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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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October 21, 2016

Just as farmers continue to work hard to harvest this year’s crop, we know you as media are working just as hard to cover Iowa’s corn harvest from many angles. Here are a few resources and ideas we would like to provide to you for your Harvest 2016 coverage.

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October 18, 2016

Representatives from five Mexican grain importers will visit Iowa this week prior to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Export Exchange scheduled October 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan.

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October 17, 2016

The Palo Alto County Corn Growers (PACCG) announced today they will hold the First Annual Palo Alto County Corn Bowl home conference rivalry football game between the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines and the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans on Friday, October 21. The winner of the game will receive the Palo Alto Corn Bowl trophy to be housed in their school’s trophy case for the next year and will be considered Palo Alto County Corn Bowl Champions!

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