Local

National Corn Growers Defending RFS And Pushing For Farm Bill

National Corn Growers Defending RFS And Pushing For Farm Bill

National Corn Grower members are in Washington DC this week for their Corn Congress. President Pam Johnson says their top priority is pushing lawmakers to get a five year farm bill approved before the present one expires the end of September.

Johnson says their second priority is defending the Renewable Fuel Standard which has come under attack from oil interests seeking to repeal it. She says the RFS has proven to not only benefit corn growers but also rural communities by providing jobs and to consumers by lessening dependence on foreign energy sources.

Johnson says it really makes a difference when producers contact their legislators and make their views known.

Corn growers are also talking about production and stewardship, trade policy and biotechnology, research and business development and grower services.

Recent Headlines

in National

FCC rules Internet companies must act in ‘public interest’

netneutrality

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."

in Agriculture

Paddlefish Season Opens March 1

Missouri River Mulberry Bend 60111

Paddlefish season in Iowa begins this Sunday, March 1st on the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers.

in Agriculture

raw meat

The North American Meat Institute is asking that the comment period for the 2015 Dietary Guideline recommendations be extended from…

in Agriculture

EPA Reports North Dakota Failure to Conduct Pesticide Inspections

EPA logo

EPA’s Office of Inspector General issued a report saying the North Dakota Agriculture Department failed to enforce and do pesticide inspections.

in Agriculture

E.U Weighs in on Trans Atlantic Trade Talks

DairyCows

The European Union Ag Commissioner recently said during the Trans Atlantic Trade talks that issues over 95 percent of geographical indicators will be non controversial.