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May 25, 2017


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


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


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


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.


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.

Read More about Mississippi River Distilling Company ’s Iowish Whiskey Wins Iowa’ s Top Craft Whiskey At 2017 Heartland Whiskey Competition

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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April 24, 2017

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) hosted the fifth annual water quality and agriculture field day for legislators on Friday at the LICA farm located northeast of Des Moines near Melbourne.

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April 14, 2017

Since 1978, Iowa corn growers have elected their peers to serve on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff program. On July 18, 2017, corn growers in Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9 can vote at their...
Read More about Iowa Corn Promotion Board to Hold Director Elections for USDA Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9

April 10, 2017

We have reached the middle of April which means farmers will soon head to the fields to plant this year's corn crop. Just as farmers will work hard to plant their crop, we know that you as media will work just as hard to cover Iowa’s planting season from many angles. Below are a few resources and facts we would like to provide for your #Plant17 coverage.  

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