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June 2015

Jun. 29
President Obama Signs Trade Promotion Authority Act, Increase Trade Opportunities

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) will soon begin to help shape the U.S.' ability to complete international trade negotiations. On Monday, June 29th, President Obama signed the bill into law. TPA is legislation that gives the President authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for an up-or-down vote without amendments.

Jun. 29
Iowa Corn Growers Association Hosts 2015 Roundtable Meetings

The Iowa Corn Growers Association has announced the 2015 member roundtable meetings for this July as part of its annual policy development process. The meetings allow ICGA members to come together, share a meal, and discuss key issues impacting corn farmers. Policies brought forward and approved at Roundtable meetings go on to the Annual Policy Conference in August for the ICGA delegates to debate. Meals (lunch or dinner) will be included at each session.

Jun. 25
Iowans Rally on Behalf of Rural America

Several hundred concerned individuals gathered in Kansas City, Kansas today to Rally for Rural America.  Farmers, American ethanol industry representatives, and a number of agriculture organizations spent the afternoon to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Jun. 19
Iowans Encouraged to Rally for Rural America

Farmers, agribusiness and the renewable fuels industry will gather on June 25th in Kansas City at the Rally for Rural America in support of a strong and robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Jun. 12
Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Corn Checkoff Director Elections

Elections for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will be held on July 21, 2015. Anyone who has produced and marketed 250 bushels of corn or more in Iowa in the previous marketing year is eligible to vote in the election.  Producers unable to visit the extension office on July 21 may vote by absentee ballot.

Jun. 1
Water Quality and Ag Field Day for Legislators

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) hosted several state and federal legislators at a water quality and ag field day on Friday, May 29 at the LICA farm located northeast of Des Moines near Melbourne.

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