The National Corn Growers Association has released a new video with the message that it is important that growers work together to respond to challenges threatening their livelihoods. The video titled Add Volume to Your Voice is available on YouTube.
Polling shows that many Americans no longer understand agriculture in their own country. Most believe that family farming no longer exists and some children do not even realize where their food comes from or how it is grown. Yet, the majority of Americans strongly believe that family farmers are trustworthy messengers.
NCGA says this provides growers an opportunity to educate the public and influence policies that affect their operations. The organization's president, Darrin Ihnen, a corn farmer from Hurley, South Dakota, believes that growers are realizing the need of a good message to push back and get the truth about growers out there.