The leadership of the National Corn Growers Association sat down with Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator Gregg Doud Friday. NCGA Chairman Kevin Skunes had a simple message for the trade ambassador. “As the National Corn Growers Association, we believe that tariffs are bad policy. We understand what the government is trying to do, but we want to get these markets opened up as soon as we can.” Skunes, who farms at Arthur, North Dakota, says China was just beginning to be a good customer for U.S. ethanol when the trade war began. China was also importing ethanol co-products, like dried distillers grain.