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New Leadership for the Nebraska Corn Board

LINCOLN, Neb. - Gov. Pete Ricketts recently appointed Dan Nerud as the District 1 Director of the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB), which represents Butler, Cass, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, and Seward counties. Nerud, from Dorchester is replacing David Bruntz, from Friend, who served on the board since 2013 and chose not [...]

August 22, 2022|

Schaneman joins Nebraska Corn Board as Director of Market Development.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Payton Schaneman for the position of Director of Market Development. In this role, Schaneman will work on behalf of the state’s corn farmers to contribute to the mission of the Nebraska corn checkoff, which is to promote the value of corn by creating opportunities. Schaneman [...]

August 9, 2022|

Nebraska Corn Joins Call-To-Action to Protect Atrazine

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) are urging farmers to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On June 30, the EPA announced an upcoming revision of atrazine’s registration. This new level of concern for atrazine will vastly reduce the herbicide’s effectiveness, hindering farmers’ ability to utilize this critical tool. [...]

July 28, 2022|

Corn Board to Meet in August 2022

Lincoln, Nebraska – The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting Tuesday, August 9 at Younes Conference Center located at 416 W Talmadge Rd., Kearney, NE. The Board will conduct regular board business. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for public discussion. A copy of the agenda is available by writing to the [...]

July 28, 2022|

Nebraska Corn Board Welcomes Two New Staff Members

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Jill Parrent as the Director of Communications and Rachael Whitehair as the Director of Innovation & Stewardship. In the role of Director of Communications, Parrent will lead state communication efforts including the Communications Committee, branding consistency, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, and developing communications [...]

July 19, 2022|

Nebraska Corn Board to Meet

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Younes Conference Center, 416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, Neb. The meeting is open to the public, providing the opportunity for public comment. The Board will conduct regular board business, consider funding requests and set the budget [...]

May 16, 2022|

May Marks Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Renewable Fuels Month recognizes the importance of renewable biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel. The month of May typically kicks off the summer driving season, making it a great time to fuel up on biofuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money. Owners of vehicles 2001 and newer can safely use blends of ethanol up [...]

May 6, 2022|

Six college students look forward to internships sponsored by Nebraska Corn

Six college students are beginning internships supported by the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA). These internships are designed to provide students with an overview of Nebraska’s corn industry through real-world professional experiences. These interns will work in various locations across the U.S. with key cooperators of NCB. These cooperators include the National Corn Growers [...]

April 27, 2022|

Nebraska Corn supportive of E15 waiver, further actions to lower pump prices

The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA), collectively known as Nebraska Corn, are thankful U.S. drivers will have continued access to E15. Today President Joe Biden announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would issue a national, emergency waiver to allow the fuel to be sold this summer. Without the waiver, retailers would’ve been unable to sell [...]

April 12, 2022|

Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week

Farmers in Nebraska continue to produce more bushels with less resources. The result of this increased efficiency is more on-farm grain storage. In turn, this leaves a bigger risk of fatal accidents associated with grain handling and storage. Nebraska’s checkoff organizations of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum (as well as their respective associations), encourage farmers to focus on hazards found [...]

April 4, 2022|
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