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ICGA Releases Top State and Federal Policy Priorities for 2022

January 10, 2022

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, having discussions at roundtables and adopting policy at the Grassroots Summit,” said ICGA President Lance Lillibridge, a farmer from Benton County. “It’s very important for our farmer members to get engaged and voice their opinion on different issues to direct ICGA on policy priorities for this new year.”  

2022 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) and support an Iowa Biofuels Standard
  • Livestock – Support existing regulatory framework for the livestock industry
  • Taxes - Protect critical tax credits (Section 179 and biofuels)

 

2022 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 (including the Next Generation Fuels Act)
  • Carbon - Support carbon credit sequestration programs
  • Trade – Expand new and protect existing bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements and 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
  • Taxes

“I encourage you to join, renew or get involved in ICGA. Together we can strengthen our 7,000-member strong voice. Your engagement and voice matter in determining the success and future of our organization,” stated Lillibridge. 

The complete 2022 ICGA policy 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:

Shannon Textor, Director of Communications, stextor@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

 

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