November 4, 2023


  • Save the Date - Winter Roundup 2024
  • Request for Application For CCPC 2024 Action Teams
  • Ethanol Trade Delegation from Mexico Visits Colorado
  • CCPC President Appointed to NCGA MDAT Action Team
  • NCGA Applauds Ag Secretary, U.S. Senators, for International Trade Funding
  • Commerce Significantly Lowers Duties on Phosphate Fertilizers
  • NRCS Announces FY-24 EQIP and CSP Conservation Funding Opportunities in Colorado
  • Scholarship Program Empowers Future Ag Leaders
  • Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education
  • Enter NCGA’s Photo Contest
  • Colorado Ag Water Summit - Registration Now Available

Request for Application For CCPC 2024 Action Teams

Would you like to be considered for a Colorado Corn Promotion Council Action Team position for 2024? Here is your chance. Action Teams (A-Teams) are an integral part of the CCPC that dive into the issues impacting the corn industry in Colorado. A-Teams members will be appointed in late November/early December with the term starting January 1, 2024, until December 31, 2024. A-Teams will meet four (4) times a year on a quarterly basis.

Your service on an A-Team will provide a substantive program and communication foundation for the CCPC to strengthen the work accomplished on behalf of Colorado corn producers.

Applications must be completed and returned to the state office by November 30th, 2023.

Download the application here

Ethanol Trade Delegation from Mexico Visits Colorado

The U.S. Grains Council, in partnership with the Colorado Corn Promotion Council, hosted a delegation from Mexico on a post Global Ethanol Summit visit to Colorado. With the goal to learn about the ethanol industry in the state, the delegation visited many ethanol related stops including Gevo, the National Renewable Energy Laboratories, the CSU Spur Campus and Powerhouse Lab, Front Range Energy, and the Limited Irrigation Research Farm.


CCPC President Appointed to NCGA MDAT Action Team

Congratulations to Matt Mulch, Colorado Corn Promotion Council President, on his appointment to the NCGA Market Development Action Team.

NCGA Applauds Ag Secretary, U.S. Senators, for International Trade Funding

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the Colorado Corn Promotion Council applauded Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement on October 24 that his agency is releasing $1.3 billion in funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation to support trade promotion to diversify and develop markets for commodities and specialty crop industries.


Vilsack’s decision, which will help growers break into new markets in Asia and Africa, was strongly supported and encouraged by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.).


Commerce Significantly Lowers Duties on Phosphate Fertilizers

The U.S. Department of Commerce on November 2 announced it was lowering duties placed on phosphate fertilizers imported from Morocco from 19.97% to 2.12%. The decision comes after the agency conducted an administrative review of the duties, which is performed annually by retroactively examining the price of shipments and other factors.


NRCS Announces FY-24 EQIP and CSP Conservation Funding Opportunities in Colorado

Clint Evans, USDA’s State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado announced on November 1st, Farm Bill funding opportunities for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Although the NRCS accepts Farm Bill program applications throughout the year, cut-off dates do apply for certain opportunities and there are two avenues to receive funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, the traditional funding process and the ACT NOW process.


Scholarship Program Empowers Future Ag Leaders

The National Corn Growers Association is thrilled to announce the launch of its annual scholarship program for the 2024 academic year. 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


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

Enter NCGA’s Photo Contest, the official photo contest of the National Corn Growers Association (NGCA), relaunched on the first of September.


Open to all, NCGA invites photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America. Through this contest, NCGA seeks high-resolution photos to document the rich history of growing corn, captured from seed to harvest as well as the tenacious families that grow it. Entries will be accepted through the end of November and will be available to accumulate votes directly through the website, closing on December 31.


Photographers will be competing for 26 awards over eight categories. Visa gift card prizes range up to $500. Winners will be announced in January 2024.

Enter Here

Colorado Ag Water Summit - Registration Now Available

Join farmers, ranchers, and water managers around the state to discuss water issues impacting the agricultural community at the Colorado Ag Water Summit.

Date: November 29-30, 2023

Location: Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, Co


  • The Colorado River: Building a Statewide Ag Response
  • Is WOTUS Dead?
  • Drought Resilience Projects Around the State
  • Taking Advantage of Federal Funding and Investing in Irrigation Infrastructure for The Future
  • Colorado State University TAPS (Testing Ag Performance Solutions): Lessons from Year One
  • Understanding Recent and Future Challenges to the Prior Appropriation System

More Information and registration is available on the website


  • NCGA Fields of Corn Contest Dec. 31, 2023
  • NCGA Scholarship Applications Due - Jan. 31, 2024


  • November 15: CCPC Board Meeting
  • November 29-30: Colorado Ag Water Summit
  • January 22: CCPC Winter Roundup
  • January 23-24: Colorado Farm Show

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

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