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September 18, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Secretary Perdue and President Trump announced the expansion of funding through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) of up to 14 billion dollars for farmers and producers who continue to face market demand loss due to COVID-19. Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA)...
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September 14, 2020

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a majority of the “gap-year" small refinery exemptions (SRE) from 2011-2018 compliance years under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Carl Jardon made the following statement. “ICGA has repeatedly pushed the Administration to deny these gap-year waivers for...
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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...
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September 2, 2020

September 3, 2020 The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Perdue: Iowa’s corn farmers have worked with you through many hardships over the past few years, and we truly value the partnership we have with your Department. Corn...
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August 25, 2020

The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) held its Annual Grassroots Summit virtually today where ICGA delegates set the direction for the policies and priorities for the coming year. During the virtual Summit, over 100 farmer delegates had the opportunity to review expiring policies and debate new policy resolutions. This ICGA...
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August 25, 2020

Today, Governor Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Naig announced the additional allocation of Iowa’s funds from the federal CARES Act of $100 million with many of the dollars available to assist and support Iowa’s agricultural economy. “ICGA is thankful and commends Governor Reynolds and Secretary Naig on finding new...
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August 18, 2020

The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here tour continues today at Eric Miller’s farm near Cascade, Iowa. This stop in Dubuque Co., hosted by Iowa Corn, highlights the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Exchange, a first-of-its-kind agreement that allows municipalities to work with farmers to reduce nutrient loads and improve water quality....
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August 14, 2020

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is proud to sponsor Maverick, the corn-fed steer at this year’s 38th Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday, August 15th at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa. Accompanying the steer will be Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA)...
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August 12, 2020

A campaign encouraging all Iowans to roll up their sleeves and actively participate in activities improving water quality launches today at the Mark Schleisman farm near Lake City, Iowa.

“Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here,” created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Newsradio 1040 WHO, aims to raise awareness of conservation initiatives at work in Iowa and encourage all Iowans to get personally involved in water quality activities and outcomes.  

The campaign, backed by nearly a dozen partners, was the idea of farm broadcaster Bob Quinn who co-hosts “The Big Show” broadcast weekdays on WHO (Des Moines) and WMT (Cedar Rapids) Radio.

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August 7, 2020

A new poll found that Iowans overwhelmingly oppose waivers given by EPA to oil refiners allowing them to ignore their obligations to blend renewable fuels like ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The poll also found Iowa voters strongly support the RFS and use of renewable fuels. By a margin of nearly 2-to-1, Iowans said they oppose RFS waivers, and more than four out of five respondents expressed a favorable opinion of renewable fuels and support for the RFS.

Eighty-six percent of Iowa voters have a favorable opinion of renewable fuels, and eighty-one expressed support for the RFS, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult, a Washington DC polling and news site.

Read More about New Poll Finds Iowa Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose EPA’s Efforts to Undercut Renewable Fuel Standard with Exemptions for Oil Refiners
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