Corn growers set sustainability goals for next decade

Corn growers set sustainability goals for next decade

The National Corn Growers Association is committing to national efficiency goals by 2030 to enhance sustainable corn production.

President and Ohio farmer John Linder tells Brownfield it will take a multitude of practices to fit regional differences and the program will evolve to support environmental quality and economic viability. “We did a great deal of research with the Soil Health Partnership to look at that data set to say what kind of practices really turn and burn when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, soil quality, and carbon sequestration.”

Nebraska corn grower Deb Gangwish farms 100 percent irrigated ground from the Ogallala Aquifer and says goals to increase irrigation water use and energy efficiency are key to their family’s success and the health of the region.

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