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.