2018 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.
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)
Nuisance/Property Right
Livestock Expansion
Renewable Energy
Transportation Infrastructure
Other
Other?
Your answer
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
Other
Other?
Your answer
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 works at the state level
Advocacy work at the federal level
Education of producers, consumers, or youth
Partnerships at the state, national, and international level
Leadership development for future leaders
Other
Other?
Your answer
4. What are the biggest challenges you see for corn farmers 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
Other
Other?
Your answer
5. What do you consider to be the top three priorities of the corn checkoff? (rank with 1 being the highest priority)
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Promotion of corn and value-added products
Education of consumers
Research into greater efficiency
Trade
Education of producers
Research of new uses
Youth/Leadership development
Biofuels
Environmental Issues
Other
Other?
Your answer
6. We are developing a joint newsletter between the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Corn Board that will contain information on various topics. Which topics are you most interested in reading about?(check all that apply)
Comments
Your answer
7. Would you be willing to or have an interest in: (check all those that apply)
If yes to question 7, please provide us with the following information: Name, Address, Cell Phone, Email.
Your answer
8. For several years, the corn checkoff has provided infrastructure grants to fuel retailers in an effort to offer mid and higher blends of ethanol. Should the corn checkoff continue to invest in ethanol infrastructure?
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Your answer
9. The Nebraska Corn Board has expanded communication efforts with different segments of the population. Please rank the sectors regarding communication with 1 being the highest.
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Corn Producers
General Consumers
Youth
Nutritionists/Food bloggers
Media
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Your answer
10. Our vision is Enhancing Demand. Adding Value. Ensuring Sustainability. Rank those three with 1 being the highest priority.
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Enhancing Demand
Adding Value
Ensuring Sustainability
11. Based on the 2018-19 price outlook, how concerned are you about your future profitability (please choose one).
Not concerned
Very concerned
Comments
Your answer
12. Do you use cover crops?
If you answered yes to question 12, what percentage of your acres?
Your answer
If you answered no to question 12, why not?
Your answer
13. What can Nebraska Corn do to serve you better?
Your answer
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