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April 2016

Apr. 29
April 29
Iowa Corn Growers Association Accomplishes Key 2016 State Legislative Priorities

JOHNSTON, Iowa – April 29 2016 – As the 2016 Iowa legislative session nears its end, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Bob Hemesath, a farmer from Decorah, says notable progress occurred on many legislative issues positively impacting agriculture.

Apr. 22
April 22
Iowa Corn Farmers-Leaders Assess This Year's Market Outlook

JOHNSTON, Iowa – April 22, 2016 – Even before Iowa farmers received a jump start on planting last week, many within the agricultural industry started placing their bets on what this season may hold. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts that U.S. corn growers will plant 93.6 million acres of corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if predictions are correct, this year’s crop will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944.

Apr. 22
April 22
Iowa Farmers Receive a Head Start on Corn Planting

JOHNSTON, Iowa – April 22,2016 – Iowa farmers received a jump start on corn planting last week with a streak of sunny, dry weather days. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service Weekly Crop Progress Report issued on Monday, 13 percent or 13.9 million acres of Iowa’s corn crop has been planted.  A feat significantly ahead of the five-year average of 3 percent planted by mid-April. Rain throughout the state this week hampered some progress although with sunshine in the forecast for this weekend has many farmers remaining optimistic. 

Apr. 19
April 19
Iowa Corn Promotion Board Holds Director Elections for USDA Crop Reporting Districts 2,5,7,8

JOHNSTON, Iowa– April 19, 2016 – Since 1978, Iowa corn growers have elected their peers to serve on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff. As established by Iowa Code, a portion of the board seats are up for election each year.

Apr. 8
April 8
Aspiring Iowa Ag Leaders Embark on Mission to Southeast Asia

ILEAD Explores Market Potential for U.S. Corn in All Forms

JOHNSTON, Iowa – April 8, 2016 – Members of the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (I-LEAD) program recently traveled to Malaysia and the Philippines on an international trade mission to gain first-hand knowledge of the significant market potential for U.S. agricultural exports to the region.

 
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