Call To Action: Protect Crop Insurance

- Work on the next farm bill is underway on the floor of the U.S. Senate. But as debate begins, one of the main targets of extreme environmental groups and fiscal hawks will be the federal crop insurance program. As we know, federal crop insurance is the most critical risk management component of any farm, ensuring […]

Corn Growers Converge in DC

- Corn Congress gets underway this week as directors from both the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Corn Utilization Council will be meeting in Washington, DC to speak with our nation’s leaders and meet with corn farmers from other states to address current policy matters and elect leadership for the 2013 National Corn Growers Association […]

Farmers go grassroots in D.C.

- Corn farmers from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. this week for Corn Congress 2011 to discuss policy and meet with our nation’s leaders. Corn Congress not only allows the delegates to meet with politicians, but also delegates/farmers from other states that may share similar concerns. “Coming to Washington is always an exciting […]

Failed Anti-Ethanol Amendment is a victory for consumers

- The United States Senate stood up for America’s renewable fuels industry today as they voted against Oklahoma Senator, Tom Coburn’s anti-ethanol amendment with a vote of 59-40. The proposed amendment would have taken away the young industry’s incentives including VEETC (the blender’s credit) and the tariff on imported ethanol. The Amendment would also have raised […]

Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act is a win, win

-   With criticism of ethanol incentives mounting in D.C. and the need for a reduction in federal spending, the ethanol industry got just what it needed on Monday with the introduction of the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act. Brought forward by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN ) along with 13 original […]

Farmers Go Grassroots in D.C.

- Corn farmers from all across this great land will assemble this week in Washington D.C. for Corn Congress 2010 to discuss policy and meet with our nation’s leaders. Corn Congress not only allows the delegates to meet with representatives, but also delegates/farmers from other states that may share similar concerns. “Coming to Washington is always […]