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May 23, 2017

STATEMENT FROM ICGA PRESIDENT KURT HORA‚Äč

On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, we would like to congratulate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to ambassador of China. President Donald Trump nominated Branstad in December and last night he completed the final step in the vetting process. Throughout his distinguished tenure as Iowa Governor he has been a tireless advocate for Iowa’s corn farmers, and we are thankful to have such as steadfast supporter of agriculture in this vital position.

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May 22, 2017

In a blind judging supervised by the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) last week in Chicago, Mississippi River Distilling Company’s Iowish Whiskey was judged Iowa’s top craft whiskey.

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May 11, 2017

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association congratulates Casey's General Store on the opening of a new E15 and E85 station in Pella. Casey’s recently announced intentions to open 17 stations with E15 and E85 in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. The Pella store is only the first of seven expected to open across the state. The ICPB is providing support for Casey’s new program to offer E15 and E85 blends for consumers.

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April 26, 2017

Today, Casey’s General Stores, Inc., a Midwest convenience store chain, announced it will expand consumer choice by offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program.

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April 24, 2017

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) hosted the fifth annual water quality and agriculture field day for legislators on Friday at the LICA farm located northeast of Des Moines near Melbourne.

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April 14, 2017

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. On July 18, 2017, corn growers in Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9 can vote at their...
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April 10, 2017

We have reached the middle of April which means farmers will soon head to the fields to plant this year's corn crop. Just as farmers will work hard to plant their crop, we know that you as media will work just as hard to cover Iowa’s planting season from many angles. Below are a few resources and facts we would like to provide for your #Plant17 coverage.  

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March 29, 2017

More than 75 Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) members filled the State Capitol rotunda for “Iowa Corn Day on the Hill” lobbying event. This delegation included ICGA Board of Directors, county leaders and student FFA members from across the state.

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March 24, 2017

Iowa Corn announced today the sixteen students who will be the recipients of the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. This program awards eight $500 first-year scholarships and eight $500 upperclassman scholarships to individuals who are pursuing degrees that will equip them to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB).

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March 24, 2017

As our nation celebrates National Ag Week, let’s recognize the roots of “The Corn State” we call home. Iowa’s world-class corn production system didn’t occur overnight. It happened because of our rich natural resource base and several determined corn farmer-visionaries who put Iowa on the map. Iowa’s corn industry got a huge boost in 1967 when Walter Goeppinger of Boone had a vision of creating a state farmer-driven group and founded the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) after starting the National Corn Growers Association ten years earlier. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of ICGA which serves as the collective voice for our Iowa corn farmer-members, lobbying on ag issues at the state and federal level.

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