Farmfest Livestream brings forums to viewers statewide

From gubernatorial candidates and senate hopefuls to the future of biofuels, the forums scheduled at Farmfest this year will be can’t-miss viewing for the state’s ag sector. For those unable to make the trip to Gilfillan Estate, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its partnership with IDEAg and Farmfest for the first-ever Farmfest Livestream of each panel discussion.

The Farmfest Livestream will make each forum held in the Wick Building viewable from home at Farmfest.com.

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MCGA testifies on Groundwater Protection Rule; Comment period extended to Aug. 15

Administrative Law Judge hearings on the Groundwater Protection Rule began Monday in Farmington, and Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Kirby Hettver was on hand to provide testimony on behalf of the state’s corn growers.

Prior to Hettver’s testimony, officials announced the written comment period for the proposed Groundwater Protection Rule was extended until Aug. 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. For farmers who are unable to attend a hearing, the additional two weeks provides more time to submit written comments during the busy summer months.

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Indonesian embassy takes two day journey through MN farm country

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) had the opportunity to serve as the guide for the Indonesian embassy on a tour of southern Minnesota farm country. The two-day journey brought the group to family corn farms, agricultural businesses, and a co-op to demonstrate the quality and breadth of Minnesota’s ag sector.

Members of the Indonesia delegation included Republic of Indonesia Consul General Rosmalawati Chalid and Agriculture Attache Rindayuni Triavini, along with other representatives from the Southeast Asia country.

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Innovation Grant Spotlight: Evaluating variable rate nitrogen programs

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The 2018 Innovation Grant Program is underway, with 12 farmers receiving grants from Minnesota corn to lead projects focused on nitrogen management. Throughout the summer we will be highlighting ongoing projects focused on how to better manage nitrogen and protect water quality. To learn more about each completed and ongoing project, click here.

Today’s farmers are focused on nitrogen use efficiency to both limit expenses on the farm and prevent the loss of nitrogen to ground and surface water.

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Harold Wolle

MCGA Chairman Wolle seeks NCGA Corn Board position

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board member Harold Wolle is running for a position on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board. Wolle is one of seven candidates vying for a position on the Corn Board, which will be voted on at Corn Congress next week (July 18-19).

Now in his seventh year serving on the MCGA board, Wolle hopes to join the Corn Board as it works to overcome hurdles and continue building corn demand,

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