USGC Welcomes Colorado Corn as New Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Colorado Corn as its newest member.

The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado's corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other endeavors.

Its mission is to enhance the way of life for its stakeholders by providing a vision and direction for current and future challenges and by enhancing the value of corn, being good land stewards and providing services and education.

"While the vast majority of corn produced in Colorado goes to local livestock operations, the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and its board members certainly see the value in supporting efforts that expand grain exports, both in terms of helping feed and fuel the world, and in strengthening markets for U.S. farmers," said Mark Sponsler, chief executive office for Colorado Corn. "In fact, in a recent survey conducted by our organization, Colorado's corn farmers listed trade and exports as one of their top priorities.

"We couldn't be more excited about our new partnership with the U.S. Grains Council, and have no doubts that this membership represents a worthy investment and exemplifies our principles of collaboration and leveraging resources."

Colorado joins 18 other corn checkoff organizations and 175 other organizations in Council membership, representing the breadth and depth of the grains value chain.

"We are very excited to have Colorado Corn team up as part of the U.S. Grains Council," said Tom Sleight, USGC president and CEO. "The engagement of checkoff organizations is critical to our work globally because our members drive our success. Colorado Corn does excellent work on behalf of producers and the industry as a whole, and we are glad to be formally working with them."

For more information on Colorado Corn, please visit their website here.