Kentucky corn grower leaders and staff were in Washington D.C. for National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress last week. Action teams met on Monday and Tuesday. Farmers participated in Hill visits on Wednesday and the week wrapped up with the Corn Congress delegate session where growers discussed NCGA policy resolutions and elected Corn Board members. Delegates were association President Josh Lancaster and Secretary Micah Lester. Mark Roberts, Brandon Hunt, and Bob McIndoo, and Richard Preston also participated.
Kentucky growers were able to meet with several members of our congressional delegation. We had positive discussions on legislative priorities. Our members underlined the importance of passing the Farm Bill, emphasizing funding for a strong crop insurance program, conservation and export programs. We also had productive conversations about ethanol bills to allow year-round E15 sales, and passage of the important Next Generation Fuels Act that paves the way for low-carbon engines utilizing higher ethanol blends.
Action Team Meetings & Corn Congress
Action Teams are grower-led committees that guide NCGA programs and help implement association priorities. Kentucky members on action teams are Richard Preston, Vice Chair of the Risk Management and Transportation Action Team and Resolutions Committee, and Mark Roberts, Production Technology Access Action Team.
Thank you to everyone who serves our Kentucky corn growers!