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June 7, 2017

STATEMENT FROM VICE PRESIDENT MARK RECKER

The Trump Administration has unveiled their proposed budget which calls for the elimination of funding for the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program in the federal government’s 2018 fiscal year, starting Oct. 1, 2017. These fundamental programs support the promotion of corn in all forms in international markets. Congressional support for maintaining the level of funding for MAP and FMD programs continues to be crucial as they are the muscle of what drives our export programs.

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May 31, 2017

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board has partnered with AgVantage FS to hold Ethanol Promotion Days happening at participating FAST STOP locations.

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May 30, 2017

Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Kurt Hora and Iowa Corn CEO Craig Floss, joined Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds at her first official press conference as Governor today, where agriculture was on the center stage as she outlined details for her upcoming “All Iowa Agriculture Trade Mission” to China.

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May 25, 2017

STATEMENT FROM ICGA CHAIRMAN BOB HEMESATH

On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, I would like to congratulate Adam Gregg on his appointment to Lieutenant Governor by newly installed Governor Kim Reynolds. Adam was part of the Iowa Corn Leadership Enhancement and Development (ILEAD) Class 6 in 2014 when I served as mentor.

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May 24, 2017

STATEMENT FROM ICGA PRESIDENT KURT HORA

On behalf of Iowa's corn farmers, we congratulate Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds on her advancement to be the 43rd Governor of our state. During her seven-year tenure as Lt. Governor, Reynolds has been a strong advocate for rural Iowa and has done a remarkable job in initiating programs to stimulate business and trade for Iowa.

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May 23, 2017

STATEMENT FROM ICGA PRESIDENT KURT HORA

The Trump Administration unveiled today their proposed budget for the federal government’s 2018 fiscal year, starting Oct. 1, 2017. This includes substantial cuts to many federally run agricultural programs.

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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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