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Iowa farmers, who are members of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), participated in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) 2014 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). Twelve Iowans will be recognized at Commodity Classic which takes place this week in Phoenix, Arizona.
Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) delegates joined with other corn farmer members from twenty-six states representing the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) at the annual Commodity Classic meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, this week. Iowa’s grassroots policy process brought forth 4 resolutions that were accepted by the national delegation on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
Transportation infrastructure is essential for corn growers and Iowa’s economy. Because Iowa’s roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair, today Governor Branstad signed SF 257 into law, which will provide the necessary funding for the growing maintenance demands. The legislation increases the state fuel tax by 10 cents, directing more than $200 million into Iowa’s Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF), a constitutionally protected mechanism to support transportation infrastructure projects.