First District Candidate Jim Hagedorn visits Al-Corn Clean Fuel

Running to represent Minnesota’s first congressional district, Jim Hagedorn visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont Thursday evening to discuss the importance of Minnesota’s ethanol industry for the state’s economy and its corn growers.

Organized through the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) worked with Al-Corn to invite Hagedorn to the newly expanded plant for a tour and discussion on issues impacting the state’s ethanol industry.

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Promotion events across Twin Cities offer drivers savings on ethanol-blended fuels

Over the next two weeks, drivers across the Twin Cities metro will have an opportunity to save extra at the pump by attending one of many fuel promotions events and topping off their tank with ethanol-blended fuels.

At each of the below events, discounts will be available on 88 Octane, which is approved for all vehicles 2001 and newer. Now offered at more than 300 locations in Minnesota, 88 Octane offers consumers a lower-priced,

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Senate candidate Karin Housley visits corn farm to discuss issues impacting growers

U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley traveled to the farm of Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) director Les Anderson on Monday morning. Housley, who currently serves in the Minnesota Senate representing District 39, spent the morning discussing issues impacting the state’s corn growers while enjoying a combine ride and a tour of the Cannon Falls farm.

Housley’s visit was organized as part of the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative, which was launched to bring candidates for elected office to family corn farms to raise awareness of the importance of corn farming in our state.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture launches resource for farmers dealing with stress

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture launched MinnesotaFarmStress.com as a quick way to find people and organizations that are able to help Minnesota farmers and farm families with unique challenges on the farm.

At MinnesotaFarmStress.com, visitors can clearly see the various resources available to help with financial, emotional, legal, family and other challenges on the farm.

Resources include the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline at 833-600-2670, which is answered 24/7 by staff who are trained to help farmers who are struggling with stress or depression.

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National Corn Growers Association Fields-of-Corn Contest wants your harvest photos

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the Fifth-Annual Fields-of-Corn Contest, calling for both amateur and professional photographers to help share the story of farming field corn in America. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it.

Open for entries until November 30, 2018, the Fields-of-Corn photo contest offers a free opportunity for photographers to share their work while competing for 25 cash prizes.

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