The National Corn Growers Association Officer Team on Tuesday hosted a virtual open house for new members of the 117th Congress. Members of the freshman class representing districts in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, from both political parties participated in the event.
The virtual open house was an opportunity to begin to develop a meaningful relationship with these new members. NCGA’s Officer Team shared the organization’s legislative priorities, including support for increasing sales of higher ethanol blends through the Next Generation Fuels Act and expanding opportunities for corn in new global markets. Participants also discussed the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the positive role corn growers can play in future climate policy.
The participating members shared their priorities for the new session and were thankful for the outreach. They encouraged NCGA and farmers to continue reaching out 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.