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May 21, 2019

To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title.

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April 29, 2019

The 2019 Iowa legislative session ended over the weekend and Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) President Curt Mether, a farmer from Logan, says notable progress occurred on legislative issues positively impacting Iowa agriculture.

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April 26, 2019

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer visited Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) Vice President Jim Greif’s family farm on Wednesday for a tour and discussion about United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Congresswoman represents Iowans in U.S. Congressional District 1.

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April 24, 2019

Iowa Corn® is excited to hear the Iowa legislature passed a spending bill late Tuesday night that will provide further funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The program provides cost-share grants to Iowa retailers to upgrade fueling infrastructure to offer E15, E85 and/or biodiesel blends. The program’s funding of $3 million for FY2020 was included in HF765, a bill to fund the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund.

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April 23, 2019

The 2018-19 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, which tracks head-to-head match-ups between the Iowa State Cyclones and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, concludes Tuesday night with Iowa Corn leaders presenting the trophy to the University of Iowa at the 2019 Golden Herky Awards. The Hawkeyes won the 2018-19 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series by a 15-10 margin. Points are awarded by each victory earning points toward the overall series championship.

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April 18, 2019

Iowa Corn announced the 16 student recipients of the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program for the 2019-2020 school year. Iowa Corn awarded the sixteen (16) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified students enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college, college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study to equip them to contribute to Iowa’s agriculture industry. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB).

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April 16, 2019

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 program.

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April 12, 2019

Thirty-five students from Morningside College majoring in agriculture or political science filled the state Capitol rotunda yesterday. Iowa Corn Grower Association® (ICGA) District 4 Committee sponsored the Day on the Hill for the Morningside students. This opportunity from Iowa Corn facilitated a one-on-one interaction with state legislators where students discussed and learned about the policy process and issues important to agriculture.

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March 29, 2019

Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) President Curt Mether and ICGA At-Large Director Bob Hemesath testified to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the importance and impact of finalizing the proposed E15 RVP rule released earlier this month. The proposal would allow for year-round E15 sales; however, it also raises many concerns for farmers and ethanol blending due to a few renewable identification number (RIN) reform proposals within the proposed rule.

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March 28, 2019

Nearly 100 Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) members filled the State Capitol rotunda yesterday for the “Iowa Corn Day on the Hill” lobbying event. This delegation included ICGA Board, county leaders, grassroots members and student FFA members from across the state. Their lobbying efforts focused on continued support for Iowa’s...

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