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November 8, 2013

By Mark Sponsler

I work on behalf of several thousand corn farmers in Colorado -- most of them family operated, and most have existed for generations.

They don’t survive the passage of generations without environmental AND financial sustainability.  One is just as important as the other.

If farmers don’t protect their land and water resources, they erode their own equity and lose key components necessary to maintain their businesses -- and have nothing to offer the next generation.

November 8, 2013

Fact Checking the AP's Hatchet Job on Ethanol

The Associated Press recently released a biased, one-sided story on renewable fuel's impact on the environment.

Other resources:

Colorado Corn's Mark Sponsler interviewed by Brian Allmer

Minnesota's response

November 5, 2013

Shotika Smith of Colorado Springs was recently selected for the Colorado Corn Growers Association for an internship in Denver working with state legislative issues.

Smith, a Colorado State University Agricultural Economics senior, will work with CCGA lobbyist Becky Brooks when the 2014 legislative session begins.

October 30, 2013

Don’t miss the premier agricultural education experience in the region. This year’s classic will be December 11 and 12. At Colorado Corn we are proud to be a long-time partner in this great event and, for the first time, this year we will incorporate our traditional annual banquet into a new Colorado Corn Award Luncheon on December 11, just prior to the Legislative Town Hall. This new venue will allow our growers to leverage their time and resources and get the best bank for their buck.

October 4, 2013
The Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, John Salazar, recently appointed the following board members to the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee: 
  • Position 1-2:    Chris Wagner of Longmont, Director

John Sullivan of Berthoud, Alternate