Jon Doggett is retiring as CEO of National Corn Growers Association at the end of the year after more than 20 years with the organization, and decades of work on behalf of ethanol and agriculture in Washington DC. Doggett announced his retirement earlier this year and NCGA is currently searching for his replacement with the intention of introducing a new CEO during Commodity Classic in March.
Doggett made one of his final public appearances on behalf of NCGA last week at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo 2022 on a panel discussing the Political Lay of the Land for agriculture.
Doggett was actively involved in the effort to pass the Renewable Fuel Standard and he is pleased with EPA’s recent proposal for three years of biofuel standards. “A lot of folks, at times I myself, had some concerns about what’s going to happen in 2023, are we just going to drop off the cliff? That didn’t happen,” said Doggett. “The Biden administration clearly wants to continue to have at least 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol in the fuel supply and they’re actually going to bump that up a little. That’s really good news.”
In this interview, Doggett talks about his career on Capitol Hill for the past 34 years as he prepares to move on to wherever he may roam.
ASTACSS Interview with Jon Doggett, NCGA 6:06