On May 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed renewable volume obligation numbers for 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard. In its proposal, they cut the corn ethanol obligation 3.75 billion gallons from 2014 to 2016, which represents nearly a billion and a half bushels in lost corn demand. Click here to learn more about the issue and send your comments to the EPA. The deadline to comment is July 27.
Get your clubs ready, leave your worries behind, and enjoy food and fun while hitting the links for 18 holes of golf with the Michigan Corn Growers Association. The Central Michigan Golf Outing will take place on August 5 at Centennial Acres in Sunfield and the Thumb Area Golf Outing will take place on August 12 at Ubly Heights - Golf and Country Club in Ubly. Online registration is now available or you can click here for more information.
The Michigan Corn office is going on the road this summer for our Between the Rows Tour! Each meeting will include an update on the crop condition in your area and across the state, as well as a discussion with grain dealers about the market outlook for this year’s crop. We will conclude with a question and answer session about the corn industry and about the work of the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and Michigan Corn Growers Association. This will be a chance for you to meet with staff from the corn office and network with local farmers from your area. Each meeting includes a meal and beverages so RSVPs are strongly encouraged. For more information and to RSVP, click here. Tour stops are:
|Stoneman Pro Services||August 17||Dinner at 6:30 p.m.||7900 E. Monroe Rd., Breckenridge, MI 48615|
|Alvin Ferguson||August 18||Dinner at 6:30 p.m.||15943 Almont Rd., Allenton, MI 48002|
|Carbon Green BioEnergy||August 20||Lunch at 12:00 p.m.||7795 Saddlebag Lake Rd., Lake Odessa, MI 48849|
|Mark Kies||August 25||Lunch at 12:00 p.m.||5551 Thompson Rd., Allen, MI 49227|
|Phil Gordon||August 25||Dinner at 6:30 p.m.||4690 Willow Rd., Saline, MI 48176|
|Jason McConnachie||September 1||Dinner at 6:30 p.m.||3080 Downington Rd., Deckerville, MI 48427|
|Tom Ziel||September 2||Dinner at 6:30 p.m.||6065 W. Richardson Rd., Pigeon, MI 48755|
|Schlicht Farms||September 3||Dinner at 6:30 p.m.||3712 S Vassar Rd., Vassar, MI 48768|
If you are looking for information to bust some common myths about ethanol, please check out these resources.
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