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December 21, 2016

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), one of the most effective, longest-standing agricultural associations in the country, which serves as the collective voice for Iowa corn farmers and lobbying on agricultural issues, released today its final list of state and federal policy priorities for the upcoming year.

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December 20, 2016

Go to iowacorn.org for a chance to win $50 in American Ethanol

Gas prices are expected to rise this holiday season. In Iowa, prices for unleaded gas remain around $2.21 compared to $2.08 a month ago. Before you cancel that holiday road trip to see Grandma, consider fueling up with E15, the best value, higher-octane fuel made from 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline.

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December 8, 2016

Before you step back in the field this spring, why not invest an hour in learning more about ways you can protect the soil beneath your feet? The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) will host a Virtual Field Day Webinar on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11:00 a.m.

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December 7, 2016

Statement from President Kurt Hora

 

On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, I would like to congratulate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on his nomination as U.S. ambassador to China by President-Elect Donald Trump. 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. ‚Äč

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December 7, 2016

U.S. ethanol exports continue to make gains this year as worldwide demand for the fuel expands and diversifies. In the 2015/2016 marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports reached 868 million gallons, the second largest on record, making the U.S. on track to be the world’s leading ethanol exporter for a third year in a row. This comes as more countries mandate the blending of ethanol with gasoline for its high octane and low-carbon advantages in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving air quality.

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December 6, 2016

Grocery Giveaway Winner Chosen at Men’s Basketball Game, December 8

The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series comes to Iowa City this week with the highly-anticipated match-ups between the Cyclones and Hawkeyes in Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball and Wrestling. Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board are honored to partner with Learfield on behalf of both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Athletic Departments for the title sponsorship of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series which highlights the competition between these two great universities, while educating Iowans on the essential role that corn plays in Iowa’s economy, for food, fuel, and fiber.

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December 1, 2016

Iowa Corn proudly announces today the 23 Iowa college students who will make up the seventh Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT). Comprised of Iowa students pursuing degrees in agriculture, CAT will assist the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) in developing targeted programs to enhance the organizations’ relationships with individuals pursuing careers in agriculture production and allied industries.

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November 16, 2016

Drivers filling-up their cars with cleaner-burning E15 during the month of October raised $12,000 for breast cancer awareness as part of the “Pink at the Pump” Campaign.  Nearly 30 E15 retailers in Iowa participated in the program, which donated three cents of every gallon of E15 sold from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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November 2, 2016

SOUTH KOREA POISED TO EXPAND IMPORT OF U.S. ETHANOL
 

A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team from South Korea including ten oil and ethanol industry representatives visited the offices of Iowa Corn today after touring the POET ethanol plant in Emmetsburg this morning. The team, arranged in conjunction with the U.S. embassy in Seoul, is in the United States to learn more about ethanol production and its use as they work to develop a plan to begin blending ethanol in their county’s fuel nationwide.

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October 25, 2016

A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team representing the Japanese corn processing, feed and corn trade industries as well as a hog and poultry industry journalist will travel to Iowa October 27-29 following the Export Exchange conference in Detroit. This event brings together international buyers with U.S. sellers of corn, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed and includes accompanying field tours to surrounding states like Iowa.

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