2023 April Freeze Effect on Corn and Soybean

2023 April Freeze Effect on Corn and Soybean

Chad Lee, Conner Raymond, and Carrie Knott University of Kentucky Freezing temperatures were recorded across Kentucky Monday morning, April 24, 2023. The coldest temperatures were mostly in central and eastern Kentucky, but freezing temperatures were as far west as...
NCGA: Mexico’s Proposed Ban on Biotech Corn Illegal under USMCA, Banning White Corn a Non-Starter in Negotiations

NCGA: Mexico’s Proposed Ban on Biotech Corn Illegal under USMCA, Banning White Corn a Non-Starter in Negotiations

This week, Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexican Pres. Andrés Manuel López Obrador to discuss Mexico’s promise to block biotech corn imports beginning in 2024. During the meeting, Vilsack spoke of the importance of finding an acceptable...
Corn Earns Top Spot Among Kentucky Commodities

Corn Earns Top Spot Among Kentucky Commodities

Cash receipts of Kentucky corn topped $1.2 billion last year according to the September. 1 USDA-ERS report, leading the commodities to earn a record $6.86 billion total. Soybeans, broilers, horse sales and service, and cattle rounded out the top five. David Knopf of...
Kentucky Corn Yield Forecast Lower

Kentucky Corn Yield Forecast Lower

USDA, NASS, Kentucky Field Office Corn production in Kentucky is forecast at 204 million bushels, down 26% from 2021. Based on conditions as of August 1, yield is estimated at 147 bushels per acre, down 45 bushels from last year. Acres for harvest as grain were...
Faulty Ethanol Study Gets Media Attention, Pro-Ethanol Groups Respond

Faulty Ethanol Study Gets Media Attention, Pro-Ethanol Groups Respond

You have probably seen the headlines and talking heads on TV citing a faulty study that claims ethanol and the RFS are actually contributing to climate change. The study, using many worst case scenarios, makes these faulty conclusions. Unfortunately, the anti-ethanol...
Awards and Recognition from the Kentucky Commodity Conference

Awards and Recognition from the Kentucky Commodity Conference

Retiring Directors KyCorn executive director Laura Knoth (left) and incoming president Joseph Sisk (right) honored past president Richard Preston for his service at the Kentucky Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting on January 13. Preston, who has served as KyCGA...