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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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