National Corn Growers Association President and Texas farmer Wesley Spurlock today issued the following statement:
“NCGA congratulates Scott Pruitt as the next U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. We look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt to continue the progress being made in agriculture toward more sustainable farming practices. NCGA anticipates a fresh and productive approach to providing the nation with cleaner air and water through reasonable regulations and sound science. We are appreciative of the commitments Administrator Pruitt made during his confirmation hearings toward implementing the Renewable Fuel Standard in line with congressional intent.”
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.