Media Alert – American Corn Growers Association
The American Corn Growers Association (www.acga.org), will announce its platform and calls for support for federal policy reforms to protect American Farmers and Consumers from Radical Market Fluctuations and Resultant Negative Economic Impacts.
According to Keith Bolin, President of the American Corn Growers Association (ACGA), “American Farmers and Consumer deserve protection from sweeping economic downturns triggered by radical market fluctuations. The recent VeraSun bankruptcy filing underscores a need for Federal market stabilization policies that will prevent further setbacks to the American Farmer-driven renewable energy industry by enforcing contract commitments and providing food and fuel reserves.”
Should court rulings in the VeraSun filing be used to establish economic and business precedence, food and fuel feed producers will have no assurance that when they deliver grain to an ethanol facility (or granary supplying biofuel plants), that their signed contracts will be honored and payment will be made on a timely basis.
In an effort to stabilize the economy and protect US Farmers as well as consumers from a significant negative turn in the nation’s renewable energy supply, ACGA is strongly urging its members, American Farmers, local, state and Federal legislators to support the following policy recommendations:
Bolin (a corn and hog farmer from
For more information or to set up an interview with Keith Bolin, please contact:
ACGA – Publicist
About the American Corn Growers Association:
14,000 members in 35 states. ACGA has standing bylaws that prohibits the
organization from accepting funding from corporate agriculture. That means that ACGA represents farmers— not
seed, chemical, food processing, grain trading or crop insurance companies. ACGA will host its Twenty-Second annual convention in