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Iowa Corn Farmers Welcome US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

STATEMENT FROM ICGA PRESIDENT CURT METHER

While we look forward to the opportunity to fully evaluate the details of this agreement made in principle with Mexico and Canada, we applaud the Trump Administration for finding a path forward with these two important trade partners as it has the potential to deliver market access for Iowa farmers and rural America.

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Iowa Corn Growers Association Announces 60-Day Harvest Weight Proclamation Starting September 15

To help haul in this year’s harvest, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed today a proclamation granting a temporary 60-day weight limit exemption for trucks operating on Iowa roads, and the proclamation will be effective as of Saturday, September 15. The 2018 Harvest Weight Proclamation specifically increases the weight allowable for shipment of corn, soybeans, hay, straw, and stover, by 12.5 percent per axle (up to a maximum of 90,000 pounds) without the need for an oversize/overweight permit.

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Hawkeyes Walk Away with 2018 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Football Game Victory

A Win for the University of Iowa and Iowa’s Corn Farmers

The 2018 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™ football game proved to be another exciting match-up between the Iowa and Iowa State football teams. Iowa’s corn farmers presented the Hawkeyes with the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk trophy after they defeated the Cyclones with a 13-3 win in front of a packed crowd at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

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The Rivalry by Any Other Name is Not the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series

The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board proudly partner with Learfield on behalf of both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Athletic Departments for the title sponsorship of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™. 2018 marks the eighth year Iowa Corn has sponsored the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series which tracks the head-to-head match-ups between the Cyclones and Hawkeyes with each victory earning points toward the overall series championship. The first scheduled events in the in-state rivalry series are the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series soccer game which will take place on September 7 in Ames followed by the football game happening on September 8 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City with kickoff at 4 p.m. Central.

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ICGA Invites Farmer-Members to Discuss Key Policy Issues at 2018 Roundtables

 Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a grassroots process. Each year, ICGA hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather insight and feedback on priorities from farmer members. The meetings, which will be held on June 25 & 26 and July 11 & 12 this year, allow ICGA members to come together, share a meal, and discuss key issues impacting corn farmers. Policies brought forward and approved at roundtable meetings go on to the Annual ICGA Grassroots Summit on August 24-25 for the ICGA delegates to debate for adoption into the ICGA Policy Book. This process enables the organization to take-action in lobbying for and supporting sound policy development and pro-farmer legislation.  

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