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June 23, 2021

New NCGA-KCOE ISOM Report Explores Tax Proposals

A new report commissioned by the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Risk Management &...

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June 11, 2021

Deadline for Cover Crop Insurance Premium Benefit Quickly Approaching

In order to qualify for the new federal Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP), the U.S. Department...

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June 10, 2021

NCGA Statement: NCGA Expresses Disappointment in EPA’s Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS

NCGA President John Linder made the following statement after the Environmental Protection...

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June 3, 2021

Corn Growers Welcome Stepped-up Basis Defense

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA) sent a letter yesterday to...

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May 20, 2021

Webinar Dives into Proposed Legislation and Impacts on Taxes

KCoe Isom, a food and agriculture consulting and accounting firm, will be holding a webinar for...

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May 19, 2021

U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates Three Small Refinery Exemptions from the Previous Administration

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President John Linder made the following statement...

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May 11, 2021

NCGA Joins Agricultural Tax Priorities Letter to Congress

This week, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) joined 39 agricultural organizations in...

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May 6, 2021

NCGA Statement on America the Beautiful Initiative

President Biden released a report today detailing their vision for the “America the Beautiful”...

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April 26, 2021

Biofuels Coalition Readies for Oral Arguments in Supreme Court

In oral arguments scheduled for Tuesday morning, four agriculture and biofuel organizations...

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April 22, 2021

NCGA Supports Reintroduction of Senate Climate Policy Legislation

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) applauds the bipartisan reintroduction of the...

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April 19, 2021

NCGA Statement on Robert Bonnie

“We’re pleased to learn President Biden has nominated Robert Bonnie to be the next Under...

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April 13, 2021

Focus on Infrastructure: Rural Broadband

The American Jobs Plan, the Biden Administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, includes...

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April 13, 2021

RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA Defend Year-Round E15 in Court

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in American Fuel & Petrochemical...

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April 6, 2021

USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on March 24 Pandemic Assistance for...

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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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March 11, 2021

Regan Confirmed to Lead EPA

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Michael Regan, on a 66-34 vote, to serve as Administrator...

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March 10, 2021

American Rescue Plan to Provide Additional Relief Amid COVID-19

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319),...

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February 23, 2021

NCGA Congratulates Tom Vilsack on Senate Confirmation to Lead USDA

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today congratulated Tom Vilsack on his Senate...

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February 16, 2021

Enrollment for 2021 Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage Programs Deadline Nears

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that producers who have not yet...

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February 4, 2021

Senate Shows Support for Ethanol

A flurry of positive action in support of renewable fuels took place in the U.S. Senate this...

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January 28, 2021

NCGA Welcomes New Members of Congress with Virtual Open House

The National Corn Growers Association Officer Team on Tuesday hosted a virtual open house for...

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January 27, 2021

Court Seeks Status Report on EPA Compliance with Order on Renewable Volumes

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today directed the U.S....

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January 20, 2021

Corn Grower Leaders to President Biden: We Stand Ready to Work with You

Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today congratulated President Biden on...

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January 19, 2021

NCGA: EPA Undercuts Corn Farmers, Ethanol Again

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President John Linder today made the following...

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January 15, 2021

EPA Takes Positive Steps Forward for Ethanol

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued proposed regulatory changes related to...

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January 6, 2021

USDA Announces Quality Loss Assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) yesterday Read More

December 22, 2020

NCGA Recognizes Long-Serving Agriculture Committee Leaders

As the 117th Congress comes to a close, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is...

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December 22, 2020

Congress Provides Farm and Food Relief

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today welcomed Congressional approval of H.R. 133,...

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December 18, 2020

NCGA Statement: Regan nominated to Lead EPA

National Corn Growers Association President John Linder today made the below statement following...

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December 15, 2020

Legislation Seeking to Curb Rising Rural Suicide Rate Approved by Congress

The Seeding Rural Resilience Act, legislation aimed at curbing the rising rate of suicide in...

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December 10, 2020

NCGA Statement: Nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Corn Growers Association President John Linder today welcomed the nomination of former...

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December 4, 2020

Setting the Stage for the Next Generation Fuels Act

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has long sought new and creative ways to build...

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December 3, 2020

NCGA Statement: Thompson to Serve as U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member

National Corn Growers Association President John Linder today made the following statement after...

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December 3, 2020

NCGA Statement: Scott to Lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee

National Corn Growers Association President John Linder today made the following statement after...

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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 26, 2020

NCGA to EPA: Remove Barriers to Increase Ethanol Demand

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today, along with 14 state affiliate associations,...

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October 20, 2020

EP. 12 - A Wild Ride: Outgoing NCGA President Kevin Ross on his Eventful Term in Office

The NCGA’s outgoing President Kevin Ross had a term in office unlike any other. From a Twitter...

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October 8, 2020

NCGA Joins Secretary Perdue Supporting Higher Blends of Ethanol

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) First Vice President Chris Edgington, along with...

