Farmer comments needed by Sept. 20 for Minnesota River pollutant strategy

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently released reports detailing the health of the Minnesota River and the actions needed to reduce sediment and other pollutants impacting it. Minnesota’s corn farmers have until Sept. 20 to submit comments detailing on-farm practices used today that protect the long-term health of the river. Corn farmers who farm in the Minnesota River Basin are encouraged to submit comments.

Released earlier this year, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report details the Minnesota River’s declining health due to rising sediment,

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MCGA returns to Big Iron Farm Show

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association will be making its return to the Big Iron Farm Show in Fargo, held Sept. 10-12. Located in C-50, MCGA staff, directors and county leaders will be on-hand throughout the event chatting with attendees about the latest from the world of corn.

Attendees are encouraged to stop at the booth and learn about the many ways Minnesota’s corn farmers are driving growth in the state, including record-setting sales of ethanol-blended fuels,

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Minnesota United to hold soccer clinic open to MCGA members

The Minnesota United soccer team will be bringing their expertise to Minnesota farm country later this month by hosting a clinic for Greater Minnesota youth interested in honing their soccer skills. The event is part of a season-long partnership between the Major League Soccer club and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) that shares information about corn farming and farm families with an engaged Twin Cities’ metro audience.

Minnesota United field staff and a member of the United team will be holding the soccer clinic in Farmington on Sept.

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Grassroots efforts demand action in response to EPA waivers

The power of grassroots efforts came through last week when Minnesota’s corn farmers submitted more than 700 comments, over 300 to both President Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demanding actions are taken to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The passionate response from the ag community followed news in late July that the EPA would approve 31 small refinery waivers, removing an additional 1.43 billion gallons of U.S. biofuels from the nation’s supply.

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Minnesota’s corn growers, pollinators spotlighted at MCGA Night with the Saints

(MCGA Executive Director presented Bee Lab representatives Marla Spivak and Dan Cariveau a $5,000 check as part of the festivities)

As part of its season-long partnership with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), the St. Paul Saints celebrate the great work of the state’s corn farmers at one game each year. MCGA Night with the Saints this year took place on Aug. 30 during the final home stand of the year for the ball club.

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