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March 29, 2019

Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) President Curt Mether and ICGA At-Large Director Bob Hemesath testified to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the importance and impact of finalizing the proposed E15 RVP rule released earlier this month. The proposal would allow for year-round E15 sales; however, it also raises many concerns for farmers and ethanol blending due to a few renewable identification number (RIN) reform proposals within the proposed rule.

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March 28, 2019

Nearly 100 Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) members filled the State Capitol rotunda yesterday for the “Iowa Corn Day on the Hill” lobbying event. This delegation included ICGA Board, county leaders, grassroots members and student FFA members from across the state. Their lobbying efforts focused on continued support for Iowa’s...

Tagged As: corn policy lobbying

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March 28, 2019

Two environmental groups, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and Food & Water Watch, filed a lawsuit yesterday suing the state of Iowa claiming the state has violated its obligation to protect the Raccoon River for the use and benefits of Iowans . This lawsuit comes as a disappointment to Iowa...
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March 26, 2019

Larry and Bunny Buss of Logan, Iowa are among the newly awarded Iowa Master Farmer Class of 2019. Larry currently serves as an Iowa Corn Promotion Board® Director representing district four, chair of the Grassroots Network, Membership and Checkoff and active in the Iowa Corn Growers Association®. He is also...
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March 22, 2019

AgGrad announced winners of the first ever AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards, a program created to celebrate the young professionals shaping the future of agriculture. Fourteen judges selected winners from peer and self nominations based on contributions in their career, community, and the industry at large. Elizabeth Burns-Thompson and Andrew Lauver both active members of the Iowa Corn Growers Association® were among the winners.

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March 20, 2019

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recognized Iowa Corn Growers Association members as winners of the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). The top four winners in each category were recognized during the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida at the beginning of the month. These selected farmers accepted honors...

Tagged As: Commodity Classic NCGA

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March 14, 2019

JOHNSTON, Iowa, March 14, 2019 – Today, the EPA announced the approval of five additional small refinery exemptions to the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes, bringing the total loss of demand to 2.6 billion gallons for the 2016 – 2017 compliance years. That’s the equivalent of more than 900...
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March 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today the proposed rule for allowing E15 to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. If finalized, the rule will allow motorists to have uninterrupted access to the cleanest, lowest cost fuel for most vehicles on the road today.

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March 11, 2019

Iowa Corn farmer-leaders went to Orlando, Florida earlier this month to participate in the 2019 Commodity Classic. The delegation from Iowa consisted of Iowa Corn directors, Iowa Corn farmer voting delegates and alternates, Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory team members, and grassroots leaders.

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March 7, 2019

Iowa Corn along with Iowa Pork, Iowa Soybean and the Iowa Farm Bureau will be hosting a Women in Agriculture Social event. This event is free and open to the women of the public.

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