North Dakota Corn Utilization Council

10 Mar

Get To Know Your Council Members:

2020-03-10T13:11:01-05:00March 10th, 2020|North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

District 3: Bill Wagner, Neche, ND

North Dakota is divided into seven districts.  These districts elect a member to serve producers on the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. William Wagner of Neche, ND represents those producers in District 3. District 3 is comprised of Williams, Divide, Burke, Mountrail, Ward, Renville, Bottineau, McHenry, Rolette, Pierce, Benson, Towner, Cavalier, Ramsey, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks Counties.

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7 Feb

2019 NDCUC Annual Report

2020-02-13T11:11:36-06:00February 7th, 2020|North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council publishes an annual report and year in review at the end of each fiscal year. To receive a free copy of a report, or to sign up for future free publications from the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council please send a note to  or call 701-566-9322.

View the 2019 Annual Report online below. (more…)

27 Jan

Why Should I Attend the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo?

2020-01-28T08:50:42-06:00January 27th, 2020|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

The Expo is a full day of FREE events designed to make you a better producer, all under one roof – the Fargodome. The Expo features informative breakout sessions on current issues affecting your operation, nationally-acclaimed speakers covering important topics and a trade show featuring companies showcasing emerging technologies and products. You will have the opportunity to network with your peers and industry experts at these sessions and during a provided breakfast and lunch. Read on to discover just what Expo has to offer you! (more…)

22 Jan

NDSU Extension Explains Natural-air Drying Concepts, Busts Myths

2020-01-23T08:31:45-06:00January 22nd, 2020|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

NDSU Extension’s grain drying expert offers advice on drying crops.

The moisture content and temperature of grain play a big role in how long that grain can be stored without significant deterioration.

Air drying is one way to reduce the moisture in grain. However, natural-air drying is not effective during the winter, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The cold air does not hold enough moisture to accomplish in-bin drying. (more…)

10 Jan

NDCUC Funds Research Projects for 2021 Fiscal Year

2020-01-10T15:06:11-06:00January 10th, 2020|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) members approved funding for 25 research projects in the 2021 fiscal year at their annual Research Summit on December 3, 2019. These projects will be completed by researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU), and the University of North Dakota (UND). The projects approved for funding are: (more…)

3 Dec

Many Factors Influence Corn Test Weight

2019-12-03T07:44:48-06:00December 3rd, 2019|General Information, News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

by Dr. Kenneth J. Hellevang; NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have North Dakota producers concerned about the test weight of their corn.

“Many factors influence the measured test weight of corn, including the physical characteristics of the kernel such as size, density, shape and surface of the kernel,” says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer. (more…)

19 Nov

Pink at the Pump® Campaign Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

2019-12-06T13:32:30-06:00November 19th, 2019|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

BISMARCK, N.D. – By choosing Unleaded88, a higher-octane fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, drivers across North Dakota helped raise $1,600 for breast cancer awareness as part of the 2nd annual Pink at the Pump® campaign, co-sponsored by the North Dakota Ethanol Council and North Dakota Corn Utilization Council.

Sixteen North Dakota retail stations offering Unleaded88 participated in this promotion by donating three cents of every gallon of Unleaded88 sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 to North Dakota Women’s Way.

“We are grateful to be the recipient of Pink at the Pump® promotion. The funds will be used to extend our reach to women across North Dakota,” says Susan Mormann, North Dakota Women’s Way director. North Dakota Women’s Way provides a way to pay for most breast and cervical cancer screening services for eligible North Dakota women and promotes early detection of breast and cervical cancer through provision of screening services to eligible women.

“Petro Serve USA stations across the state welcomed the opportunity to be part of this campaign for North Dakota,” says Kent Satrang, Petro Serve USA CEO. “We are honored to contributing to Women’s Way knowing the great work it is doing on early detection of breast cancer.”

“North Dakota’s corn growers are proud to be a partner in this effort,” says Terry Wehlander, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council chairman. “Ethanol is the world’s cleanest source of fuel octane. By choosing Unleaded88 during October, consumers fought breast cancer at the pump while supporting North Dakota’s corn farmers.”

Unleaded88 is a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol, just five percent more ethanol than E10, the most commonly used fuel in the U.S. Unleaded88 is often sold at a 5- to 10-cent per-gallon discount to E10 and is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles.

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Contact: Deana Wiese, NDEC Executive Director
701-355-4458

25 Oct

Improving Salinity and Waterlogging Stress Resilience in Corn

2019-10-28T08:43:37-05:00October 25th, 2019|General Information, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

by Kalidas Shetty and Dipayan Sarkar; NDSU Plant Science Department

Corn is an important commodity crop of North Dakota and corn industry is a major contributor to the state’s economy. Addressing different production challenges of corn growers to improve overall productivity and profitability is essential for growth and sustainability of corn industry. Corn growers of North Dakota are facing increasing challenges from several abiotic stresses, such as salinity, drought, waterlogging, and heat stress.
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