by | Jul 28, 2023

KyCorn Leaders, Members and Staff Advocate and Educate during National Corn Meetings in Washington D.C.

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!

About KYCA

Who is KY Corn
Our vision is to sustainably feed and fuel a growing world.
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Our organization empowers corn farmers to elevate their voice in the governmental process.
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The Kentucky Corn Promotion Council collects and administers a .0025 checkoff, which is remitted on corn sold throughout Kentucky.
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The Kentucky corn checkoff makes important market development, promotion, education, and research efforts possible.
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We serve a variety of markets including, Ethanol, Bourbon & Distilled Spritis, Trade, and Livestock Feed to name a few.
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Corn farmer checkoff funds go to a variety of annual programming to ensure a strong and vibrant Kentucky agriculture industry and to strengthen the efforts of other organizations toward their missions to enhance the future of our industry.
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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.

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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.