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November 30, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the 2019 conventional biofuels requirement at 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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November 30, 2018

Today the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an important step in the final approval and modernizing the most important trade agreement to Iowa and U.S. corn farmers.

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October 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CORN ROOTWORM IN DELAWARE COUNTY JOHNSTON, IA – October 30, 2018 – The Bt corn rootworm trait has been extremely valuable to corn growers as it provides safe and effective control of corn rootworm insects and has allowed farmers to reduce insecticide use. These Bt traits allow...
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October 9, 2018

JOHNSTON, Iowa, October 9, 2018 – Today, Iowa farmers cheered President Donald Trump’s proposal to allow year-round consumer access to E15, the cleanest burning, lowest cost fuel for the vast majority of vehicles on the road.

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October 1, 2018

STATEMENT FROM ICGA PRESIDENT CURT METHER

While we look forward to the opportunity to fully evaluate the details of this agreement made in principle with Mexico and Canada, we applaud the Trump Administration for finding a path forward with these two important trade partners as it has the potential to deliver market access for Iowa farmers and rural America.

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September 27, 2018

The night of Friday, September 14 served as a special occasion for several women farmers with the CommonGround Program as they hosted a contingent of Iowa’s leading ladies at their ‘Ladies Night Out’ event on Julie Van Manen's farm outside of Kellogg. Women decision makers, media personalities, reporters, chefs, fellow farmers, bloggers, and mothers came out for a night out on the farm with the CommonGround volunteers.

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September 11, 2018

To help haul in this year’s harvest, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed today a proclamation granting a temporary 60-day weight limit exemption for trucks operating on Iowa roads, and the proclamation will be effective as of Saturday, September 15. The 2018 Harvest Weight Proclamation specifically increases the weight allowable for shipment of corn, soybeans, hay, straw, and stover, by 12.5 percent per axle (up to a maximum of 90,000 pounds) without the need for an oversize/overweight permit.

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September 10, 2018

The Iowa Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) Political Action Committee (PAC) today endorsed 74 candidates for the 2018 election cycle. Established with the bipartisan support of Iowa’s corn farmers more than a decade ago, the ICGA PAC ensures members have a voice and a seat at the table on issues impacting Iowa’s farmers.

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September 9, 2018

A Win for the University of Iowa and Iowa’s Corn Farmers

The 2018 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™ football game proved to be another exciting match-up between the Iowa and Iowa State football teams. Iowa’s corn farmers presented the Hawkeyes with the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk trophy after they defeated the Cyclones with a 13-3 win in front of a packed crowd at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

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September 5, 2018

The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board proudly partner with Learfield on behalf of both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Athletic Departments for the title sponsorship of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™. 2018 marks the eighth year Iowa Corn has sponsored the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series which tracks the head-to-head match-ups between the Cyclones and Hawkeyes with each victory earning points toward the overall series championship. The first scheduled events in the in-state rivalry series are the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series soccer game which will take place on September 7 in Ames followed by the football game happening on September 8 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City with kickoff at 4 p.m. Central.

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