In what they are calling a “first-of-its-kind partnership,” the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Corn Growers Association are joining forces to help farmers and rural communities meet the pressing challenge of protecting the environment while maximizing productivity and profit.
Chris Novak is taking over as CropLife America’s next president and CEO effective Aug. 20. Novak, who’s been serving as CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, will replace Jay Vroom, who’s held the top job at CropLife since 1989.
Now that Syngenta has agreed to pay $1.51 billion in what may be the largest agricultural litigation settlement ever in the United States, corn growers may be wondering how much they will get, and when.
A new study commissioned by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association pegged the value of U.S. feed grain and grain product exports at a whopping $18.9 billion in 2015, supporting almost three times that amount in economic output.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 - As many as 350,000 corn growers nationwide are likely to get a payment as the result of a settlement of lawsuits alleging Syngenta’s premature commercialization of a genetically engineered trait caused China to reject U.S. corn imports in 2013.