Nitrogen Smart seminar continues from the comfort of your home

Nitrogen Smart recently wrapped up its fourth year of seminars
across Minnesota farm country focused on the fundamentals of nitrogen
management. For farmers unable to attend, University of Minnesota Extension
launched an online version of Nitrogen Smart that farmers can now take
year-round at home.

An identical curriculum to in-person seminars, Nitrogen Smart’s new and interactive training program creates a unique experience for producers based on their own operation and region.

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Study shows cover crops are effective in reducing nitrate loss in drainage tile

To better protect water quality throughout Minnesota, the
state’s corn growers are investing in research preventing nitrogen loss on the
farm. Cover crops have recently emerged as an effective tool to help keep the
vital nutrient for corn productions where it belongs—in the soil.

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) supported a study that examines the role cover crops play in reducing nitrogen loss to surface waters through tile drainage.

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MCGA represents state’s ag sector at President Trump roundtable

MCGA directors Bryan Biegler, Les Anderson, Kirby Hettver, Tim Waibel and Brian Thalmann attended the roundtable

President Donald Trump was in Burnsville on Monday for a Tax Day roundtable, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) was invited to be part of the event representing the state’s ag sector.

While not able to speak directly with President Trump, the
roundtable was a great opportunity for MCGA directors to discuss the importance
of trade,

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Seed treatment stewardship should be top-of-mind this planting season

While
it may be hard to believe, planting season will eventually arrive for Minnesota
farmers. In advance of hitting the field, farmers are reminded of the
importance of good seed stewardship.

The
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has released the Guide to Seed Treatment
Stewardship, a 
four-part
guide covering the safe handling and transport of seeds, as well as the storage,
planting and disposal of treated seeds. Here is a brief overview on steps for
stewardship of treated seed:

  • Follow directions on treated seed
    container labeling for handling,

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MCGA partners with Minnesota United for inaugural season at Allianz Field

Photo courtesy of Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC kicked off their home schedule on Saturday in brand new Allianz Field, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) was along for the ride as fans enjoyed the start of the season in the state-of-the-art stadium.

MCGA has partnered with the Minnesota United since they
became a Major League Soccer team in 2017. The partnership continues to be a
terrific opportunity for MCGA to connect with a young,

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