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ICGA Releases Top State and Federal Policy Priorities for 2021

January 26, 2021

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), one of the most effective, longest-standing agricultural associations in the country, released today its final list of state and federal policy priorities for the upcoming year. 

“Each year, ICGA members set a list of legislative priorities on both the state and federal levels by completing a policy survey, discussion at roundtables, and adopting policy at the Grassroots Summit,” said ICGA President Carl Jardon, a farmer from Randolph, Iowa. “Even in the year of a global pandemic, ICGA was still able to provide several virtual opportunities throughout 2020 for farmers to get engaged and voice their opinion on different issues to direct ICGA on policy priorities for this new year.”  

2021 ICGA Priorities – State (Alphabetical)

  • Conservation/Water Quality – Maintain legislative funding stream for Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy
  • Ethanol – Obtain and increase funding for infrastructure cost-share program (RFIP)
  • Livestock – Support existing regulatory framework for the livestock industry
  • Taxes - Protect critical tax credits (Section 179 and biofuels)

2021 ICGA Priorities – Federal (Alphabetical)

  • Ethanol – Retain the RFS, reallocation of unjustified SREs, reduce regulatory barriers for higher blends, and support low carbon high octane fuel
  • Carbon - Support carbon credit sequestration programs
  • Trade – Expand new and protect existing bilateral and multilateral trade agreements
  • Trade – Protect/expand funding for Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) as part of the Farm Bill
  • Transportation Infrastructure – Maintain and upgrade our inland waterways system

“I encourage you to invite your family and neighbors to join ICGA, so we can fight together for agriculture. Your engagement and voice matter as that determines all our success,” stated Jardon. 

The complete 2021 ICGA policy resolution book is available at www.iowacorn.org/policy or in hard copy for free upon request by emailing corninfo@iowacorn.org or calling 515-225-9242. 

For More Information:

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

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