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MCGA applauds Governor’s actions to support biofuel production

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) commends Governor Tim Walz for issuing an executive order establishing the Governor’s Council on Biofuels. The announcement is a first step to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality through renewable fuels, helping Minnesota reach their environmental goals while benefiting rural communities.

Governor Walz, Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson, Heartland Corn Products CEO Gary Anderson and MCGA President Brian Thalmann held a media event at Thalmann’s farm on Monday to commemorate the signing of the executive order.

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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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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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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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New Minnesota AgriGrowth director sets focus on trade

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

From railroads to power companies, makers of pet food and makers of ice cream, corn farmers to craft brewers—the reach of the agriculture and food sector in Minnesota is extraordinary. And the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council is the group that brings them all together.

Minnesota AgriGrowth sees itself as the organization that promotes conversation, visions of common ground, and speaking with one voice to strengthen Minnesota agriculture,

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Festival to celebrate opening of ag-focused Arboretum exhibit

(While focused on the future, the Farm at the Arb exhibit will also honor agriculture’s past with a renovated red barn.)

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will for the first time tell the story of modern Minnesota agriculture in a new farm exhibit opening in September. Supported by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), the “Farm at the Arb” provides the arboretum’s more than 500,000 annual visitors an up close look at how food is grown today.

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MCGA director Tom Haag re-elected to NCGA Corn Board

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board member Tom Haag was re-elected to the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board last week during July Corn Congress in Washington, D.C. Haag, who farms in Eden Valley, will serve a second term as a Corn Board member after he was first elected in 2016.

A past president of MCGA, Haag farms corn and soybeans with his son, Nathan. He was first elected to the MCGA board of directors in 2010.

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Corn farmers to take center stage at MCGA Night with Minnesota United on Aug. 4

(Photo courtesy of Minnesota United FC)

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association partnered with Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United for their first season at beautiful Allianz Field in St. Paul. An opportunity to promote the state’s corn farmers, the season-long partnership culminates with MCGA Night as the United take on the Portland Timbers on Aug. 4.

The corn-themed party begins prior to kick-off in the plaza outside Allianz Field with Twin Cities Road Crew and Minnesota Corn mascot Maizey.

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MCGA will be a can’t-miss stop at Farmfest

Farmfest returns to Gilfillan Estates near Morgan Aug. 6-8, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will again be a can’t-miss stop in Tent 702.

MCGA is excited to share the many ways our corn growers are building a sustainable future for the state’s ag sector and all Minnesotans.

Stop by the tent to learn about MCGA’s efforts to finally remove the outdated barrier restricting sales of E15 during the summer months.

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U.S. Rep. Angie Craig discusses ag policy on local farm

Congresswoman Craig met with the Devney family at their farm

Earlier this week U.S. Representative Angie Craig traveled to the Farmington farm of Pat Devney, who is a board member for the Dakota/Rice Corn and Soybean Growers. The visit was a great opportunity to host Craig on a family farm to discuss today’s challenges and policy impacting growers in our state.

Joined by Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Vice President Les Anderson,

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