Ethanol-themed "Tasseldega Nights" packs 'em in at Elko Speedway

To accommodate the rush of people streaming into Elko Speedway on Saturday night for the first-ever “Tasseldega Nights,” an overflow parking lot had to be opened.

Then another overflow lot was opened.

And finally a third overflow lot became necessary.

In all, between 7,000 and 8,000 people attended “Tasseldega Nights” and received free admission to the races courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA).

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The many uses for corn on a family cattle and dairy farm

By Andrea Tomschin, MCGA Agvocate

My family and I have about 25 beef cows and grow 120 acres of corn and soybeans on our farm near Alden, Minnesota.

Growing up I have always had a passion for raising and showing beef cattle, and although we both raise cattle and crop farm, I have always thought that our cattle was what made our farm successful each year. After talking with my parents,

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Minnesota Corn Growers Association Selects 2014-15 Student Agvocates

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has selected three college students to serve as Agvocates in 2014-15.

Maria Wingert, Plainview, University of Minnesota; Kendra Davis, Glenville, South Dakota State University; and Taylor Broderius, Hector, University of Minnesota, will spend the next year developing their agriculture leadership skills while working on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.

MCGA student Agvocates help corn farmers connect with the non-farming public on college campuses and at events throughout Minnesota.

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Don’t be fooled by fuel system cleaner’s bogus ethanol claims

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Snake Oil (noun): Something that is sold as medicine but that is not really useful or helpful in any way.

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I am not a “car guy”
Spend a few minutes browsing the auto care section at your local Wal-Mart and you’re bound to come across products that use ethanol to try and scare you into pulling out your wallet and buying them.

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Frustrating spring for farmers in Northern Minnesota

By Aaron Vipond, MCGA Agvocate

You wake up in the morning, look at forecast, and think to yourself – rain again.

This seems to be the rule this spring for farmers in Northern Minnesota and not the exception. As many around the state have experienced it, it has been a very frustrating spring for planting, especially up here in Northern Minnesota. Mother nature just simply has not been cooperating this year,

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