MARCH 2016


(Posted Thu. Mar 17th, 2016)

This week, representatives from agribusinesses are gathered with National Corn Growers Association leadership in Washington for NCGA’s Agri-Industry Council’s biannual meeting.  Over the course of two days, attendees will receive updates on key NCGA programs, hear from several outside speakers and discuss topics of special importance to the entire agricultural community.


“The discussion in AIC meetings helps NCGA fulfill its mission of creating and maintaining opportunities for corn growers,” said NCGA Chairman and AIC Co-Chair Martin Barbre. “Only through sharing NCGA’s position throughout the industry will we make our voices loud enough to reach the best possible outcomes for growers as we face an ever-changing political landscape.”


Ann Compton, a former ABC News White House correspondent, will present a look inside the White House, current events and the 2016 presidential campaign. Through Compton’s talk and the discussion that will follow, participants will explore the many potential impacts an array of political situations could have upon agriculture.


While there, participants will examine the new strategic plan adopted by NCGA during Corn Congress in March. The group also will receive a variety of updates on topics such as pump infrastructure, corn reputation management, the political landscape in Washington and an economic forecast for U.S. corn in the upcoming year.


On Friday, a panel discussion looking at corn from the perspective of end users in the livestock and poultry industries will feature representatives from the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Chicken Council.


The group will meet again in August.


NCGA’s AIC works to ensure stakeholders throughout the industry exchange information on key issues and work collectively to ensure fair and equitable policies that foster continued growth.  To learn more about NCGA, please visit