Field Work podcast to host a meet-and-greet in Minnesota Corn tent during Farmfest

Mitchell Hora (left) and Zach Johnson are the hosts of Field Work

Another reason the Minnesota Corn tent will be the place to be at Farmfest: The hosts of the Field Work podcast will be taking over Tent 702 on Tuesday for a meet-and-greet before they record an episode of the show at Farmfest later in the day.

From noon till 1pm on Tuesday, Hosts Zach Johnson,

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USDA announces second round of trade support for farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released county payment rates for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) today. Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann released the following statement:

“The state’s corn farmers appreciate the quick rollout of the MFP program and USDA’s efforts to better reflect the impact of ongoing trade disputes. While we look forward to learning more about the program, Minnesota’s corn farmers continue to prioritize long-term solutions supporting corn farmers,

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Corn celebrated as key ingredient in national whiskey competition

The annual Heartland Whiskey Competition is an opportunity to highlight the important role corn farmers play in creating premium whiskey distilled nationwide. The 2019 Heartland Whiskey Competition, held in Chicago, featured only craft distilleries that incorporate corn in their mix of grains used to make whiskey.

Four Minnesota distilleries qualified and took part in the competition, with Far North Spirits, located in Hallock, taking the top prize for Best of State. The award was limited to 13 corn-producing states,

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WCCO Radio to join Minnesota Corn at Farmfest

(WCCO Host Dave Lee will return to the MCGA tent to speak with Minnesota Corn and other stakeholders from Minnesota’s ag sector)

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has again partnered with WCCO News Radio and Fluence Media to help bring Farmfest to a statewide listening audience. Like last year, WCCO will again be broadcasting live on-site in the MCGA tent, sharing the latest from Minnesota agriculture at the trade show.

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Minnesota Corn advocates for top priorities in Washington

(Chief Agricultural Negotiator Greg Doud met with Minnesota Corn directors)

Minnesota Corn farmer leaders spent last week in Washington D.C. meeting with fellow directors from other state organizations and spending time on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Minnesota’s congressional delegations, agriculture committee leaders and key federal agencies to advocate for policy priorities important to all Minnesota corn famers.

While in Washington, farmer leaders participated in Corn Congress sessions with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).

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