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Michigan Commodity Report
From the Michigan Corn Growers Assoc.

The Michigan Corn Growers Assoc. (MCGA) has been in existence since the 1970s and is the only organization in the state focused solely on corn-friendly legislation, policy and regulations for Michigan corn farmers.

If you are an MCGA member, you have seen our association grow from about 500 members in 2001 to more than 1,200 today, joining 38,000 National Corn Grower Assoc. (NCGA) members. As our numbers continue to grow, so does our legislative strength.
There are numerous benefits to being a MCGA member, besides legislative representation in both Washington, D.C., and Lansing. The MCGA is proud to offer the following membership benefits:

•Worldwide Hotel Discount Program – Savings may exceed 50 percent and average 10-20 percent below best available rates on any hotel.

•Auto owners insurance – Savings of up to 10 percent on most policies.

•Cabela’s - A 10 percent discount on the purchase of Cabela’s gift cards.

•Connect Your Home – Discounted home services and promotional incentives from Dish Network.

•Protect Your Home – ADT Authorized Dealer; DirecTV; Verizon; Charter; Time Warner Cable and more.

•Dell Products – Significant discounts on many Dell products that include a lower price on Dimension and Inspiron Computers when compared to the Home and Home Office pricing.

•Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Leasing – Five to 10 percent off rental fees at Enterprise. Members can also lease or purchase vehicles from the Enterprise Fleet Management program with competitive financing and fantastic rates.

•Ford Motor Co. – Members are eligible for Ford’s X-Plan vehicle pricing, which provides reduced prices on dozens of Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

•Growers National Cooperative (GNC) – Members can participate in exclusive benefit opportunities from Hudson Insurance Group and take advantage of other cost-saving programs.

•Office Depot – Receive 15 percent off 50 office essentials and the three top-selling case paper products, and 15 percent off a custom list of the items you buy most often. Free next-day shipping on orders over $50.

•Volunteer Energy – Discounted rates on natural gas that average a savings of 5-10 percent per month. There are no contracts and no cancellation fees.

•Exclusive Events – Members have access to events at no cost or reduced cost, such as golf outings, Ethanol Night at the Races, the Annual Meeting, National Farm Machinery Show Bus Trip and Commodity Classic.

•Scholarships – Members are eligible for scholarships, including MAEAP, Great Lakes Leadership Academy, the Farm Women’s Symposium and college scholarships for themselves and their children.

•Plant Management Network (PMN) – Through PMN, members receive access to the “Focus on Corn” webcast resource, journals, trial data and other electronic resources, which provide crop management information to growers.

If you are not already a member, please consider becoming one and encourage your friends and neighbors to join. Our strength is in our numbers and we need you. Please join our team!