Importance of Beef and Corn Exports

Viewers of Cattlemen to Cattlemen on RFD-TV will get a firsthand look at the value of corn and...

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October 24, 2022

Calls Increase for U.S. Trade Representative to Act on Mexico’s Pending Decree on Corn Imports

Calls from corn grower leaders are growing louder for the United States Trade Representative to...

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August 18, 2022

Trade School: Coming to a City Near You!

    The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and state corn...

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August 2, 2022

EP. 37 - UAN Fertilizer Tariffs Rejected by the International Trade Commission: A Big Win for Growers

Two key players who argued their case on behalf of NCGA discuss the win and what it means for...

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August 1, 2022

To Successfully Shape 2023 Farm Bill, Corn Growers Encouraged to Build Bridges with Groups Outside of the Ag Community

After Abraham Lincoln became president in 1861, he appointed to his cabinet the very opponents...

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July 18, 2022

International Trade Commission Rejects Fertilizer Duties in Win for Farmers

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today against imposing tariffs on nitrogen...

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July 14, 2022

Corn Growers, Working to Feed and Fuel the World, Call on Biden Administration for Help with Skyrocketing Input costs, Burdensome Regulations

As farmers work to feed and fuel the world, filling the void left by the war in Ukraine,...

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July 12, 2022

Ohio Corn Grower Appointed to Board of International Trade Group

Anthony Bush, an Ohio farmer, has been appointed to serve as a director on the board of MAIZALL,...

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June 29, 2022

As NCGA Raises Alarms about Tariffs, Court of International Trade Begins Asking Tough Questions of Fertilizer Companies

Fertilizer companies have been under scrutiny this week as the Court of International Trade...

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June 23, 2022

Farmers Can’t Farm with One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs, NCGA Says After Ruling on Fertilizers

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final determination this week, saying that urea...

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June 16, 2022

Fertilizer Tariffs, Shortages Taking Toll on American Farmers and Relief is Needed, National Corn Grower Leader Tells International Trade Commission

Shortages in nitrogen fertilizers are placing an undue burden on farmers and could eventually be...

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June 8, 2022

McKalip to be Nominated to Serve as Ag Negotiator with USTR

President Biden announced today that he intends to nominate USDA advisor Doug McKalip to serve...

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May 17, 2022

Interested in Learning More about Trade? Join us for Trade School!

The Texas Corn Producers Board, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and U.S. Grains...

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March 25, 2022

Bipartisan Members of Congress to U.S. International Trade Commission: This Is No Time for Tariffs on Fertilizers

Nearly 90 members of Congress sent a letter recently to the U.S. International Trade Commission...

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March 7, 2022

Trade School Comes to Minnesota – Register Today!

The Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, U.S....

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December 17, 2021

Corn Growers to Mosaic: Stop Engaging in Irresponsible Corporate Behavior and End Fertilizer Tariffs

One of the nation’s leading fertilizer companies has erected an insurmountable tariff barrier to...

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November 23, 2021

As U.S. Court of International Trade Says It Will Review Amicus Brief on Fertilizer Tariffs, Farmers Call on Companies to Withdraw Petitions for Levies

The U.S. Court of International Trade this week said that it will review an amicus brief...

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November 3, 2021

NCGA Applauds New Agreement to Lift E.U. Tariffs on U.S. Corn

On the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit this past weekend, European Union officials and the...

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November 1, 2021

U.S. Farmers Report Concerns of Shortages, Crippling Prices Due to Tariffs on Fertilizers, NCGA and Other Ag Groups Tell U.S. Court of International Trade

The National Corn Growers Association joined four other agricultural groups on Friday in...

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March 17, 2021

Senate Confirms Tai for U.S. Trade Representative

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),...

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February 25, 2021

Growing Exports of Poultry and Egg Products Delivers Value Back to Corn Farmers

Exports of U.S. corn-fed poultry and egg products are one key area of future demand that the...

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February 10, 2021

Economic Boom From Grain Exports Highlights Need For Trade Access, Market Development

Access to international markets for U.S. grain supported an additional $41.8 billion in business...

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January 26, 2021

Increasing Demand for Corn the Primary Focus of the Market Development Action Team

Nearly 70-percent of annual corn demand is covered under the National Corn Growers Association...

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December 16, 2020

Farm, Biofuels, Trade Leaders Label Brazil Decision ‘Devastating’ For U.S. Ethanol

A statement from: Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council Emily Skor, CEO,...

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December 15, 2020

A New Blueprint for Improving Ag Trade, Supply Chains and American Competitiveness

NCGA joined American ag leaders from across the country at a virtual press conference today to...

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December 11, 2020

Agriculture Trade: A Reason for Optimism in 2020

This month we are looking back at some of the accomplishments and success stories from 2020....

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December 3, 2020

Congress Reauthorizes U.S. Grain Standards Act

The U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday approved the U.S. Grain Standards...

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October 15, 2020

China Purchases More U.S. Corn

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday an export sale of 420,000 metric...

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October 13, 2020

AgTalks: Taking the Town Hall Digital

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) joined other agriculture leaders this summer in...

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September 14, 2020

Brazil Tariff Rate Quota for Ethanol Extended for 90 Days

After expiring on August 31 and a 20 percent tariff was temporarily applied to all U.S. ethanol,...

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August 5, 2020

Virtual Town Hall Features NCGA Corn Board Member

The AgTalks virtual town hall discussion continued today in conjunction with what would have...

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July 30, 2020

NCGA Joins Virtual Town Hall on the Future of Agriculture Trade and Supply Chains

NCGA President Kevin Ross today joined Iowa and national agriculture leaders for an

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July 21, 2020

Ep. 9. Corn’s Place at the Table in Global Trade Policy, with Amb. Darci Vetter and Ryan LeGrand

In this episode, NCGA CEO Jon Doggett talks to a pair of the world’s foremost experts in global...

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July 14, 2020

NCGA Mid-Year Report Offers Look at Efforts to Help Corn Farmers Meet the Challenges of 2020

Despite marketing and economic challenges and a pandemic, farmer leaders of National Corn...

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July 1, 2020

It’s Official: USMCA Enters into Force Today

The United States-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is officially the law of the land, replacing...

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May 22, 2020

World Trade Month: Corn’s Top Markets, Colombia

The export of corn and corn products is vital to the nation’s economy and NCGA has a deeply...

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May 15, 2020

World Trade Month: Corn’s Top Markets, Japan

The export of corn and corn products is vital to the nation’s economy and NCGA has deeply rooted...

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May 8, 2020

World Trade Month: Corn’s Top Markets, Mexico

The export of corn and corn products is vital to the nation’s economy, and NCGA has a deeply...

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March 23, 2020

China Purchases U.S. Corn

A new report released Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows export sales...

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February 4, 2020

NCGA’s Annual Report Reflects On Significant Wins Amidst Challenging Times

The National Corn Growers Association’s Ann ual Report for the 2019 fiscal year is now available...

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