NCGA forms COVID-19 taskforce

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NCGA forms COVID-19 taskforce

The National Corn Growers Association has created a task force that NCGA president Kevin Ross says addresses the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Some folks going into planting season are concerned about (supply because) some of our suppliers, when you shutdown some factories and things like that, it can be a problem for deliveries.”

He tells Brownfield the task force will provide recommendations on recovery efforts and facilitate coordination along the value chain.

“This issue is so complex, and the amount of places that corn is utilized is vast. So us just beginning to understand the total impact of a situation like this is really where we’re at right now.”

Ross grows corn and soybeans near Minden in southwest Iowa.  He says NCGA’s board of directors has also commissioned an economic analysis of implications for corn farmers.

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