The National Corn Growers Association joined with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Seed Trade Association in late April to host officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture for demonstrations on planting practices, seed treatments, and equipment innovations that are bringing continuous improvement to sustainable farming practices.
The field day took place on the working farm of NCGA Chairman Chip Bowling in Newburg, Maryland.
“Farmers care deeply about keeping America’s land, water, and air safe for our families, our neighbors, and our communities. The National Corn Growers Association is committed to farming sustainably and protecting those resources for future generations,” said Bowling. “Technology is key to making farming even more sustainable. That’s why it’s important that the people who regulate our industry understand how we use these tools and technologies on our farms. It was a great event, and we hope to keep working with these individuals in the future.”
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.