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David Adams, Lake Geneva
Vice President:
Cal Dalton, Pardeeville
Tom Gillis, Roberts
Ken Rosenow, Oconomowoc
Randy Woodruff, Chippewa Falls
Howard Hartmann, Prairie du Sac
Jim Zimmerman, Rosendale
Joe Zenz, Lancaster
Randy Hughes, Janesville
Ex-Officio Directors:
Kari Blazei-Kuehl, Didion Milling
Tom Bressner, WABA
Executive Director:
Bob Oleson, Palmyra

Administering Wisconsin's corn checkoff

Planting Time Approaches, Know Before You Grown

NCGA’s "Know Before Your Grow" website offer growers updated information on new seed varieties currently unapproved in some export markets, to make informed decisions on potential marketing restrictions well before harvest.
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Wisconsin Farmer Issues Ethanol Challenge

 Wisconsin farmer Allen Hass is challenging corn growers across the country to fill their tanks with ethanol while promoting it as the smart way to support rural economies, reduce fuels prices and lower our country’s dependence on foreign oil; and to prove his commitment his family farm is donating $50,000 to kick start the effort. 

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E85 Fuels Something Special for Wisconsin

Wisconsin agricultural ambassador Alice in Dairyland drives across the state to her many events in a flex-fuel Tahoe powered by E85 - 85% ethanol fuel - provided by the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.
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New Fuel Pumps Offer Smart Choice for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Directors congratulate Badger State Ethanol and Wisconsin’s ethanol industry for collaborating to open eight new fuel pumps offering E15 fuel in Wisconsin. 
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Winning Truck Design Promotes Wisconsin Corn

A grain trailer decorated by the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board won third place in the "Right Off the Road" category of the 23rd annual Waupun, Wis., Truck-N-Show competition. The trailer is owned by Beaver Dam farmers Charles Hammer, holding the trophy above, and Nancy Kavazanjian. The side of the truck shown notes that "America's corn farmers grow 87% more corn per ounce of fertilizer applied thanks to innovative farming practices." 
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Wisconsin Ranked #2 in Ethanol Exports

Wisconsin exported $75 million worth of ethanol over the past 12 months and the state now ranks second only to Texas in terms of value of ethanol exported.

Wisconsin’s nine ethanol plants produce more than 500 million gallons of fuel, creating thousands of family supporting jobs for Wisconsinites. The home-grown fuel is also a very important income boost for grain farmers who often sell their product locally to be made into ethanol.
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Study: Ethanol Production Doesn't Lower Cattle Profits

Net cash farm incomes for beef-cow and dairy operations is up since provisions of the biofuels mandate went into effect according to a study using Texas A&M University’s Agricultural & Food Policy Center’s premier farm-level modeling system and data from the University of Missouri’s Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute.
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Cows: The Original Corn-Converting Protein Machine

Dairy cows in the US eat more than 800 million bushels of corn. Livestock eat an additional 1.1 billion bushels in the form of distillers dried grains from ethanol production.
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US Livestock Eating more Distillers Grains

For the first time in history distillers grains will replace more than one billion bushels of corn in US livestock feed rations saving the livestock industry significant expenses.
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Corn Ethanol Energy Positive Since 1990s, Gets Better All the Time

USDA's Chief Economist Joseph Glauber announced publication of a report by the Office of Energy Policy and New Uses that surveyed corn growers for the year 2005 and ethanol plants in 2008, which indicates the net energy gain from converting corn to ethanol is improving in efficiency. The survey asked ethanol producers to respond to questions about ethanol yield (undenatured) per bushel of corn and energy used in the plants. The 2008 updates presented in the report recorded the effects of current practices used by corn producers and ethanol processors.

This report measures all conventional fossil fuel energy used in the production of 1 gallon of corn ethanol. For every British Thermal Unit (BTU) unit of energy required to make ethanol, 2.3 BTUs of energy are produced. The ratio is somewhat higher for some firms that are partially substituting biomass energy in processing energy. Since the last study in 2004, the net energy balance of corn ethanol has increased from 1.76 BTUs to 2.3 BTUs of required energy.
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Ethanol Industry Means Jobs for Wisconsin

Wisconsin would suffer significant job losses and a severe decline in economic activity if the tariff on foreign-subsidized ethanol is allowed to lapse at the end of the year. A study by the University of Missouri found that Wisconsin would loose 1,374 jobs the first year after the tariff lapses, 4,721 in the second year, and 6,972 in the third year. The year-to-year economic declines in Wisconsin would reach $307 million in the first year, $884 million in the second year, and $1.2 billion in the third year after the tariff lapses.
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Biofuels Promote Longer Life

Biofuels could add years to people’s lives according to a recent article in the Daily Californian regarding a scientific assessment from UC-Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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Ethanol Plants Don't Change Land Use

Two new, independent studies on ethanol land use impact both conclude that modern ethanol production doesn't impact land use patterns significantly.
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Distillers Grains Presentations Now Posted Here

The rapid growth of the dry grind ethanol industry has resulted in larger supplies of DISTILLERS GRAINS (DG) than ever before that are:
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Wisconsin Ag Connection Headlines
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WMMB Earns Accolades for its Marketing Efforts -- 04/22/2014

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FFA Students Invited to 'Fight Hunger' at State Convention -- 04/22/2014

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