Supercomputing comes to Ag

(University of Minnesota Supercomputing Experts Kevin Silverstein and Naomi Hospodarsky will help the Soil Health Partnership bring powerful analysis to its data.)

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The power of supercomputing has helped bring new levels of accuracy to many areas, including weather forecasts as one example.

A National Corn Growers Association initiative, the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) has begun working with the University of Minnesota’s interdisciplinary supercomputing group called GEMS to bring that predictive power to conservation agriculture.

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The 7 most-read stories from 2019

While most farmers won’t be sad to see it go, 2019 was a year when farmers persevered despite the challenges on the farm. The most-read stories from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) blog last year highlight the resilient nature of the state’s corn farmers and their determination to build a brighter future on the farm:

  1. Prevented planting: Deadlines, resources for farmers impacted by wet spring: Not a particularly uplifting most-read story from the past year,
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New ebook highlights research bringing corn to new markets

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association supports nearly $4 million in research year, with a large part of that investment going towards projects that increase demand for corn. MCGA’s highlights this exciting research in its latest ebook: The Expanding Role of Corn.

Free to download, the e-book dives into four projects by speaking with the researchers who are leading them. Each has the potential to bring corn to previously unthinkable markets while also producing products with tremendous environmental benefits.

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Chat with leading researchers about corn farmer-funded projects at EXPO

(Brock Olson will be one of five Innovation Grant participants at MN Ag EXPO on Jan. 22)

Leading researchers will return to MN Ag EXPO Jan. 22 and 23 to showcase their projects bringing new levels of innovation to modern farm practices and expanding markets for corn. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the research supported by the corn check-off from the researchers leading each project.

On Tuesday,

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E15: Act Now!

Final RVO rule falls short of protecting the RFS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations rule, setting renewable fuel volume requirements for the upcoming year. The final rule uses a three-year average of the Department of Energy (DOE) recommended waivers as an estimate for 2020 waivers rather than an average of actual gallons waived by the EPA, as advocated for by corn farmers and biofuel producers

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Les Anderson released the following statement in response to today’s rule:

“In the more than 350 comments submitted by Minnesota’s corn farmers to the EPA,

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