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ICGA Relays Corn Farmer Derecho and Drought Concerns to Sec. Sonny Perdue

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 from ICGA farmer members. Also in attendance with Sec. Perdue was U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, as the officials attended a conservation field day sponsored by Iowa Corn. Officials also surveyed the drought and derecho crop damage throughout the day while in Iowa.

“Iowa corn farmers wish they didn’t have to request government assistance as they’d rather have a crop to harvest and market access,” said ICGA President and farmer from Randolph Carl Jardon. “Unfortunately, that is not our reality this year with natural disasters, trade disputes, and a global pandemic on top of waiting to hear the outcome of President Trump’s commitment to speaking with Wheeler about the refinery waivers. Iowa’s farmers need immediate aid so they can begin to rebuild for next year.”

Click here to view the letter given to Secretary Perdue on behalf of ICGA members.

For More Information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager, bsnyder@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242  

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