The National Corn Growers Association, along with state organizations, is calling on the Trump Administration to provide adequate trade assistance. According to the NCGA, increasing tariffs on Chinese goods, coupled with retaliatory tariffs, bring continued uncertainty to corn markets.”The payment rate for corn in the previous Market Facilitation program was just one penny per bushel,” says Minnesota Corn Growers Association Past President Kirby Hettver. “We’re asking for a more fair compensation because the corn market has been influenced certainly more than a penny.” In the grand scheme of things, Hettver says trade tensions with China impact much more than just corn for grain.” It’s also ethanol and dried distillers grains.”
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