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March 7, 2017

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recognized four Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) members as winners of the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) during the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas last week.

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March 6, 2017

Iowa Corn farmer-leaders were in San Antonio, Texas this past week to take part in the 2017 Commodity Classic. A main task for ICGA at Classic is debating the policies that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) should promote to benefit Iowa’s farmers. During NCGA’s Corn Congress, ICGA delegate farmer-leaders discussed many key priority issues and three Iowa resolutions were passed by the voting body.

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March 2, 2017

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. To commemorate this milestone, ICGA has embarked on several different pathways to celebrate half a century of pro-farmer legislation and solidifying our place in history as the largest and most dedicated state corn association. One way we are spreading...
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February 24, 2017

Iowa Corn leaders will be traveling to San Antonio next week for the 2017 Commodity Classic. The primary objective for ICGA at Classic is working to develop policies that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) will promote to benefit corn farmers around the country. Four resolutions previously developed and approved by ICGA grassroots members will be brought forward.

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February 16, 2017

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as the country’s oldest and largest corn growers’ organization. The ICGA, created from a statewide grassroots effort, was formed in 1967 with the distinct purpose of serving as the collective voice for its Iowa corn farmer-members, lobbying on ag issues at the state and federal level.

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February 16, 2017

Farmers, Ethanol, Biodiesel and Retailers Send Unified Message as Pruitt Assumes EPA Post

 

With the U.S. Senate on the cusp of approving Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a broad coalition of Iowa farmers, renewable fuel producers, and retailers urged Pruitt to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by rejecting the petition to change the successful program’s point of obligation.  The request would change the RFS obligated parties from mostly large petroleum refiners to many fuel retailers.

 
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February 15, 2017

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) has teamed up with Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Chair and Professor of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University in creating a video explaining the makeup of fructose and debunking the common misconceptions regarding High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The video, located on Iowa Corn’s YouTube channel and Facebook account, uses animation to break down a complex topic for Iowans allowing them to make informed food purchasing decisions. Click here to watch the video.​

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February 9, 2017

TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities today announced separate investments in Agrivida Inc., a St. Louis-based agriculture technology company focused on animal nutrition.

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February 8, 2017

Understanding the complexities of a global market has become an ever-challenging endeavor, but one four state corn checkoffs have set out to tackle with a three-year competitive study of the top corn exporting countries.As part of this work, a delegation including representatives from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn, the Nebraska Corn Board, Ohio Corn & Wheat traveled to Brazil last month to better understand the country’s role in the global agricultural economy.

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February 6, 2017

STATEMENT FROM ICGA PRESIDENT KURT HORA

Iowa Farm Groups sent a letter to President Trump and his administration today asking for them to maintain and expand upon agriculture sector gains achieved in the North American market, specifically with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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