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May 31, 2019

In light of President Trump’s tweet regarding his announcement of tariffs on all Mexican imports, the trade hits keep coming on Iowa corn farmers. Yesterday, President Trump tweeted he will declare a five percent tariff on Mexican imports beginning June 10 that will gradually climb higher over the coming months to force Mexico to address border issues.   

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May 31, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today the final rule allowing E15 to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. The rule allows drivers to fuel up with the cleanest, lowest cost, homegrown fuel.

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May 23, 2019

We, along with other agriculture groups, are welcoming the $16 billion issued by the Trump Administration today in assistance to help farmers with potential loss due to the recent tariffs and China’s retaliatory tariffs. These funds will be used to calm the destruction of the perfect agriculture storm. 

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May 23, 2019

JOHNSTON, IA – May 22, 2019 – Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a vital grassroots process. Each year, ICGA hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather insight and feedback on priorities from members. The meetings, which will be held in June...
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May 21, 2019

To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title.

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April 29, 2019

The 2019 Iowa legislative session ended over the weekend and Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) President Curt Mether, a farmer from Logan, says notable progress occurred on legislative issues positively impacting Iowa agriculture.

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April 26, 2019

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer visited Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) Vice President Jim Greif’s family farm on Wednesday for a tour and discussion about United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Congresswoman represents Iowans in U.S. Congressional District 1.

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April 24, 2019

Iowa Corn® is excited to hear the Iowa legislature passed a spending bill late Tuesday night that will provide further funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The program provides cost-share grants to Iowa retailers to upgrade fueling infrastructure to offer E15, E85 and/or biodiesel blends. The program’s funding of $3 million for FY2020 was included in HF765, a bill to fund the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund.

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April 23, 2019

The 2018-19 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, which tracks head-to-head match-ups between the Iowa State Cyclones and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, concludes Tuesday night with Iowa Corn leaders presenting the trophy to the University of Iowa at the 2019 Golden Herky Awards. The Hawkeyes won the 2018-19 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series by a 15-10 margin. Points are awarded by each victory earning points toward the overall series championship.

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April 18, 2019

Iowa Corn announced the 16 student recipients of the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program for the 2019-2020 school year. Iowa Corn awarded the sixteen (16) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified students enrolled at an accredited U.S. 2-year or 4-year junior college, college or university, or graduate school, in a program of study to equip them to contribute to Iowa’s agriculture industry. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB).

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