McConnell, Mitch - (R - KY)
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Paul, Rand - (R - KY)
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Bills & Issues
KyCorn, with assistance from the National Corn Growers Association, recently held four listening sessions across central and western Kentucky to gather corn farmer input on the next Farm Bill. More than 200 farmers and interested individuals attended.
We would like to thank everyone who attended one of our Farm Bill Listening Sessions, November 20-21. We had a great turnout and wonderful conversation. Your input will help us craft language for our congressional delegation so they may work toward policy that will benefit our Kentucky corn farmers.
Policy makers, industry association leaders and ethanol producers from across the Western Hemisphere have gathered in Houston, Texas, last week for the first Ethanol Summit of the Americas focused on regional collaboration to capture the benefits of biofuels use.
The following is a statement from National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Skunes and Kentucky Corn Growers Association President Richard Strode regarding the introduction of a bill this week by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D - N.D.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) directing the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to use crop yield data from the Risk Management Agency for yield calculations.
The nation's corn farmers were in Washington DC this week for Corn Congress to hear program updates and vote on policy priorities. Corn states also sent leaders to meet with their congressional delegations and staff.
"At the end of the day, a bushel of corn that leaves the U.S. for a foreign marketplace is a bushel of corn that adds value to the corn we grow and process right here in Kentucky," said Philip McCoun, Shelbyville farmer and chairman of the Kentucky Corn Promotion Council.
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.
Leadership and staff of corn, trade, and commodity groups have focused a tremendous amount of energy this month--May is World Trade Month--telling the administration and public the impact agricultural trade has on the US economy. It could not have come at a better time.
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.
"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.
A partnership of more than 75 organizations representing farmers and ranchers, fishermen and forest product producers, cooperatives, small businesses, regional trade organizations and the state Departments of Agriculture have released a new website at www.agexportscount.org to showcase the benefits of U.S. agriculture.
KyCorn Board officers and Promotion Council members Richard Strode, Mark Roberts, and Russel Schwenke attended Corn Congress in San Antonio last week to discuss and approve National Corn Grower Association policy on behalf of Kentucky's corn growers.