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December 29, 2015

Iowa Corn will begin the New Year by offering a series of crop fairs hosted at local venues around the state. These crop fairs feature an array of speakers on topics that will help farmers navigate the progressive agriculture industry and allow learning opportunities to directly interact with local and state experts.

Read More about Farmers Gain Insights at Burlington Crop Fair

December 23, 2015

As farmers, we believe in being stewards of the land and water for our families, our communities and the next generation. Iowa Corn Promotion Board continues to take the lead in helping farmers find sustainable and doable science-based solutions to conservation and water quality issues. As part of this effort, Iowa Corn announced today it will hold a farmer-to-farmer roundtable discussion on Friday, January 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Fisher Theater, Iowa State University in Ames.

Read More about Iowa Corn Hosts Discussion Talking Soil Health with Secretary Northey

December 21, 2015

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) has released the final list of state and federal legislative priorities for the upcoming year. These priorities are based on grassroots input from members across the state.

Read More about Iowa Corn Growers Association Releases Top State and Federal Priorities for 2016

December 18, 2015

Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) applauds Congress today for passage of a number of tax provisions set to expire at the end of this year. Both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate approved the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act containing a $650 billon tax package, which provides extensions to the IRS Section 179 small business expensing and bonus depreciation provisions.

Read More about Passage of Tax Extenders Offers Tax Relief for Iowa's Farmers

December 9, 2015

One lucky fan at the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Men’s Basketball Game on Thursday, December 10 will receive the grand prize of a two-year lease to a brand new Chevrolet Equinox Flex Fuel SUV as part of the Fuel Up & Drive Away Sweepstakes. 

Read More about FuelUp & Drive Away Winner Chosen at Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Game Dec.10

December 2, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application (U.S. 2015/0329449) from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) for a production method using corn in the industrial manufacturing of a raw material called monoethylene glycol (MEG).

Read More about Iowa Corn Patent Application Accepted for Bio-Based Manufacturing Process

November 30, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today its final rule decreasing the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It reduced the volume of corn ethanol levels by nearly 500 million gallons for 2016.

Read More about Iowa Corn Says EPA's Final RVO Rule Sets Poor Precedent

November 18, 2015

On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) would like to thank Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds for intervening in the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Lawsuit. The WOTUS rule is overreaching and could hamper Iowa farmers’ ability to implement the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Read More about Statement from ICGA President Bob Hemesath on Governor Branstad Intervening in WOTUS Lawsuit

November 2, 2015

Iowa Corn would like to announce the 18 Iowa college students who will make up the fifth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT).

Read More about 18 Students Named To Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

October 28, 2015

Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Iowa as one of the 21 recipients of federal grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Program (BIP) amounting in $210 million. The Iowa Department of Transportation will receive $5 million, which could bring as many as 100 new stations and 187 additional pumps to the state through the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative.

Read More about Iowa Corn Applauds USDA's $210 million Investment to Boost Biofuels Infrastructure
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