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July 21, 2017

Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) farmer-leaders convened in Washington, D.C. this week with other corn farmers from across the country to advocate for key agricultural issues as part of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Congress meeting.

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July 10, 2017

Yesterday’s 11th running of the Iowa Corn 300 will be remembered for many reasons. Helio Castroneves brought home his first win at the Iowa Corn 300. Also, this year’s race included many unique aspects showcasing Iowa Corn farmers and the corn-based ethanol that fuels IndyCars.

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July 5, 2017


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the 2018 conventional biofuels requirement at 15 billion gallons under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As race fans head to the Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn 300 this Sunday, we are pleased to see the EPA hitting the statutory target for corn ethanol.

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June 30, 2017

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June 30, 2017

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s take time to celebrate ethanol, Iowa’s cleaner burning, homegrown fuel which creates more than 43,000 jobs here in our great state. One of the landmark events for Iowa Corn happened on June 15, 1978 when ICGA Past President Thurman Gaskill, a Corwith farmer who was then acting as ICPB’s first President, pumped the state’s first tank of ethanol in the town of Clarence.

Read More about Iowa Corn Farmer-Leaders Envision Today’s Modern Ethanol Industry

June 29, 2017

Policy development at the Iowa Corn Growers Association is a grassroots process. Each year Iowa Corn hosts roundtable meetings in local communities across the state to gather input and feedback from growers. The meetings, which will be held on July 6, July 12 and July 13 this year, allow ICGA...
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June 27, 2017

Farmers to learn how practices can improve their operations and profitability

When it comes to caring for farmland and adopting the next generation of farming practices, there cannot be enough sharing. That’s the philosophy of the Soil Health Partnership, hosting its fourth year of field days this summer and fall within its network of more than 100 farms.

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June 26, 2017

Casey’s is now offering E85 in Pella! The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold an ethanol promotion at the Casey’s General Store located at 509 Main Street in Pella, Iowa on June 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Read More about IRFA, Iowa Corn and Casey’s in Pella Partner for Ethanol Promotion

June 21, 2017

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will hold elections in Crop Reporting Districts 1, 3, 6 and 9 on July 18, 2017. Iowa corn farmers elect their peers to serve on the ICPB to oversee the investment of funds generated by the Iowa corn checkoff. The Board’s primary activities include domestic and foreign market development, research into new and value-added corn uses, and education about the corn industry.

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June 13, 2017


The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) led an effort to distribute a multi organizational letter today thanking Senator Ernst for advocating for the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. The act would lift the summertime restriction on E15 sales. E15 is a high-octane fuel comprised of 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline. Ernst serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee which will hold a hearing on the legislation tomorrow.

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