KyCorn Leader Attends USDA Reorganization Announcement

(May 11, 2017) - KyCorn past president and KyCorn Promotion Council member Russel Schwenke, a farmer in Union (Boone Co.), attended the announcement made May 11 by US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue that the USDA was reorganizing and naming an Undersecretary of Trade. Read more

2017 Scholarship recipients

The KyCorn Board of Directors are proud to announce their 2017-2018 scholarship recipients: Jonah Brannon, Tyler Kummer, and Alexander Mann.  KyCorn Board and KyCorn Promotion Council members have been donating to a scholarship fund for several years. Distributing the money was approved in 2011 since the fund had grown large enough to support the program. 


Corn and Ethanol Groups Respond

(February 22, 2017) - In a letter sent today to National Ethanol Conference attendees, President Trump reiterated his unwavering support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. Leaders from KyCorn, NCGA, and the Renewable Fuels Association respond with appreciation. 

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RFS Has Been ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, According to RFA Analysis

More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers.” The analysis comes as EPA is expected to soon issue its proposed 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the RFS.

Learn more about the report and KyCorn's ethanol efforts.

UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Moving Forward

Plans to construct the new center are full steam ahead a year after UK received a $15 million grant from the KADB and land purchase assistance from KyCorn. 

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CORE Farmer Program Dives Into Corn Physiology

KyCorn’s CORE Farmer Program hosted Class IV last month for their fourth of seven sessions. The 15 farmers met in the Pennyrile Region for agronomic discussions with farmers and UK extension specialists.

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Ethanol Breaks Through the 10% Blend Wall

Gasoline consumed in the US in 2016 contained more than 10% ethanol on average for the first time ever. The EIA data dispels the myth that 10 percent is the marketplace limit for ethanol content in U.S. gasoline, and demonstrates that the so-called “blend wall” is not a real constraint on ethanol consumption.

Learn more about the report and KyCorn's ethanol efforts.

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Growing opportunities for Kentucky's corn farmers in a changing industry. 

Commentary: Tell Everyone trade is vital to US Ag Economy

By Ray Allan Mackey, KyCorn Financial Officer

If anyone wants to see how trade affects economic growth, look at Panama City, Panama. I had the privilege of representing KyCorn at the US Grains Council International Marketing Conference in Panama earlier this month, and saw the tremendous growth that has occurred since canal expansion. In fact, January was a record month for the Panama Canal, where 1,260 ships carrying more than 36 million tons of cargo passed through. Read more

Corn Growers Applaud Trump for prioritizing infrastructure

Corn growers applauded President Trump’s recent pledge to make rebuilding America’s infrastructure a national priority and committed to work with his Administration on the issue.  
“It’s time to recapture our legacy as a nation of builders, and to create new lanes of travel, commerce, and discovery,” President Trump said at a speech in Cincinnati on the backdrop of the Ohio River.

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kentucky leaders see red meat trade opportunities in japan

KyCorn farmer leader Ray Allan Mackey, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Dave Maples visited Japan earlier this month through the US Meat Export Federation’s annual Heartland Tour. The goal of the tour was to allow U.S. beef, pork, corn and soybean producers to meet with Japanese buyers, explore market opportunities and see U.S. beef and pork promotions in action. Read more