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September 23, 2020

Sign Up for CFAP 2 Available for Corn Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last Friday announced $14 billion in additional aid from the

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September 18, 2020

NCGA Welcomes Additional USDA COVID-19 Assistance for Corn Farmers

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today said additional aid from the Commodity...

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September 16, 2020

Peterson Effort to Address RFS Waivers Moves Forward

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Tuesday released legislation containing provisions of...

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September 15, 2020

Agriculture Organizations Tell Congress USDA Needs Tools to Help Farmers

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today joined the American Farm Bureau Federation...

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August 19, 2020

NCGA and Leaders of American Agriculture

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Tuesday evening joined Leaders of American...

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July 23, 2020

Virtual Fly-In Gives Growers Opportunity to Meet with Members of Congress

The National Corn Growers Association remains hard at work to help improve the economic...

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July 2, 2020

NCGA Submits Fueling Regulations Comments to EPA

The National Corn Growers Association this week submitted comments to the Environmental...

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July 2, 2020

Agriculture Recognized in House Climate Report

The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis this week released a report titled,...

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June 24, 2020

Senate Agriculture Committee Reauthorizes Grain Standards Act

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today approved the United...

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June 17, 2020

NCGA Encourages Court to Respect EPA Decision

NCGA joined a coalition of national grower trade associations today in urging the Ninth Circuit...

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May 19, 2020

NCGA Welcomes COVID-19 Assistance for Corn Farmers

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today welcomed additional information from the...

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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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April 2, 2020

Ep. 5 - Breaking Our Political Addictions, with U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Dusty Johnson

Creating a place to have a conversation instead of yelling at each other is one reason why NCGA...

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March 30, 2020

CARES Act Includes Support for Agriculture

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748, was signed by...

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March 24, 2020

NCGA Urges Congress Support CCC Authority

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) joined a wide range of agriculture organizations in...

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February 20, 2020

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

This week, NCGA joined 21 farm groups to publicly launch Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF)....

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February 13, 2020

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at 2020 Commodity Classic

Secretary Perdue came by his knowledge of agriculture early: He was born into a farming family...

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February 4, 2020

Stoskopf Joins NCGA Washington Office

Wayne Stoskopf has joined NCGA’s Washington, D.C. office as Director for Public Policy for Risk...

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January 31, 2020

USGC/NCGA Joint Officer Mission Celebrates Long-Time Trade Relationship with Vietnam, Explores Market Potential in Myanmar

The breadth and depth of the Southeast Asian market for U.S. corn and co-products are hard to...

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January 29, 2020

NCGA: USMCA a Win for Agriculture

National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross today declared President Trump’s signing...

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January 28, 2020

NCGA Welcomes Anne Thompson to DC Office

Anne Thompson recently joined the NCGA Washington, D.C. office as the new Director of Political...

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January 27, 2020

Tenth Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA Small Refinery Exemptions

In a decision that is expected to broadly impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach...

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September 3, 2019

NCGA Hosts LCFS Regulators and Environmental Non-Profits

The National Corn Growers Association and Renewable Fuels Association last week hosted Low...

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August 30, 2019

NCGA: EPA Must Account for Waivers

The National Corn Growers Association today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection...

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August 26, 2019

NCGA Encouraged by U.S.-Japan Agreement in Principle

The National Corn Growers Association today welcomed the announcement that the United States and...

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August 23, 2019

President Signs Farm Bankruptcy Bill

President Trump today signed the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2336). The legislation,...

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August 23, 2019

NCGA Statement: USDA Trade Damage Calculations

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Lynn Chrisp today made the following...

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August 22, 2019

Corn Farmers Press Trump to Take Steps to Significantly Increase Corn Demand

The impact of the Trump Administration’s recent granting of 31 refinery waivers to big oil is...

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August 20, 2019

Tell EPA: Waivers Are Gutting the RFS

Corn farmers have until August 30 to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency...

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August 9, 2019

NCGA Statement: EPA Waivers Undermine RFS

NCGA President Lynn Chrisp made the following statement after the Environmental Protection...

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August 2, 2019

Congressional Recess Presents Opportunity for Corn Farmers

Members of the U.S. House and Senate are returning home after adjourning for the annual August...

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July 31, 2019

NCGA Testimony: EPA Must Account for RFS Waivers

The National Corn Growers Association today reiterated its call on the Environmental Protection...

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July 31, 2019

Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

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July 30, 2019

Senate Staffers Hear About the Intersection of Soil Health and Climate Change

    A standing-room-only crowd attended a briefing: “An Overview of Climate Smart Agriculture...

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July 25, 2019

NCGA Welcomes Progress on MFP, Looks Forward to Improved Program

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Lynn Chrisp today made the following...

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July 18, 2019

NCGA Recognizes Senator Fischer with President’s Award

National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp today presented NCGA’s 2019 President’s...

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July 16, 2019

NCGA Takes Ethanol Waiver Message Back to Airwaves

NCGA today renewed its pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow President...

