January 27, 2024


  • CCPC Partners with USGC, NCGA to Host Trade School
  • Congratulations to our Award Winners at Winter Roundup
  • CCPC at the Colorado Farm Show
  • National Corn Growers Association Expresses Disappointment with International Trade Commission Decision on Fertilizer Tariffs
  • High Quality, Good Taste & Sustainability Should Have No Borders
  • Deadline Approaches for NCGA Scholarship Programs
  • Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

CCPC Partners with USGC, NCGA to Host Trade School

The CCPC is excited to announce that we have partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association to host a Trade Policy Academy (Trade School) in March. Details are below.

Colorado Trade School:

Date: March 13 - Reception

March 14 - Academy to take place 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sterling, Colorado

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/RHe1VoFcixvVhK5z6

Questions: Contact Ellen Zimmerman at ezimmerman@grains.org or 202-794-0455

Congratulations to our Award Winners at Winter Roundup

At our recognition banquet, we had the opportunity to thank producers and industry partners for their dedication and contribution to the CCPC. Congratulations to the following people, and thank you for your service to our organization!

  • Mark Sponsler
  • Rod Hahn
  • Allyn Wind
  • John Sullivan
  • Mike Lefever
  • Troy Schneider
  • Josh Hasart
  • Tom Lipetzky

Winter Roundup

Did you attend our annual Winter Roundup? We had a great lineup and heard from a variety of speakers. Did you miss it? Join us next year! We plan to make it an annual event.


We want to thank our sponsor, AgRisk Advisors, for their support of this event. It would not have been possible without their generous donation.

CCPC at the Colorado Farm Show

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Colorado Farm Show! It was wonderful to have the opportunity to speak with our producers and consumers.

National Corn Growers Association Expresses Disappointment with International Trade Commission Decision on Fertilizer Tariffs

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) said January 18 that it is deeply disappointed in a decision released by the International Trade Commission, which upholds an earlier opinion that found material injury to U.S. fertilizer companies during a time of rising on-farm fertilizer prices that went on to reach record highs.


The decision comes after the U.S. Court of International Trade asked the U.S. Department of Commerce and ITC to reconsider earlier decisions they issued on the matter.


“The idea that major fertilizer conglomerates were materially injured even as they were posting substantially higher profits during the time in question sounds dubious to me,” said Minnesota farmer and NCGA President Harold Wolle. “ITC’s decision flies in the face of the U.S. Court of International Trade’s request to seriously reconsider this issue and ignores the negative impact these tariffs continue to have on America’s farmers who are facing higher prices for fertilizers that are critical to the success of their crops. We will continue to make a vigorous case for eliminating or lowering these tariffs.”

Read more....

High Quality, Good Taste & Sustainability Should Have No Borders

The importance of collaborative ag industry partnerships is front and center in a new video funded in part by the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) Market Development Action Team. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) partnered with U.S. Pork, U.S. Soy, NCGA, the Beef Checkoff, and American Lamb to produce a visually engaging narrative that showcases how American producers' dedication to the land and animals translates into high-quality, sustainable protein worldwide. The video—Beyond Borders—aims to highlight the U.S. red meat industry's commitment to sustainability, recognizing its growing importance in global markets and meeting customer demand. 

View the Video


Deadline Approaches for NCGA Scholarship Programs

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is committed to the future of agriculture, and to support the next generation of leaders in agriculture, NCGA has partnered with BASF to offer scholarships to students enrolled in qualifying institutions. This program is designed to support students who are passionate about agriculture and making a positive impact in their community.

To apply for the scholarship, students must complete an online application. Submissions are now being accepted, and the deadline to complete is January 31, 2024.


All eligible students are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at NCGA.com/scholarships.


Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Mountain West Pesticide Education & Safety Training (PEST) is happy to announce pesticide applicator recertification workshops around Colorado this upcoming training season. All of these workshops provide ALL seven required core credits. The workshops are open to both private and commercial applicators as well as applicator technicians. If you are a commercial applicator and need category credits, please contact MWPEST.

Workshops are posted at http://www.mountainwestpest.com/continuing-education.html


  • NCGA Scholarship Applications Due - Jan. 31, 2024


  • March 14: Trade School

Who is the Colorado Corn Council?

The Colorado Corn Promotion Council (CCPC) oversees how Colorado's corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.

Learn more about the work of our organization at www.coloradocorn.com.

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