Agriculture is critically important to both rural and urban communities in Minnesota, and our state’s more than 24,000 corn farmers and their families are a vital part of that.
“MN Corn Grows MN” is an opportunity to build better connections with candidates for elected office, and to encourage more dialogue about corn farming with all Minnesotans. Follow #MNCornGrowsMN to join the conversation.
Minnesota corn farmers are continuously working to improve and become better stewards of our state’s natural resources while maintaining a thriving rural economy. That’s why the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is committed to the following goal: Minnesota’s corn farmers will become the most sustainable and environmentally responsible corn farmers in the United States.
What do we mean by sustainability? Minnesota Corn’s approach to sustainability is made of three equally important elements, all of which relate to and influence each other.
Our model of sustainability strengthens farms and rural communities while enabling a safe and healthy quality of life for all Minnesotans.
Sustainable practices 1) responsibly manage and replenish finite resources critical to agricultural success and 2) protect and enhance the environment impacted by farming.
Sustainability provides a fair margin of profit for farmers while delivering equitably priced goods to all.
In addition to our efforts supporting innovation, promoting sustainability programs, advocating best practices and fostering new uses, public policy plays a critical role in helping Minnesota corn farmers achieve their sustainability goals. Click here to read more about current policy issues that impact Minnesota farmers.
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association will be hosting 2018 gubernatorial candidates on family farms throughout Minnesota beginning in early October. Click here to learn more. Click here for a recap of the first week of gubernatorial visits.
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