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2013-12-20 23:02:20

Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win Eight National Titles in 2013 Contest Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 DuPont congratulates David Hula of Charles City, Va., for breaking the corn yield world record with Pioneer® brand hybrid P2088YHR in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest announced today. Winning the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category, David Hula produced an entry of 454.98 bushels per acre, the highest mark ever recorded...

2008-08-07 15:00:49

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The National Corn Growers Association hailed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision today to deny a request to reduce the renewable fuels standard as growers prepare for the second-largest corn harvest in history and consumers clamor for solutions to high gasoline prices. "We're very grateful but not surprised by the EPA's decision, given the fact that projections are calling for another bountiful harvest," said NCGA President Ron...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Herb Meeker, Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. Jul. 30--MATTOON -- Mary Holmes of the National Corn Growers Association realizes that selling the public on the need for alternative fuels is far from the homestretch. "Ethanol is not the only answer, but it is part of the answer," Holmes said Tuesday during a presentation at the Lake Land College Agronomy Day. "We need to get out there more with information. We need to get the facts out to the public." She distributed a list of corn...

2008-06-30 15:02:24

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The National Corn Growers Association today welcomed the news that U.S. corn growers have planted more corn acres than projected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an earlier report. At 87.327 million acres, planted corn acreage is approximately 1.3 million acres above the agency's March Prospective Plantings report. "This extra acreage has helped protect our corn supply at a time when flooding has threatened the industry," said Ron...

2006-07-10 16:19:07

WASHINGTON -- Ethanol is far from a cure-all for the nation's energy problems. It's not as environmentally friendly as some supporters claim and would supply only 12 percent of U.S. motoring fuel - even if every acre of corn were used. A number of researchers, the latest in a report Monday, are warning about exaggerated expectations that ethanol could dramatically change America's dependence on foreign oil by shifting motorists away from gasoline. As far as alternative fuels are concerned,...

2005-06-13 06:40:00

WASHINGTON -- Farm and oil industry lobbyists are waging a pitched battle of dueling facts and figures on the costs of corn-blended ethanol as the U.S. Senate prepares to debate an energy bill that would double its use. The National Corn Growers Association and other backers of a plan to require U.S. refiners to blend 8 billion gallons of ethanol into gasoline a year by 2012 say it will give the oil-addicted economy a home-grown substitute. Gasoline prices should fall as more ethanol is...

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