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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.

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July 22, 2020

Sign Up to Join the Conversation: With Iowa State Fair postponed until 2021, Town Hall will provide Iowa and national ag commodity leaders a new forum to discuss the major challenges and opportunities the state faces in reaching markets overseas Permalink (ANKENY, IA) – On THURSDAY, JULY 30th, Iowa and...
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July 17, 2020

Today Iowa Corn announced the election results of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB). Those elected as ICGA directors will continue to bring grassroots policy issues forward and be the collective voice for nearly 7,500 corn-farmer members lobbying on...
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July 16, 2020

(WASHINGTON) National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross today recognized Iowa Senator Joni Ernst with NCGA’s 2020 President’s Award. The President’s Award is given annually at NCGA’s Corn Congress meeting in Washington, D.C. to a leader who has worked to advance issues important to corn growers and agriculture. Due to...
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July 10, 2020

The Iowa State Cyclones and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes will not be competing in the fall matchups of Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series™. The Big Ten confirmed yesterday they are limiting their fall sports to conference-only due to the fluidity of the pandemic. The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® and the...

July 8, 2020

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) will hold elections in crop reporting districts 1, 3, and 6. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the Board of Directors of ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff program. The board’s primary priorities...
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June 30, 2020

Today while at the bill signing for the fuel tax differential, Governor Reynolds also announced the allocation of an additional 7 million dollars of the Iowa federal CARES Act to fund Iowa’s Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, providing much-needed support to Iowa’s retailers in upgrading their infrastructure to offer higher ethanol blends. Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Jim Greif made the following statement.

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June 9, 2020

Iowa Corn has partnered with the Food Bank of Iowa to raise funds towards feeding and supporting Iowans. Iowa Corn will provide a matching grant up to $25,000 with a goal to raise at least $25,000 and then match those contributions equating to a goal of $50,000 for the Iowa Corn Team. This would provide over 200,000 meals of corn-fed meat, dairy, and eggs to Iowans across the state. We encourage anyone who wants to support those in need of meals as well as farmers to join the Iowa Corn Team and donate.  Food donations are always critical but even more so now during COVID-19. The Food Bank of Iowa is proud to serve hungry Iowans across 55 counties in our state.

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