News

NCGA Meets with Agribusiness to Discuss Issues

National Corn Growers Association officers, senior staff and high-level representatives from agribusiness stakeholder groups gathered last week in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. for the biannual NCGA Agri-Industry Council meeting. Over three days, the representatives of 11 leading agribusinesses discussed vital issues facing agriculture, shared information on...

Yield contest champs: How’d they do that again?

BALTIC, S.D. — Meet Eric Watson, a Guinness World Record holder for winter wheat yield. Watson achieved a whopping 247 bushels per acre (16.79 metric tons per hectare), and was one of more than 20 national and international yield winners attending the Ag PhD field day...

John Deere Helps Iowa Boy With Rare Disease

A special gift for Reed! Reed Havlik is a young boy in Jesup with a rare terminal genetic brain disease known as Vanishing White Matter. According to the Facebook Page Team Reed, “At the age of two, Reed was a normal developing boy running around, happy, healthy and...

The History of Corn

It is now growing season across the Corn Belt of the United States. Seeds that have just been sown will, with the right mixture of sunshine and rain, be knee-high plants by the Fourth of July and tall stalks with ears ripe for picking by...

Corn Warriors featured at Hefty Field Day

PRINCETON — More than 500 farmers and agribusiness representatives from this part of the Midwest gathered Monday for the first annual Field Day event hosted by Hefty Seed Company — Princeton. The gathering was planned to take place at the Denton farm on Route 26, just...