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July 9, 2019

At the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will present an update on Wednesday on the plant-based bioplastic, MonoEthylene Glycol (MEG). ICPB invests in research centered on developing new uses for corn and building demand for Iowa corn farmers. MEG, which can be made from Iowa corn, has potential in the marketplace because it’s a renewable, recyclable product that can replace fossil fuel-based plastics in everything from soda bottles to car parts.

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July 5, 2019

JOHNSTON, IA – July 5, 2019 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the 2020 conventional biofuels requirement at the statutory level of 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, the EPA’s actions today mean very little if...
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July 1, 2019

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has partnered with Dow’s Junction to hold an ethanol promotion. Iowa Corn members will be available for interviews at the fuel promotion. WHERE: Dow’s Junction 904 Cardinal Ave., Dows, IA 50071 – just west of I-35...
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June 26, 2019

The Mitchell County Corn Growers Association partnered with Sukup Manufacturing Co. to help fund a Safe T Home® at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds yesterday. The Safe T Home® is a new addition to the Little Farm Hands project, an interactive, educational experience related to life on an Iowa farm. Little Farm Hands was created in 2013 by the Mitchell County Corn and Soybean Associations. Last year, over 600 kids toured the barn for a hands-on learning experience about Iowa agriculture. The Safe T Home® expands the display allowing the youngest fairgoers an ongoing educational opportunity.

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June 18, 2019

WHAT: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has partnered with KCK’s Food and Fuel to hold an ethanol promotion. Iowa Corn members will be available for interviews at the fuel promotion. WHERE: KCK’s Food and Fuel at the corner of Hwy 59 &...
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June 17, 2019

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May 31, 2019

In light of President Trump’s tweet regarding his announcement of tariffs on all Mexican imports, the trade hits keep coming on Iowa corn farmers. Yesterday, President Trump tweeted he will declare a five percent tariff on Mexican imports beginning June 10 that will gradually climb higher over the coming months to force Mexico to address border issues.   

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May 31, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today the final rule allowing E15 to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. The rule allows drivers to fuel up with the cleanest, lowest cost, homegrown fuel.

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May 23, 2019

We, along with other agriculture groups, are welcoming the $16 billion issued by the Trump Administration today in assistance to help farmers with potential loss due to the recent tariffs and China’s retaliatory tariffs. These funds will be used to calm the destruction of the perfect agriculture storm. 

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May 23, 2019

JOHNSTON, IA – May 22, 2019 – Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a vital grassroots process. Each year, ICGA hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather insight and feedback on priorities from members. The meetings, which will be held in June...
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