Ethanol Top Priority for New NCGA President

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota farmer Tom Haag is the new president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), starting his term on October 1. Haag farms corn and soybeans in Eden Valley with his son Nathan and has been farming for over 40 years. He has has served on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association board since 2010 and on the NCGA board since 2016.

One of Haag’s biggest priorities as NCGA president is advancing higher ethanol blends through legislation like the Next Generation Fuels Act, which is in both the House and Senate. “So the ball is rolling and I think there’s a great opportunity for that,” said Haag. “If we can get a 30 percent blend (and) use the science behind our technology, I think we can compete with electric vehicles.”

Haag touched on multiple topics important to the nation’s corn growers during a news conference Tuesday, including ethanol, crop insurance, exports, transportation, and negotiations on the next farm bill.

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