On July 1, Darren Armstrong, a past U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman and grain farmer from North Carolina, assumed his role as director for MAIZALL – the international maize alliance.
“I appreciate the opportunity and my peers’ confidence in me to assume this role. I look forward to working with other growers to do some good work for our industry,” Armstrong said.
Armstrong farms alongside his father and two brothers. They produce corn, wheat and soybeans in eastern North Carolina, while also operating a seed cleaning business.
“I think it’s important to have a farmer’s voice involved in the discussions around these important issues,” Armstrong said. “I am excited to work with our MAIZALL partners to address existing regulatory challenges as they relate to the approval of new technologies and work to address other market access challenges.”
“The Council is grateful for the commitment Darren Armstrong has made as he carries on the legacy of many U.S. Grains Council farmer leaders who have represented U.S. corn interests on the world stage,” said Ryan LeGrand, USGC president and CEO. “Darren will continue advocating for crop breeding technologies, crop protection products and advanced farming practices that are needed to feed the growing world.”