Finding new uses for corn


National Corn Growers Association staff will be traveling to Washington D.C. next week to discuss new uses for corn. Meetings will be held with the United States Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Research Service at their Maryland facility. NCGA staff will discuss research projects for corn utilization and biobased products and chemicals.

Next NCGA Tuesday staff will be focusing on sharing information on corn as an industrial feedstock and the potential for biobased products and chemicals to jump start economic development with legislators on Capitol Hill.

“Corn is a sustainable, abundant and affordable industrial feedstock that has myriad uses,” said Director of Market Development Sarah McKay. “We look forward to meeting with agencies and legislators to highlight the fact that U.S. corn is an extremely flexible feedstock.”

Other visits will include meetings with the Department of Energy and USDA Rural Development.