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July 18, 2019

Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) farmer-leaders convened in Washington, D.C. this week alongside other corn farmers from across the country to advocate for key agricultural issues and priorities as part of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Congress meeting.

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July 16, 2019

Iowa Corn® will be welcoming RAGBRAI cyclists with homegrown, fresh sweet corn. Signs along the route will inform riders about the difference between sweet corn and field corn, which represents 99 percent of all corn acres. Stops along the 500 mile plus route will be offering sweet corn to riders, the opportunity to talk with local farmers and tour the Iowa Corn trailer.

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July 11, 2019

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) will hold elections in Crop Reporting Districts 2, 3, 5 and 7. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the Board of Directors of ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff program. The board’s primary priorities and responsibilities include domestic and foreign market development, research of new and value-added corn uses and education on corn and the farmers who grow it.

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July 9, 2019

At the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will present an update on Wednesday on the plant-based bioplastic, MonoEthylene Glycol (MEG). ICPB invests in research centered on developing new uses for corn and building demand for Iowa corn farmers. MEG, which can be made from Iowa corn, has potential in the marketplace because it’s a renewable, recyclable product that can replace fossil fuel-based plastics in everything from soda bottles to car parts.

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July 5, 2019

JOHNSTON, IA – July 5, 2019 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the 2020 conventional biofuels requirement at the statutory level of 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, the EPA’s actions today mean very little if...
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July 1, 2019

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has partnered with Dow’s Junction to hold an ethanol promotion. Iowa Corn members will be available for interviews at the fuel promotion. WHERE: Dow’s Junction 904 Cardinal Ave., Dows, IA 50071 – just west of I-35...
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June 26, 2019

The Mitchell County Corn Growers Association partnered with Sukup Manufacturing Co. to help fund a Safe T Home® at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds yesterday. The Safe T Home® is a new addition to the Little Farm Hands project, an interactive, educational experience related to life on an Iowa farm. Little Farm Hands was created in 2013 by the Mitchell County Corn and Soybean Associations. Last year, over 600 kids toured the barn for a hands-on learning experience about Iowa agriculture. The Safe T Home® expands the display allowing the youngest fairgoers an ongoing educational opportunity.

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June 18, 2019

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has partnered with KCK’s Food and Fuel to hold an ethanol promotion. Iowa Corn members will be available for interviews at the fuel promotion. WHERE: KCK’s Food and Fuel at the corner of Hwy 59 &...
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June 17, 2019

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May 31, 2019

In light of President Trump’s tweet regarding his announcement of tariffs on all Mexican imports, the trade hits keep coming on Iowa corn farmers. Yesterday, President Trump tweeted he will declare a five percent tariff on Mexican imports beginning June 10 that will gradually climb higher over the coming months to force Mexico to address border issues.   

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