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October 8, 2020

Iowa Corn® is proud to announce its contributions to the Beef Up Iowa program which was launched in July to connect Iowa beef producers with food insecure Iowans. Iowa Corn’s Animal Agriculture and the Environment Committee donated funds directly to the Beef Up Iowa program, while Iowa Corn’s District 2...
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September 24, 2020

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives that will boost long-term corn demand for clean, affordable ethanol. The Next Generation Fuels Act recognizes the high octane, low carbon benefits of corn ethanol. “The introduction of the Next Generation Fuels Act is...
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September 18, 2020

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed 68 candidates for the 2020 election cycle. Established with the bipartisan support of Iowa’s corn farmers more than a decade ago, the ICGA PAC is one tool for members to have a voice and an opportunity to be heard...
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September 18, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Secretary Perdue and President Trump announced the expansion of funding through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) of up to 14 billion dollars for farmers and producers who continue to face market demand loss due to COVID-19. Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA)...
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September 14, 2020

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a majority of the “gap-year" small refinery exemptions (SRE) from 2011-2018 compliance years under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Carl Jardon made the following statement. “ICGA has repeatedly pushed the Administration to deny these gap-year waivers for...
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September 3, 2020

Today, the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) spoke directly with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about assisting Iowa’s corn farmers due to the devasting drought and derecho that has impacted a majority of the state. ICGA presented several ideas for immediate financial relief to Sec. Perdue that came forward...
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September 2, 2020

September 3, 2020 The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Perdue: Iowa’s corn farmers have worked with you through many hardships over the past few years, and we truly value the partnership we have with your Department. Corn...
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August 25, 2020

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) held its Annual Grassroots Summit virtually today where ICGA delegates set the direction for the policies and priorities for the coming year. During the virtual Summit, over 100 farmer delegates had the opportunity to review expiring policies and debate new policy resolutions. This ICGA...
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August 25, 2020

Today, Governor Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Naig announced the additional allocation of Iowa’s funds from the federal CARES Act of $100 million with many of the dollars available to assist and support Iowa’s agricultural economy. “ICGA is thankful and commends Governor Reynolds and Secretary Naig on finding new...
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August 18, 2020

The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here tour continues today at Eric Miller’s farm near Cascade, Iowa. This stop in Dubuque Co., hosted by Iowa Corn, highlights the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Exchange, a first-of-its-kind agreement that allows municipalities to work with farmers to reduce nutrient loads and improve water quality....
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