CCAC contributes $12,000 to take part in U.S. Grains Council’s vital export endeavors
At a recent board meeting, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) voted in favor of investing $12,000 toward a membership with the U.S. Grains Council — a group that develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products, including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
Founded in 1960, the Council is a private, non-profit corporation with 10 international offices and programs in more than 50 countries. To learn more, click here.
While the vast majority of corn produced in Colorado goes to local livestock operations, the CCAC board members see the value in supporting efforts to expand grain exports, both in terms of helping feed and fuel the world, and in strengthening markets for U.S. farmers. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by our organization, Colorado’s corn farmers listed trade and exports as one of their top priorities.
In addition to approving the $12,000 membership, the CCAC board also voted to appoint Troy Schneider as CCAC’s representative to the U.S. Grains Council. Troy, who farms near Cope, Colo., serves as the CCAC’s secretary.
Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in the state) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.