2020 Nebraska Corn Survey
In order to better serve Nebraska corn producers, we ask that you please take a moment to answer the following questions. The survey is broken down into issues that are Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) focused, with additional questions from the perspective of your investment in the Nebraska Corn Checkoff (Nebraska Corn Board/NCB). We appreciate your time in advance. All responses are kept confidential.
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1. Please rank the state policy issues that should be the focus of NeCGA? (with 1 the highest priority)
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Property Taxes
Broadband
Water (quality, quantity, ownership)
Education funding reform
Livestock Expansion
Renewable Energy
Transportation Infrastructure
Other
Clear selection
Other?
2. Please rank the federal policy issues that should be the focus of NeCGA? (with 1 the highest priority)
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Environmental Regulations
Trade
Biofuels
Transportation Infrastructure
Taxes
Farm Bill
Health Insurance
Other
Clear selection
Other?
3. Which of the following provides the most value to you as a NeCGA member? (rank with 1 being the highest priority)
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Advocacy & policy work at the state level
Advocacy & policy work at the federal level
Education of producers, consumers, and/or youth
Partnerships at the state, national, and international level
Leadership development for future leaders
Other
Clear selection
Other?
4. What are the biggest challenges corn farmers may face in the next five years? (rank with 1 the highest priority)
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Co-existence of current and new traits
Profitability
Nuisance/Property Rights
Biofuels Policy
Water quality/quantity
Environmental Regulations
Exports
Age/turnover
Extreme weather events
Other
Clear selection
Other?
5. Where do you see the greatest opportunity for corn farmers in the next five years? (rank with 1 being the greatest opportunity)
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International trade of corn
International trade of value added products (red meat, biofuels, etc)
Carbon markets/ecosystems services market
Biofuels
Niche markets
Diversification with livestock
Other
Clear selection
Other?
6. What do you consider to be the top five priorities of the corn checkoff (NCB)? (rank with 1 being the highest priority)
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Promotion of corn and value-added products
Education of consumers
Youth education
Research into greater efficiency
Trade
Education of producers
Research of new uses
Youth/Leadership development
Biofuels
Environmental Issues
Federal policy
Livestock expansion
Other
Clear selection
Other?
7. We have developed a joint newsletter between the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Corn Board that contains information on various topics. Beyond the core areas of policy, research, market development, communications and education are there other topics you would like to read about?
8. Would you be willing to or have an interest in: (check all those that apply)
If yes to question 8, please provide us with the information below: Name
Address
Cell Phone
Email Address
9. For several years, the corn checkoff has provided infrastructure grants to fuel retailers in an effort to offer mid and higher blends of ethanol. Please rank where the checkoff should prioritize infrastructure investment. (rank with 1 being the highest priority)
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Invest within Nebraska and within high population density areas
invest within Nebraska, without priority on population
Invest within the Colorado Front Range, targeting over 4-5 million people
Partner with state and national associations, targeting U.S. population dense areas
Invest along with West Coast, where ethanol may receive a premium due to policy