Alabama Soybean & Corn Association

As a farmer, you work from dawn to dusk. You plan.  You  budget. You worry. You sweat. You hope. You pray. And yet, one stroke of a pen in Washington, DC can do as much to make or break your profitability as the thousands of hours you devote to your crop each season.

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the future of the soybean and corn industry is critically important to the success of US farmers...

Congress has a lot to say about whether or not you make money...

grain farmers need to have strong representation on Capitol Hill...

News from NCGA

NCGA Applauds USDA Secretary for Outreach Efforts with Mexican President Over Corn Imports (Mon, 28 Nov 2022)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador today to discuss a looming decree proposed by the Mexican president that would ban imports of biotech corn into the country. The talks come on the heels of an aggressive campaign by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) encouraging the Biden administration to intervene in the dispute. “We are very appreciative of Secretary Vilsack for taking the lead on this issue that is so important to American corn growers,” said NCGA CEO Jon Doggett. “Today’s meeting shows that the Biden administration is listening to NCGA and American corn grower leaders and that Secretary Vilsack is willing to go to the mat for America’s farmers. This is an extremely important development.” A statement released tonight by USDA showed how strongly Secretary Vilsack feels about this issue. “We must find a way forward soon and I emphasized in no uncertain terms that – absent an acceptable resolution of the issue – the U.S. Government would be forced to consider all options, including taking formal steps to enforce our legal rights under the USMCA,” Vilsack said in a statement. Pres. López Obrador has promised to enact a decree that would end imports of corn grown using biotech and certain herbicides by 2024. Biotech corn makes up over 90% of U.S. corn crops. NCGA has been at the forefront of this issue. In a Reuters article published in September, NCGA called on USTR to intervene in the dispute and then followed up with an op-ed that reached across Washington. NCGA has also worked closely with Congress on the issue. “We will continue to press this issue with the Biden administration and other policymakers,” said Doggett. “But having the secretary of USDA in our corner comes as a great relief, as you can’t ask for a tougher or better advocate than Secretary Vilsack.”

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Finish Strong This Harvest Submit NCYC Yield Results Today (Mon, 28 Nov 2022)
As farmers across the country wrap up harvest, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) reminds them of one important step for many – submitting yield results for contest entries in the 2022 National Corn Yield Contest. Only days remain to complete this important task. All harvest results must be submitted by the deadline of November 30 to be included in the 2022 rankings. The contest winners will be announced on December 14. Enter your harvest results online, click here. Contact NCYC at 636-733-5512 or email with any questions.

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