Archive for December, 2010

Better Together

December 22, 2010

Happy New Year!

2011 is full of potential for the corn and wheat industries, especially in Ohio.

I’m proud to introduce the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) – a unification of the former Ohio Corn Growers and Ohio Wheat Growers associations.

OCWGA serves as a delegate for state and federal issues that impact the corn and wheat industries.

Working with our national counterparts, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers, we partner in research, market development, education and promotion initiatives that raise awareness about and create new and expanded markets for Ohio corn and wheat.

And, the 2011 grains market promises to be very active. We’ll experience increased attention on corn ethanol with the short-term renewal of VEETC and the EPA’s partial waiver of E15 blends at fuel stations nationwide. Due diligence on the next Farm Bill to meet the needs of farmers and consumers and to decrease governmental spending is a top priority. The notable increase in planted wheat acreage as farmers continue to meet global demand, as well as advances in wheat biotechnology, are also contributing factors to heightened public and political awareness of the grains industry this year.

I’m eager to launch OCWGA, and I look forward to interacting with our members, legislators and the media as we advocate on behalf of governmental issues that economically impact Ohio and its farmers.

Please visit our website often to access industry news and to learn about current issues and events that impact our farming community.

We look forward to Advancing Ohio Grains.

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