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December 22, 2022

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is pleased the U.S. Senate has confirmed Alexis Taylor as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at USDA. “ICGA congratulates Alexis Taylor on her well-deserved and long-overdue confirmation to serve as USDA’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs,” stated ICGA...
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December 14, 2022

The presidents of 23 state corn grower groups, joined by the president of the National Corn Growers Association, sent a letter to President Biden today calling for him to take additional steps to address the pending decree by Mexico that would block imports of biotech corn. Iowa Corn Growers Association...
Read More about ICGA Calls on Biden Regarding Pressing Case on Biotech Corn with Mexico

December 1, 2022

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the proposed renewable fuel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2023, 2024 and 2025. The RFS has been one of the most effective energy policies in our nation’s history. The annual growth for renewable fuels like ethanol contained in today’s proposal...
Read More about RFS “Set” Rule Proposal Sets Course for Biofuels Growth and Stability

November 14, 2022

The Iowa Corn Growers Association led a pre-seed financing round to support Låkril Technologies with a $500,000 venture capital investment to replace petroleum adhesives and super absorbents with home-grown, corn-based alternatives. The Kentucky Corn Promotion Council joined with an additional $100,000 investment. Låkril’s underlying, proprietary technology was developed at the...
Read More about Iowa Corn Supports Låkril Technologies with $500,000 Investment in Corn to Chemicals

September 30, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced yesterday it is awarding almost $1.9 million to support the work of the Agriculture Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) being led by Iowa State University in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Idaho. The...
Read More about Iowa Corn’s Genome to Phenome Collaboration with Iowa State University Receives Major USDA Grant to Further Pioneering Agriculture

September 20, 2022

Larry Buss, President of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) met with representatives of the Taiwan Feed Industry Association, Governor Kim Reynolds and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to sign a letter of intent to purchase $600 million worth of corn products between 2023 and 2024. This agreement includes 1.5...
Read More about Taiwan to Purchase $600 Million Worth of Corn Products from Iowa

August 29, 2022

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) hosted the Annual Grassroots Summit where ICGA delegates set the direction for state and federal policy priorities for the coming year. During the Grassroots Summit, a group of over 100 farmer-member delegates voiced their opinions and thoughts on legislative priorities and policies. ICGA delegates...
Read More about ICGA Delegates Adopt Policies Impacting Iowa Corn Farmers at Annual Grassroots Summit

August 11, 2022

Iowa Corn is proud to sponsor Iowa Corn Day at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 19, 2022. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to chat with Iowa corn farmers while participating in a scavenger hunt across the fairgrounds, touring the Iowa Corn mobile education trailer and sharing wins with...
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August 10, 2022

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is proud to sponsor Lt. Kernel, the corn-fed steer, at this year’s 40th Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s steer will be accompanied by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board®...
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August 9, 2022

Genvax Technologies, a startup dedicated to bringing advances in self-amplifying mRNA (saRNA) vaccine production to animal health, announced today it has secured $6.5 million in series seed funding. This funding moves the company toward USDA and international regulatory approval of its vaccines in anticipation of any foreign animal disease outbreak...
Read More about Pork Supply Chain Stakeholders Invest $6.5 Million in Genvax Technologies’ Novel Vaccine Platform
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