Get to know “A Greater Minnesota” and its vision for Minnesota agriculture

The following was authored by A Greater Minnesota, which is a coalition of organizations dedicated to good farms, food and jobs in the state. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is one of eight members supporting its mission to make Minnesota a leading state in agriculture. 

Through A Greater Minnesota (AGM), our goal is to make Minnesota a leading state in agriculture and a greater competitor in the global food economy.

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MCGA states concern with proposed RVO in submitted comments

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association joined the National Corn Growers Association and other state organizations around the country in submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addressing concerns with the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

In his comments, MCGA President Kirby Hettver said the state’s corn growers were pleased to see conventional biofuels remain at 15 billion gallons in the 2019 RVO; however,

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Corn and photosynthesis at Farm Camp

By Kenzie Barth, Minnesota Corn Growers Association intern

This week, District Field Manager Cara Soukup and I went to Farm Camp! August 13th and 14th we were at FarmAmerica in Waseca, and on the 16th we went to Wolf Creek Dairy in Dundas. Farm Camp is an opportunity for students in grades 3 – 6 to learn about agriculture from a range of commodity groups. It was my first time at Farm Camp and I had a great time teaching campers about corn!

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2018 Minnesota Corn Research Directory available now

The 2018 Research Directory is available now for farmers interested in an overview of research projects jointly funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) through the Minnesota corn check-off.

The 2018 directory features the latest on research focused on agronomy and plant genetics, corn utilization, fuels and emissions, livestock, soil fertility, water quality, and projects through the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program.

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Another great Farmfest in the books for the state’s corn growers

Another great Farmfest wrapped up last Thursday, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) tent was again a popular stop for the many attendees interested in learning more about the impact of the state’s corn growers.

Visitors to the tent learned about the many ways corn farmers and their families contribute to the economic well-being of the state through the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative. Part of that story was highlighting Minnesota corn farmers’ continued investment in upgraded fuel infrastructure to bring higher blends of ethanol to market and increase overall corn demand.

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