NCGA president reminds farmers to respect their environment daily

President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Chip Bowling recently reminded Americans to expand their focus on the environment throughout the year not just on Earth Day (April 22) but every day. 

Bowling grows 1,400 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and sorghum near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. He runs his third-generation farm conventionally and uses genetically modified organism seeds.

Bowling wants other farmers and those in the farming industry to take a better look at the environment on a more consistent basis. The NCGA has the goal of having the number of corn farmers who input data into sustainability measurement tools will increase 300 percent by 2020.

NCGA is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund in its NutrientStar program, a non-governmental organization that is doing research to reassure farmers that fertilizer is staying on the farm and not getting into waterways.

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