MCR&PC member sees growth of Moroccan farming firsthand

Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) member Chad Willis recently joined the U.S. Grains Council in Morocco to see the country’s emerging ag sector up close and its opportunities for American agricultural exports.

The group of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley and livestock farmers visited the facilities and farms that support Moroccan agriculture, which employs nearly 40 percent of the country’s labor force. While historically farming was limited to people only producing enough to feed their families,

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Take action now: Help protect the RFS

President Trump vowed to protect hard-working farmers and homegrown fuels like ethanol. But Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his home-state oil refiners want President Trump to betray that promise, just to boost surging profits for a few oil refiners.

After yesterday’s meeting at the White House, Cruz claims the administration is now “close” to accepting oil-backed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs); changes that would significantly threaten corn farmers in Minnesota and across the country.

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County corn associations offer scholarships to local students

County corn grower associations throughout Minnesota are offering scholarships to local students interested in a career in agriculture. Ranging from $500 to more than $3,000, below you will find information on each and how you can apply.

With due dates coming fast, be sure to find your local county organization and apply today!

Dakota/Rice County Corn & Soybean Growers: Apply here

  • Who qualifies: High school seniors planning on studying an agriculture-related field
  • Amount: $3,200
  • Deadline: March 14
  • The recipient of the scholarship will also receive a sponsorship to attend the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leadership Conference

Dodge County Corn &

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Setting the stage for profitability: Political engagement

By investing in the Minnesota corn check-off, our state’s corn farmers are setting the stage for profitability. While low commodity prices are a point of stress, allocating resources to improving the areas we can control is more important than ever. Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting how your investment is doing just that.

The legislative session is underway, as policy makers convene in St.

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Richard Syverson joins MCGA board of directors

Richard Syverson, who farms in Pope County near Clontarf, is one of the newest additions to the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board of directors. Syverson, who was a longtime MCGA regional representative prior to joining the board, will represent district four after being elected at MN Ag EXPO 2018 in January.

Syverson farms corn and soybeans, as well as feeds Holstein steers, on his 1,200 acre farm. He has farmed with his family for 38 years.

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