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July 5, 2019

EPA Favors Oil Refiners Over Corn Farmers

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the proposed Renewable Volume...

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June 27, 2019

Census of Agriculture Congressional District Profiles

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on...

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June 20, 2019

NCGA Ups Pressure on EPA to Follow President’s Lead on Ethanol

The National Corn Growers Association today will begin airing an advertisement calling on the...

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June 14, 2019

NCGA Welcomes Senate SRE Legislation

NCGA today applauded legislation introduced by Sens. Deb Fisher, R-Neb., and Tammy Duckworth,...

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June 12, 2019

NCGA Applauds Administrations Efforts to Further Ag Biotech, Streamline Regulation

The National Corn Growers Association applauded the Administration after President Donald Trump...

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June 11, 2019

NCGA Joins President at Iowa Ethanol Plant

NCGA First Vice President Kevin Ross today represented NCGA in hosting President Trump for a...

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June 11, 2019

NCGA Joins Call for Ratification of USMCA

NCGA today joined more than 950 food and agriculture organizations representing to call on...

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June 6, 2019

NCGA Highlights Negative Effect of Ethanol Waivers

NCGA Renewable Fuels Public Policy Director Kathy Bergren participated in a Capitol Hill...

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June 4, 2019

Congress Passes Disaster Aid Package

Farmers confronting weather-related challenges are one step closer to receiving relief.   The...

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March 27, 2019

NCGA Provides Comment on Farm Bill’s Trade Programs

  NCGA President Lynn Chrisp today submitted comments on the 2018 Farm Bill’s Trade Title...

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December 20, 2018

2018 Farm Bill Signed

President Donald Trump today signed the 2018 Farm Bill (the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018)...

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December 18, 2018

Register for the Soil Health Summit While There’s Still Time!

The clock is ticking for registering for the Soil Health Summit, January 15-16 in St. Louis. For...

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December 12, 2018

NCGA Statement on Farm Bill Passage

December 12, 2018 – National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp today made the...

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November 29, 2018

NCGA Welcomes News of Farm Bill Agreement

National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp today released the following statement...

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November 27, 2018

Still No Farm Bill; Call Congress Today!

Lawmakers are returning to Washington this week with just a few legislative days to reach an...

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November 14, 2018

Environmental Defense Fund, National Corn Growers Association Launch First-of-Its-Kind Partnership

Powerful collaboration will scale conservation through data, policy and farmer...

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November 13, 2018

Tell Congress: Pass a Farm Bill Now

Time is running out for Congress to pass a Farm Bill before major programs lapse at the end of...

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October 1, 2018

Kevin Skunes Urges Lawmakers to Act

Following a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees urging them to pass...

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September 24, 2018

NCGA Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill Before Heading Home

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today, called on leaders of the Senate and House...

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September 5, 2018

NCGA Statement on Farm Bill Conference Public Meeting

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National...

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August 21, 2018

NCGA Joins Efforts to Block WOTUS

On Monday, a broad coalition of agriculture organizations, including the National Corn Growers...

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June 21, 2018

NCGA Commends House Farm Bill Passage, Looks Forward to Senate Action

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National...

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May 8, 2018

NCGA Statement on RFS White House Meeting

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National...

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May 7, 2018

Corn Growers Thank Perdue, Urge Continued Advocacy

On behalf of corn farmers nationwide, NCGA and state corn grower associations sent a letter to...

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May 7, 2018

NCGA Calls on President to Allow for Increased Ethanol Blends

The National Corn Growers Association today urged President Trump to follow through on the...

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April 27, 2018

NCGA Urges Support for Crop Insurance During Farm Bill Debate

NCGA joined a broad, 65-member, coalition in a letter to members of the House of Representatives...

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April 25, 2018

NCGA Endorses Thune-Brown ARC Improvement and Innovation Act

The National Corn Growers Association today endorsed legislation introduced by Sens. John Thune,...

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April 18, 2018

NCGA Statement on Today’s House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Markup

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National...

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March 15, 2018

NCGA Statement to 199A Resolution

The following is a statement made Tuesday, March 14, from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes,...

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February 27, 2018

NCGA Statement on Bill Northey’s Confirmation as Undersecretary at USDA

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National...

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February 12, 2018

NCGA Statement on President’s Proposed FY19 Budget

The White House today released its detailed proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The budget...

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January 31, 2018

Be Counted! Complete USDA Census of Agriculture Today

With only days remaining, the National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to complete U.S....

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May 23, 2017

NCGA Statement on President’s Proposed FY18 Budget

  The White House today released its detailed proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget...

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May 16, 2017

NCGA Files Comments with EPA on Ethanol, WOTUS

The National Corn Growers Association filed comments yesterday with the Environmental Protection...

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March 28, 2017

Spurlock Testifies on Farm Bill Programs at House Hearing

The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) risk management program and crop insurance have been...

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March 13, 2017

NCGA Study Shows Crop Insurance Returns Have Decreased

Private crop insurance company returns have decreased significantly since the 2010 renegotiation...

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