(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
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
(April 4, 2017) - The American Ethanol Crappie Masters Kentucky/Tennessee State Championship will be held April 28-29, on Kentucky & Barkley Lakes. The weigh-in and tournament headquarters will be at Buchanan Resort in Springville, TN. This is the second year KyCorn has partnered with Commonwealth Agri-Energy to showcase American Ethanol and dispel ethanol myths during the sponsored event. Read more
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.
(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.
KyCorn President Richard Strode, a farmer from Owensboro, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Sonny Perdue as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary.
"It's wonderful to see the President's nominee for Agriculture Secretary achieve Senate confirmation. We believed Secretary Purdue was a great choice being from the southeastern part of the country. We are also happy to hear that he is already taking charge of the USDA and meeting with the President and farm groups. The next Farm Bill needs to be addressed as soon as possible."
The newest roster of young Kentucky farm leaders has met twice this winter for Class IV of the CORE Farmer Program. CORE, which stands for Crop Observation and Research Education, provides several agronomic-based education seminars on important topics, and has been a cutting-edge educational program of KyCorn since 2010. Read more
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.
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