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Michigan Corn Growers Association Statement on EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Announcement

Release Date: 11/23/2016

The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The RVO sets the amount of clean-burning ethanol that will be blended into U.S. gasoline.

Between the Rows: Estimated Corn Yields for 2016

Final Results from Corn Marketing Program of Michigan Yield Checks

Release Date: 9/12/2016

The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan (CMPM) has completed its final yield checks across the state as part of this year’s Between the Rows Tour. CMPM staff conducted more than 325 yield checks across the state and the final weighted statewide average is 156 bushels per acre (bu/ac). Last year, CMPM found a statewide average of 170 bu/ac.

Statement from the Michigan Corn Growers Association on GMO Labeling Deal

Release Date: 6/23/2016

Today, Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R – Kansas) and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow (D – Michigan) announced a landmark deal that would create a national standard for labeling of GMO foods. The following is a statement from Michigan Corn Growers Association Executive Director Jim Zook.

Fill Up with Michigan-Made Flex Fuel This Memorial Day Weekend

Release Date: 5/25/2016

The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan today reminded drivers that they can save money at the pump and help combat Michigan’s energy emergency by using more flex fuel when then fill up for this Memorial Day weekend travel.

Don’t blame farmers for bad water (Detroit News Op-Ed)

By Natalie Rector

Release Date: 3/31/2016

A recent study by the University of Michigan seems more focused on drawing notoriety for its authors and the fringe groups promoting it than contributing to a productive water quality discussion.

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