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Published: Wed. Apr 1st, 2015 by: Tricia BraidFormer Illinois Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer was contacted recently by a Chinese news agency. They were interested in hearing Garry’s thoughts on conservation and nutrient management. Water quality is a growing concern here, but in China it’s at an emergency level. Garry participates in work with IL Corn and the IL Council on Best Management Practices to improve water quality and nutrient management. Governmental mandates are surely on the horizon in China. Here at home, IL Corn advocates for farmers to voluntarily adopt BMPs that make sense for their farm. Here’s Garry’s statement …Read More »