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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.
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).
The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) held its Annual Grassroots Summit in Des Moines on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 where ICGA delegates set the direction for the policies and priorities in the coming year.
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT MARK RECKER
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the details of a trade mitigation package for farmers. We appreciate President Trump and his administration hearing farmers concerns and understanding the dire situation that many of us now face due to tariffs and trade uncertainty. The aid package will provide some short-term relief, but as Secretary Perdue has stated himself, it will not make farmers whole.
Iowa Corn announced today they will not renew their title sponsorship of the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 race at Iowa Speedway beginning in 2019 to focus on new corn demand opportunities.
Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) farmer-leaders convened in Washington, D.C. this week with other corn farmers from across the country to advocate for key agricultural issues as part of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Congress meeting. The Iowa delegation, including ICGA directors and grassroots members, visited 125 Congressional offices, many of which represented areas outside the Corn Belt because it is important that all members of Congress understand the importance of American agriculture and the challenges farmers currently face.
Promoting ethanol to a worldwide audience, yesterday’s 12th running of the Iowa Corn 300 will be one for the record books. James Hinchcliffe brought home his second win at the Iowa Corn 300 taking the lead with just over 40 laps remaining. This year’s race also included many unique aspects showcasing Iowa Corn farmers and the corn-based ethanol that fuels IndyCars.
The Iowa Corn 300, one of the major INDYCAR racing events of the year, will race into the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, July 8. This will be the 12th running of the Iowa Corn sponsored event to showcase the clean-burning, lower cost of ethanol on the fastest short track on the planet!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the 2019 conventional biofuels requirement at the statutory level of 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and in doing so, failed to reallocate the gallons of ethanol exempted through the small refinery process. Considering the EPA’s decision, we will fight to protect the rights of Iowa’s farmers and consumers and hold the EPA accountable.