The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) Annual Meeting and Policy Conference which took place this week in Des Moines. Delegates had the opportunity to review expiring policies and debate new resolutions. The Annual Meeting and Policy Conference is the year-end event in the policy development process. The process includes a member survey, roundtable discussions held across the state and at the policy conference. Policies that are related to national issues are adopted and brought forth at the Commodity Classic meetings with National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).
“This meeting reaffirmed that our highest priority is ethanol and supporting a strong renewable fuels standard (RFS). Environmental regulation was also very clearly one of our top priorities,” said ICGA President Bob Hemesath. “It was evident that our farmers believe in continued investment in on farm conservation practices to protect Iowa’s water quality.”
ICGA members that were in attendance also had the pleasure of hearing from guest speakers such as presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. All guest speakers spoke out in support of a strong and robust RFS.
The complete 2015-2016 policy resolution book is available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 515-225-9242.
The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.