The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association is a membership organization that represents the interest of state corn growers in the growth and management of corn grown for on-farm feeding and commercial sale. WCGA works with other organizations in areas of mutual concern, and brings together corn growers to provide information and education at regional corn conferences and the annual Wisconsin Corn/Soy EXPO. The WCGA is a partner with the National Corn Growers Association to represent corn grower interests nationally and internationally.
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WCGA represents Wisconsin corn producers on a variety of local, state and national issues that concern growers such as:
• Adopting Implements of Husbandry law
• Opposing EPA’s definition of waterways
• Protecting ethanol fuels through Reformulated Fuel Standard
• Improving rail, highway and river transportation of grains to expand exports
• Adopting sensible well irrigation regulations
• Adopting science-based rules on atrazine and water protection
• Protecting use of biotechnology
• Promoting sensible science-based food labeling
The Wisconsin corn checkoff was established in 1984 to support market development, research and educational programs. The program is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection and governed by the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. Directors on this board are corn growers elected by their fellow growers.
WCGA annually recognizes top-yielding corn production from farmers in four districts of the state in the association’s Corn Yield Contest. Entry in the state corn yield contest is free, but farmers must be members of WCGA, and only one entry per member will be accepted.
First, second and third-place cash prizes will be awarded for WCGA member/growers in the following organizations: Columbia County Corn Growers; Juneau/Adams/Marquette Corn Growers; and the Dodge/Fond du Lac Corn Growers group. Wisconsin corn growers in all other parts of the state will compete against each other in a fourth category. First-place winners in each of four categories receive $500, second place is $250 and third place, $100.
At harvest, corn yields must be verified for the contest by either a county agent or a professional agricultural consultant and can be confirmed by using a weigh wagon or truck scale. A harvest form must be submitted to be considered for a prize and will be sent to everyone requesting an entry form. A harvest report form must be received by Dec. 1, 2016.