September Minnesota Corn Growers Association Update

September Minnesota Corn Growers Association Update

September 3, 2021 Did You Know Farm News 0
 EP. 23 – Congressional Rep. Cheri Bustos and the Next Generation Fuels Act: A Full Tank of Good Policy The fifth-term Congresswoman from Illinois is the recipient of the NCGA’s President’s Award.  The Next Generation Fuels Act is poised to reinforce the market for American ethanol, and it’s been introduced in Congress with bipartisan support. And in this episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who was honored with the NCGA President’s Award this year for her support as sponsor of the Next Generation Fuels Act. She’ll outline the specifics of the bill, share the outlook from Washington and detail what you can do to make sure this important piece of legislation becomes law.   LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE  

USDA Approves Crop Insurance Option for Corn Growers Who ‘Split-Apply’ Nitrogen In response to an announcement today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it will offer Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) in certain states for non-irrigated corn, NCGA released the following statement: “PACE will play an extremely important role in helping farmers navigate changing weather conditions. We applaud the Illinois Corn Growers Association and our other partners for working to develop this new insurance product and are appreciative of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for seeing its value and approving its use. We look forward to working with USDA as it rolls out this new product.” Read More  

NCGA to EPA: Don’t Saddle Farmers with Unnecessary Water Regulations Federal regulations on remote bodies of water will hurt farmers without providing any significant improvement to water quality, an NCGA leader told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today. “They [EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] must not assume that achieving desired water quality outcomes means that remote water features must be made waters of the U.S.,” said Andy Jobman, chair of NCGA’s Stewardship Action Team. “The facts simply do not support this assumption as it applies to farms, conservation practices and farmland water management.” Read More   

 Support year-round market access to E15 Long-term market access for higher ethanol blends is in jeopardy. The oil industry overturned an EPA rule that ended unnecessary restrictions on summertime E15 sales.  TAKE ACTION