Suspected Tar spot of corn was found recently in a dry land Michigan corn field. Michigan State University is currently working on official laboratory confirmation. If you suspect tar spot please submit a sample free of charge, courtesy of the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan. To assist in research efforts submit samples to the MSU Diagnostic Services (www.pestid.msu.edu). When submitting samples be sure to indicate the location where the sample was collected. Click here for more information.
The EPA is trying to undermine farmers' ability to earn a living by attacking Atrazine. The EPA is using science that they have found to be flawed to try and limit the use of Atrazine. Click here to send a message to EPA to tell them about how important Atrazine is to your operation.
Click here for a recap of the 2016 Between the Rows Tour.
The CMPM is seeking applications for the inaugural class of the Michigan Corn Education, Networking and Training Program (MI CENT). This program is designed to provide educational opportunities for the next generation of Michigan corn farmers. Topics include agronomy, technology, farm management, the work of the National Corn Growers Association and one topic picked by the class. There will also be plenty of time provided for networking and an optional international tour (for an additional fee). For more information about the program, click here.
The Michigan Corn Growers Association is pleased to offer a new scholarship created in memory of former board member, Frank Lipinski. Frank was passionate about helping people with a non-agriculture background enter into the industry and he educated many young people on the career opportunities available in agriculture. An application and more information are available at www.micorn.org/mcga/scholarship.
The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program provides grant funds for the purchase and installation of ethanol-compatible infrastructure at fueling stations in the state. More information about the grant, including the RFP and application, is available at www.micorn.org/BIP
If you are looking for information to bust some common myths about ethanol, please check out these resources.
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