Groups & Organizations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5602/more en New NCGA leader: Chris Novak http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/new-ncga-leader-chris-novak <div class="field-deck"> Corn association welcomes pork industry leader Chris Novak as CEO. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ask about the qualities of Chris Novak, the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) new chief executive officer, and common themes quickly become apparent. Members of the NCGA selection committee, which picked Novak to succeed retiring CEO Rick Tolman, call Novak “strategic.” John Johnson, National Pork Board acting CEO, who worked under Novak there, calls him “a strategic thinker par excellence.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/new-ncga-leader-chris-novak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/new-ncga-leader-chris-novak#comments Corn Issues National Corn Growers Association Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:10:00 +0000 95171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: Buffer strips, best management practices protect Iowa’s West Buttrick Creek http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2014-conservation-legacy-awards-buffer-strips-best-management-practices-protect-iowa-s- <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton </div> <div class="field-deck"> Winning the west </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Ausberger farm features a number of acres in the Wetland Reserve Program, along with generous buffers in sensitive areas along the creek. “We have planted around 30,000 trees in the riparian buffer on one 200-acre tract,” he points out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2014-conservation-legacy-awards-buffer-strips-best-management-practices-protect-iowa-s-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2014-conservation-legacy-awards-buffer-strips-best-management-practices-protect-iowa-s-#comments Conservation Conservation American Soybean Association Sat, 01 Feb 2014 16:14:00 +0000 89631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The Ausberger family maintains generous buffers and plants trees to improve water quality in West Buttrick Creek.</p> Photo: Dean Houghton 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: Indiana farm balances pigs, cover crops, natural nutrients; boosts wildlife http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2014-conservation-legacy-awards-indiana-farm-balances-pigs-cover-crops-natural-nutrient <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton </div> <div class="field-deck"> Wetland wonder </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many farmers claim to live and breathe the conservation ethic, but Mark and Phyllis Legan literally do just that. Their home in west central Indiana, near the town of Coatesville, sits in an oasis featuring a pond, a constructed wetland area, thousands of trees and abundant wildlife.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2014-conservation-legacy-awards-indiana-farm-balances-pigs-cover-crops-natural-nutrient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2014-conservation-legacy-awards-indiana-farm-balances-pigs-cover-crops-natural-nutrient#comments Conservation Conservation American Soybean Association Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:48:00 +0000 89621 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The Legans operate approximately 1,000 acres of row crops, primarily in a corn/soybean rotation, planted in a no-till system.</p> Photo: Dean Houghton EPA Maintains Key RFS Volumes for 2013, Signals Potential Changes to 2014 Volumes http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/epa-maintains-key-rfs-volumes-2013-signals-potential-changes-2014-volumes <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the finalization of its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013 for conventional biofuels, cellulosic biofuels and the total amount of Advanced Biofuels. EPA had previously finalized the 2013 volume requirements for biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion gallons.

</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/epa-maintains-key-rfs-volumes-2013-signals-potential-changes-2014-volumes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/energy/epa-maintains-key-rfs-volumes-2013-signals-potential-changes-2014-volumes#comments Energy American Soybean Association Biodiesel Organizations Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:07:00 +0000 82622 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn Growers Form International Maize Alliance to Focus on Biotechnology, Food Security, Stewardship, Trade Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/corn-growers-form-international-maize-alliance-focus-biotechnology-food-security-stewardship- <div class="field-deck"> First-ever pact among largest corn exporting nations signals joint effort on GMO use. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Corn growers from the world’s three largest corn exporting nations will collaborate on a global initiative to resolve common problems that restrict trade under a unique pact signed by grower leaders in May at Argentina’s MAIZAR corn congress. The agreement – the first of its kind among corn grower groups – creates The International Maize Alliance (MAIZALL), which will work on biotechnology, food security, stewardship and trade issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/corn-growers-form-international-maize-alliance-focus-biotechnology-food-security-stewardship-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/corn-growers-form-international-maize-alliance-focus-biotechnology-food-security-stewardship-#comments Issues corn production National Corn Growers Association Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:05:00 +0000 80362 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn Farmers Return to Washington, D.C., in Advertising, Educational Campaign http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/corn-farmers-return-washington-dc-advertising-educational-campaign <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For the fifth year in a row, policymakers in our nation’s capital are learning about the U.S. family farmers who produce corn, our nation’s top crop, as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition program. Once again, the program, which is sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and its state affiliates, showcases how innovative and high-tech corn farmers have become by introducing a foundation of facts about farmers and farming.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/corn-farmers-return-washington-dc-advertising-educational-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/corn-farmers-return-washington-dc-advertising-educational-campaign#comments Issues National Corn Growers Association Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:22:00 +0000 79642 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farming is a Way of Life, Not a 'System' http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farming-way-life-not-system <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As a farmer, one of the many whom Jonathan Foley regards as “the hardest working people in America” and as “pillars of their communities,” I would like to speak out about how today’s corn farmers, their trade associations and others whom Foley has vilified have not only rethought the so-called “corn system,” but are continually improving it. Thanks to technology in the tractor and on the field, and smart agronomic practices like conservation tillage, things are only getting better. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farming-way-life-not-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farming-way-life-not-system#comments Corn Issues Crops National Corn Growers Association Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:09:00 +0000 76301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Commodity Classic 2013: Transition, Marketing, Agvocating, Palm Trees & Rock-and-Roll http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/commodity-classic-2013-transition-marketing-agvocating-palm-trees-rock-and-roll <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p> Commodity Classic 2013 was held in Kissimmee, Fla. There were many educational sessions for farmers, from soybean secrets to transitioning the farm, new-product introductions to marketing plans. The general session captivated all attendees, offering viewpoints from commodity groups and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. There was fun with all the learning, too. World Classic Rockers provided entertainment, and palm trees provided a beautiful view. And don't forget about the trade show with exhibitors from all areas of agriculture. If you weren't there, here's a quick recap of a busy, informative, warm three days.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/commodity-classic-2013-transition-marketing-agvocating-palm-trees-rock-and-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/commodity-classic-2013-transition-marketing-agvocating-palm-trees-rock-and-roll#comments Issues American Soybean Association Commodity Classic National Corn Growers Association Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:54:00 +0000 76261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com ASA Joins Fellow Farm Groups in Opposing Lopsided Farm Program Cuts http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/asa-joins-fellow-farm-groups-opposing-lopsided-farm-program-cuts <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this morning, the American Soybean Association (ASA) joined 11 other national farm groups in opposing disproportionate cuts to farm programs as part of the recently introduced American Family Economic Protection Act advanced by Senate Democrats to avert cuts under the sequestration set to take effect March 1.
</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/asa-joins-fellow-farm-groups-opposing-lopsided-farm-program-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/asa-joins-fellow-farm-groups-opposing-lopsided-farm-program-cuts#comments Issues American Soybean Association Farm Bill Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:54:00 +0000 75791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com ASA Relays Priorities to USDA, EPA in Washington Meetings http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/asa-relays-priorities-usda-epa-washington-meetings <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmer leaders from the American Soybean Association (ASA) met last week with officials from the USDA and EPA to relay the association’s critical policy priorities to the administration of President Barack Obama for the coming year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/asa-relays-priorities-usda-epa-washington-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/asa-relays-priorities-usda-epa-washington-meetings#comments Issues American Soybean Association Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:23:00 +0000 75301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com