Colorado Corn Growers elect new president, board members
Colorado Corn Growers Association board members elected Dave Eckhardt of LaSalle as president along with several new board members elected by the general membership during the annual meeting on Thursday at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.
Eckhardt was previously treasurer for the CCGA and replaces Doug Melcher of Holly who will still serve on the Executive Committee as immediate past president.
Also elected to the board were:
CCGA members also unanimously approved three changes to the organization’s bylaws. Those changes will:
State winners of the National Corn Growers Corn Yield Contest were also recognized, and the 2013 Annual Report was unveiled. Annual reports will be mailed to all members in the coming weeks. If anyone would like a copy, they can contact the Colorado Corn office at (970) 351-8201.
Colorado Corn thanks Congressional leaders for RFS support
Colorado Corn Growers Association thanked senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, as well as Rep. Diane DeGette for their support of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
All three signed letters with fellow colleagues, directed to the Environmental Protection Agency, urging the agency uphold the ethanol volume standards in the RFS as adopted by congress in 2007.
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CCGA: Proposed RFS numbers will hurt environment, economy
The Colorado Corn Growers Association’s Public Policy Chair Rick Palkowitsh of Burlington urged farmers, environmentalists, sustainability-conscious consumers, and anyone concerned about our nation’s energy future to raise their voices and be heard in opposition to the recent proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to radically reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) levels for 2014.
AP story on ethanol gets a lot wrong
An Associated Press story expected to be released Tuesday is filled with misinformation. Want to learn the truth?
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