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March 24, 2016

As President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack wrap up their historic visit to Cuba this week, Iowa’s farmers continue to closely follow these developments and stand poised to expand agricultural exports to the country and the rest of the region.

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March 15, 2016

Today, both the Iowa House and Senate passed a one year, full coupling of Section 179 to the federal provision allowing farmers and small businesses to expense and depreciate capital expenses on their tax returns. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) thanks the House and Senate leaders for swiftly bringing this to a vote on the floor, and also appreciates those who voted for the passage of both bills.

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March 11, 2016

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), in conjunction with cosponsor BASF Corporation, awarded five college students from around the country with scholarships at the 2016 Commodity Classic.

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March 10, 2016

On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) would like to thank the Senate and House Ways and Means Committees for passing a one year, full coupling of Section 179 to the federal provision allowing farmers and small businesses to expense and depreciate capital expenses on their tax returns. ICGA thanks the legislators who voted for this measure in Committee. Both bills, HSB 642 and SSB 371, will move to the floor as early as next week.

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March 8, 2016

Iowa Corn farmer leaders headed to New Orleans, Louisiana this past week to take part in the 2016 Commodity Classic. The delegation from Iowa consisted of both Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) directors, farmer leaders, Premier County Achievement (PCAP) winners and the Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT).

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March 8, 2016

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recognized four Iowa Corn Growers Association members as winners of the 2015 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) during the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana last week.

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February 26, 2016

The world over, one adage holds true, people want to do business with individuals and organizations they know and trust. To see how markets work and to talk face-to-face with customers around the world, Iowa farmers through the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) along with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) have boots on the ground in major export markets. Building relationships amongst Iowa corn farmers and international buyers remains a key to USGC and USMEF’s work that can be directly attributed to sales of U.S. corn products.

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February 19, 2016

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) recognizes Dave Burmahl and his wife Angie for receiving the ‘Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award’. The award was presented to the Burmahls by Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig in a ceremony with their family, friends, neighbors and community members last week on their farm in rural Jackson County. David is a long time ICGA member.

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February 12, 2016

Iowa Speedway and Iowa Corn today announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal that will keep Iowa Corn as title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 through 2018. Iowa Corn is in its 10th year of partnership with “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.” The renewed agreement continues the second longest entitlement sponsorship in INDYCAR racing.

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February 12, 2016

STATEMENT FROM IOWA CORN PROMOTION BOARD PRESIDENT MARK HECKMAN- On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, we applaud our partners, the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) and Illinois Corn for receiving Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) co-led the Iowa application. These projects will provide Iowa corn farmers with additional tools to accelerate adoption of conservation practices to improve soil health and water quality.

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