Indonesian embassy takes two day journey through MN farm country

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) had the opportunity to serve as the guide for the Indonesian embassy on a tour of southern Minnesota farm country. The two-day journey brought the group to family corn farms, agricultural businesses, and a co-op to demonstrate the quality and breadth of Minnesota’s ag sector.

Members of the Indonesia delegation included Republic of Indonesia Consul General Rosmalawati Chalid and Agriculture Attache Rindayuni Triavini, along with other representatives from the Southeast Asia country.

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Innovation Grant Spotlight: Evaluating variable rate nitrogen programs

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The 2018 Innovation Grant Program is underway, with 12 farmers receiving grants from Minnesota corn to lead projects focused on nitrogen management. Throughout the summer we will be highlighting ongoing projects focused on how to better manage nitrogen and protect water quality. To learn more about each completed and ongoing project, click here.

Today’s farmers are focused on nitrogen use efficiency to both limit expenses on the farm and prevent the loss of nitrogen to ground and surface water.

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Harold Wolle

MCGA Chairman Wolle seeks NCGA Corn Board position

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board member Harold Wolle is running for a position on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board. Wolle is one of seven candidates vying for a position on the Corn Board, which will be voted on at Corn Congress next week (July 18-19).

Now in his seventh year serving on the MCGA board, Wolle hopes to join the Corn Board as it works to overcome hurdles and continue building corn demand,

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Field day on July 17 takes comprehensive look at cover crop strategies

As part of its mission to make farming more productive and sustainable through soil health, the Soil Health Partnership is holding a field day Tuesday, July 17, in Buffalo Lake for an up-close look at cover crop strategies.

Hosted on the farm of Brian Ryberg, who is a Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Participant, the field day is titled “Growing Farm Returns through Soil Health.” From 1:30 p.m.

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Groundwater Protection Rule: Your input is needed

The formal rulemaking process for the Groundwater Protection Rule continues to move forward. Five public Administrative Law Judge hearings will be held around the state starting next week and written comments on the proposed  rule may be submitted through August 2. It is vital all corn farmers engage in this process and provide comment to ensure the rule accomplishes its goal of protecting the state’s groundwater while making sense in implementation.

To help growers stay up to date on the rule and better understand the formal rulemaking process,

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