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December 14, 2020

I am sharing the holiday edition of Iowa Corn’s Warm Welcomes From the Farm: A Very Merry Commodity Christmas. This online-only publication highlights the partnership of Iowa Corn and five other commodity organizations as we rely on each other. Like these commodity groups, Iowa Corn believes all Iowans truly are...
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December 10, 2020

Former Iowa Governor and Iowa native Tom Vilsack has been selected as the nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President-elect Biden. The following is a statement from the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Carl Jardon: “ICGA congratulates Tom Vilsack on his nomination to...
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October 16, 2020

Yesterday, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) along with the U.S. Grains Council hosted three virtual trade team meetings with representatives from Mexico and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and the Philippines. During their virtual meetings, the diverse groups learned about corn and corn co-products and the condition...
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October 8, 2020

The Integrated Crop Management Conference and Crop Advantage Series for this winter are being replaced with CropsTV Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is announcing a new educational program aimed at delivering crop production information directly to farmers and agribusinesses. CropsTV provides the convenience of viewing at home, office or...
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October 8, 2020

Iowa Corn® is proud to announce its contributions to the Beef Up Iowa program which was launched in July to connect Iowa beef producers with food insecure Iowans. Iowa Corn’s Animal Agriculture and the Environment Committee donated funds directly to the Beef Up Iowa program, while Iowa Corn’s District 2...
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September 24, 2020

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives that will boost long-term corn demand for clean, affordable ethanol. The Next Generation Fuels Act recognizes the high octane, low carbon benefits of corn ethanol. “The introduction of the Next Generation Fuels Act is...
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September 18, 2020

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed 68 candidates for the 2020 election cycle. Established with the bipartisan support of Iowa’s corn farmers more than a decade ago, the ICGA PAC is one tool for members to have a voice and an opportunity to be heard...
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September 18, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Secretary Perdue and President Trump announced the expansion of funding through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) of up to 14 billion dollars for farmers and producers who continue to face market demand loss due to COVID-19. Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA)...
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September 14, 2020

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a majority of the “gap-year" small refinery exemptions (SRE) from 2011-2018 compliance years under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Carl Jardon made the following statement. “ICGA has repeatedly pushed the Administration to deny these gap-year waivers for...
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September 3, 2020

Today, the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) spoke directly with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about assisting Iowa’s corn farmers due to the devasting drought and derecho that has impacted a majority of the state. ICGA presented several ideas for immediate financial relief to Sec. Perdue that came forward...
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