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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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January 27, 2017

KURT HORA IOWA SUPREME COURT OPINION IN THE DES MOINES WATERWORKS LAWSUIT The Iowa Supreme Court answered four legal questions posed by the Federal District Court in the Des Moines Waterworks Lawsuit today. The opinion stated that Iowa law has provided immunity to drainage districts for over a century, especially...
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January 16, 2017

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) are again offering the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture scholarships. This year, Iowa Corn will award sixteen (16) $500 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 that can equip them in contributing to Iowa’s agriculture industry.  

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January 5, 2017

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) has teamed up with the Iowa Nice Guy, Scott Siepker, to launch a series of short engaging videos informing consumers about several important subjects related to the state’s top crop…you guessed it, CORN!

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December 21, 2016

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), one of the most effective, longest-standing agricultural associations in the country, which serves as the collective voice for Iowa corn farmers and lobbying on agricultural issues, released today its final list of state and federal policy priorities for the upcoming year.

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December 20, 2016

Go to iowacorn.org for a chance to win $50 in American Ethanol

Gas prices are expected to rise this holiday season. In Iowa, prices for unleaded gas remain around $2.21 compared to $2.08 a month ago. Before you cancel that holiday road trip to see Grandma, consider fueling up with E15, the best value, higher-octane fuel made from 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline.

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December 8, 2016

Before you step back in the field this spring, why not invest an hour in learning more about ways you can protect the soil beneath your feet? The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) will host a Virtual Field Day Webinar on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11:00 a.m.

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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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