Music video collaboration supports National FFA Organization

IARN — Greg, Nathan, and Kendal Peterson, Kansas farmers who make up the famous Peterson Farm Brothers, this week unveiled a new “music video.” The new video, dubbed “Corn Revolution,” pays tribute to the research and development behind today’s corn plants, says Greg Peterson. Read more

Ohio farmer, Linder, excited to lead as NCGA president

IARN — The National Corn Growers Association’s new president began his role on Thursday.

Ohio farmer John Linder will lead NCGA in the new fiscal year. He succeeds Minden farmer Kevin Ross, who is now NCGA Chairman. Linder previously served as the Corn Board liaison to the Market Access Action Team, on the Resolutions Committee and chaired the Finance and Engaging Members Committees. Additionally, he represented NCGA at the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research and the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. Read more

Bullish trend continues for weekly export sales

IARN — We continue to see good export numbers on the weekly USDA report.

In the US Export Sales Report released Thursday morning, new crop corn sales were 2.03 million metric tons, primarily to unknown destinations (701,300 MT). New crop soybean exports came in at 2.6 million metric tons, primarily for China (1.33 MMT). Commodities broker Greg McBride with Allendale says a bullish trend continued this week for exports. Read more