Minnesota Corn returns to Farmfest, where trade took center stage

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association returned to Gilfillan Estate last week for Farmfest 2019. The annual event was another great opportunity for MCGA staff, directors and corn grower members to meet with Minnesota farmers, elected officials and more.

Thousands of farmers came to the Minnesota Corn tent to learn the many ways “MN Corn Grows MN” and try some sweet corn ice cream. In addition to catching up on the latest in research,

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Your help is needed to protect the RFS

President Trump’s commitment to farmers and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is being undermined by actions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

With last week’s announcement of 31 additional small refinery waivers approved, the EPA has now reduced RFS requirements by 4.04 billion gallons through retroactive refinery exemptions. We need your help today to protect the RFS from EPA actions that threaten the president’s commitment to support renewable fuels and farmers.

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Your Official Guide to the Minnesota Corn Farmfest Experience

Heading to Farmfest? The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), located in Tent 702, will once again be the place to be throughout the three-day trade show. Knowing there is a lot to see on the Farmfest grounds, here are a few items you won’t want to miss from the state’s corn farmers:

A great perk for signing up or renewing your MCGA membership

Stop by the tent and fill out and turn in a membership application for a premium head lamp with endless uses on and off the farm.

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MCR&PC member Chad Willis elected to U.S. Grains Council Secretary-Treasurer

(Chad Willis was recognized by U.S. Grains Council for five years of service in June)

Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) member Chad Willis was newly elected to Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on Wednesday. Willis was first elected to the USGC board of directors in 2017.

Willis farms corn and soybeans near Willmar with his wife, Krista. They have two children, Cooper and Amber, who work in agribusiness.

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Monthly newsletter brings young adults in ag the news they need

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to unveil the Ag Insider, a monthly e-newsletter created for future leaders in the world of agriculture. Free to subscribe, the newsletter will deliver the news young adults need to know as they pursue a career in ag.

The MCGA Ag Insider brings premium content to your inbox detailing the latest research influencing practices on the farm, policy impacting the future of agriculture, scholarship opportunities and unique events for young members of Minnesota’s ag sector.

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