What we do.
Kentucky Corn strives to create a future for Kentucky corn farmers where they can operate successfully, grow demand and foster an understanding of corn farmers and the industry.
Kentucky Corn Growers Association
The Kentucky Corn Growers Association is a grassroots organization representing the interests of more than 6,000 corn farmers throughout Kentucky. We are committed to increasing the profitability of corn production through sound policies, continued market development and strong involvement in the political process.
Kentucky Corn Promotion Council
The Kentucky Corn Promotion Council collects and administers a .0025 checkoff, which is remitted on corn sold throughout Kentucky. This special fund makes much-needed market development, promotion, education, and research possible, all of which benefit the Kentucky corn industry, agriculture, and economy.
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By Brooke S. Appleton Fall is quickly arriving in the nation’s capital and with it comes the sense that Congress has much to accomplish in a very short period with potential roadblocks along the way. Perhaps the most serious potential impediment is a looming government shutdown as Congress approaches the September 30 deadline to fund […]
In a letter to the EPA administrator, Neil Caskey, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), responds to the Scientific Advisory Board’s (SAB) draft commentary regarding the “Volume Requirements for 2023 and Beyond Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.” The SAB’s commentary raises doubts about the environmental benefits of ethanol. Caskey’s comments highlight the […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Recognizing the Commonwealth’s centuries-old distilling industry, its deep agricultural roots and its growing economic and tourism impact, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear today proclaimed September as Bourbon Heritage Month in Kentucky. The proclamation, available here, highlights the state’s $9 billion Bourbon and distilling industry, how it drives and elevates tourism across the Commonwealth […]
This article was posted in the September 5, 2023 issue of POLITICO’s Weekly Agriculture Newsletter. CORN GROWERS Q&A: Morning Agriculture (MA) caught up with Brooke S. Appleton, vice president of public policy at the National Corn Growers Association, via email to break down the group’s big farm bill priorities. The answers have been edited for […]
Independent Scientific Panel Takes Another Look At Atrazine Kentucky corn and sorghum growers took time away from their farms to testify last week before an Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) about the importance of Atrazine. The purpose of the three-day virtual meeting was to provide independent scientific feedback on EPA’s draft white paper, […]
By Brooke S. Appleton I still remember arriving in Washington, D.C., as a young congressional intern and quickly figuring out my favorite and not so favorite aspects of the city. The hot, sticky summers here were one of my least favorite parts of Washington. But the August recess, which originated because of the intense summer […]
Become a Member.
For us, grassroots means that corn farmer members are the organization. Our organization is governed by a board of directors of volunteer farmers who are elected by farmer members. Kentucky Corn Growers Association’s ability to influence policy decisions depends entirely on the strength of its membership.
By being a member, you make the Kentucky Corn Growers Association a stronger advocacy group.