MCGA to advocate for federal priorities in Washington

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) directors will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to meet with fellow corn farmer leaders from other states during National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Congress. During the meeting, corn farmer leaders will gather to debate grassroots resolutions that will determine federal positions on policy impacting corn famers.

Minnesota Corn directors will also spend time on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, agriculture committee leadership,

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The latest farm research showcased at U of M Field Day

(Professor Jeff Coulter discusses the latest in corn agronomy at the field day)

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The annual Agronomy Field Tour at the University of Minnesota Southern Outreach and Research Center in Waseca brought out University of Minnesota researchers to discuss the latest research impacting on-farm practices. Here are some highlights:

Nitrogen rates

Assistant Professor Fabian Fernandez presented the latest work on nitrogen rates.

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The latest on Prevented Planting, Disaster Aid, and Trade Assistance

Farmers nationwide have been impacted by poor weather, low prices and trade disruption. Crop insurance, disaster assistance and trade assistance payments will help farmers survive what has been a challenging 2019 crop season, but many questions still exist around what each will entail.

Prevented Planting

Farmers who were prevented from planting a crop will receive a portion of their crop insurance guarantee without the benefit of the harvest price option. For corn,

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U.S. Rep. Angie Craig discusses ag policy on local farm

Congresswoman Craig met with the Devney family at their farm

Earlier this week U.S. Representative Angie Craig traveled to the Farmington farm of Pat Devney, who is a board member for the Dakota/Rice Corn and Soybean Growers. The visit was a great opportunity to host Craig on a family farm to discuss today’s challenges and policy impacting growers in our state.

Joined by Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Vice President Les Anderson,

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Winslow elected to MCR&PC chair

Gary Prescher (right) hands over the gavel and leadership of the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council to Scott Winslow

The Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) elected Scott Winslow as its chairman for 2019-2020. Winslow is a farmer from Fountain, who grows corn and soybeans and raises Swine. He was elected to the MCR&PC in 2015.

“I look forward to working on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers to ensure we are taking the best action to build a more sustainable future on the farm,” Winslow said.

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