National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock today issued the following statement :
“Over the past several years, corn farmers and the National Corn Growers Association have been frustrated by a number of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decisions that undermined implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and burdened farmers with unworkable regulations. We have wanted leaders within EPA who were willing to listen to stakeholders, ensure a scientific foundation for environmental rules, and uphold the law as intended by Congress. Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testified during his confirmation hearing that he would uphold the RFS and would seek to find common-sense solutions to address our nation’s environmental challenges. NCGA is encouraged by these commitments. Once Mr. Pruitt is confirmed by the Senate, we look forward to working with him to achieve these important goals.”
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.