- Annual Reports
- Technical Booklets
- White Papers
- Industry Resources
- Carbohydrate Check Sample Program
- Other Resources
- CRA Welcomes Robert Swinford
- Corn Refiners Association Celebrates 100 Years
- Kohler Accepts Position at GMA
- Statement on the Food & Drug Administration Denial of Petition
- Study Relies on Debunked Research and Pure Speculation In Effort To Blame HFCS for Autism
- CRA Responds to Colony Collapse Disorder Claims
- Sugar Industry Ramps Up Misinformation Campaign
- Corn Refiners Ask Court to Dismiss Case
- Response to UCLA Rat Study
- Statement on the New York State Supreme Court’s Decision
- New Study on Fructose Ignores “Real World” Dietary Habits
- New Study Alleging HFCS-Diabetes Link is Flawed and Misleading
- Sugar Industry’s Latest Move
- Sugar Industry in a Stretch: Pitching New Study To Create False Scientific Controversy
- Corn Refiners Counter Sue the Sugar Association
- CRA Statement on GHSU Study
- Inconclusive Fructose Study
- Sugar Lawyers Refile Claims Already Rejected By Court
- Sugar Industry “Shopping Mall” Survey Misleads Consumers
- Corn Refiners Applaud Passage of Free Trade Agreements
- Court Rejects Key Portions of Lawsuit
- Corn Refiners Urge Passage of Free Trade Agreements
- HFCS & Sugar: Studies Show No Meaningful Difference
- Corn Refiners Respond to Lawsuit
- Heart Disease Study Fails to Prove Increased Risk Factors
- CRA Commends Signing of Mexico Trucking Agreement
- Fairfax Schools Chocolate Milk Sweetener
- Corn Refiners Applaud Trade Accord with Colombia
- Deregulation of Corn Amylase Biotech Trait
- Mexico Trucking Dispute
- CRA Welcomes Korean Deal
- JASN Fructose Review
- New Study – Added Sugars & Heart Disease
- Focus on Fructose Misplaced
- Sugar Content Study Flawed
- CRA Petitions FDA for Use of "Corn Sugar"
- Sara Lee Swaps Corn Sugar for Cane/Beet Sugar
- Fructose Pancreatic Cancer Study
- Metabolic Syndrome Research
- Summer Sweets
- Furan Study Misleading
- Gross Errors in Princeton Study
- Duke Statement Flaws
- CBS News Health Report
- Legal Merits of CRA's Right to Educate Consumers about HFCS Unaffected by Judge's Ruling on Member Companies
- Sugar Industry Denies Misleading Public Despite Pay-for-Play Media Reports
- Corn Refiners Association Welcomes New President
- News Archives
- HFCS-Free False Health Halo
- HMF, Honeybees and HFCS
- AHA Study Leads to Confusion
- AMA Decision on HFCS
- Beverages & Feelings of Hunger
- Bipartisan Approach Aplauded
- Confusion About Sugars
- Court Ruling on Natural Labeling
- CRA Applauds Michener Appointment
- CRA Applauds Terpstra Nomination
- CRA Applauds Vilsack Nomination
- CRA Statement – King Corn
- Do Fad Diets Really Work?
- Expert Assessment: HFCS Mercury
- FDA Natural Clarification
- Fructose Confused With HFCS
- HFCS Mercury Study Flawed
- HFCS Mercury Study Outdated
- HFCS Natural Labeling
- High Fructose Corn Syrup & Mercury
- ILSI-USDA Workshop on HFCS
- Moms' Nutrition Concerns
- NBC News Nutrition Report
- No Reason to Switch
- Outstanding Researchers Honored
- Peru Trade Deal
- Proposed Florida Legislation
- Pure Fructose Confused With HFCS
- Statement on Peru Trade Agreement
- Sweet Surprise
- Sweetener Reformulations
- Test Your Sweet-Smarts
- Tests Find No Quantifiable Mercury
- Tips for Healthier Summer Eating
- Wake Up & Smell the Coffee
- Position Statements
Making a Positive Impact in Rural Communities
The corn refining industry plays an important part in strengthening the economy of rural America by supporting the local communities where they do business.
Corn wet milling plants represent a significant capital investment and, as such, represent a stable entity in the communities where they are located. Community involvement benefits residents, and offers plant employees opportunities for personal development and a sense of pride from their contributions to society.
Many companies support community leadership development by sponsoring or organizing opportunities for citizens to connect, learn, and generate ideas for community improvement. Fostering future community leaders through sponsorship of youth employment opportunities is another way corn refiners support their neighborhoods.
Local residents can often enjoy outdoor activities such as biking a linear path, playing baseball on a groomed field or playing on a safe, clean playground due to support from the corn wet milling industry via project funds or employee volunteer efforts. Corn refiners also support development of active communities through sporting events and field days. Community cleanup and recycling programs are frequently supported through employee volunteers.
Support of the arts include efforts such as sponsoring exhibits at local museums, commissioning works of art for city beautification projects, and organizing programs to expand cultural experiences of students.
Numerous corn refining plants actively participate in raising funds for local charities. Their support takes several forms, including direct contributions and grants, matching gifts, and employee volunteers. Local organizations benefit from activities such as sponsored walks, food drives, and clothing donations. Charities that benefit from these efforts range from well-established organizations such as the United Way, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity to local community organizations.
A strong educational system helps build vibrant communities. Corn refiners are avid supporters of educational initiatives for children and young adults.
Students benefit from employee volunteers who share their knowledge of agriculture, science, and other areas of expertise. Corn refiners sponsor special events and programs that help students learn about the farming industry and agricultural business. Educational support also comes from monetary donations that help fund field trips, purchase supplies and equipment, and fund teacher training.
Scholarships and award programs sponsored by corn refiners foster academic excellence and encourage students to pursue careers in engineering, computer programming, science, and business management.
Corn refiners support colleges and universities by supporting key research initiatives. Licensing technologies developed by universities is another way that corn refiners support higher education, which can be fiscally and academically rewarding.
The support and commitment of corn refiners to their neighbors extends beyond these illustrative examples. It is an industry that is committed to enriching local communities and its employees, and making invaluable contributions to American lives.