Policy Development Starts with You!
As an Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) member, you determine ICGA policy priorities through:
Ultimately, you make the choice in the voting booth. Our job is to help you know which candidates are on your side as a corn farmer.
Your priorities as a corn farmer are the only criteria the Political Action Committee (PAC) uses to make its candidate endorsements. The PAC is widely recognized and respected for its non-partisan approach to achieving the policy objectives of Iowa corn growers by supporting lawmakers who work to implement ICGA member priorities.
Voluntary PAC contributions provide ICGA members another voice in the process, another chance to educate and influence policy decisions made at the state and federal level.
During the most recent election cycle, the PAC was able to raise and distribute over $100,000 to candidates on the federal and state level who support ICGA policies.
Voluntary contributions may be accepted from any U.S. citizen. However, solicitation for contributions is limited to ICGA members. Your participation is key to ensuring that agriculture’s side of the issue is heard.
No. ICGA membership fees and the PAC are separate and segregated funds. PAC money is voluntarily contributed by ICGA members and must be specified by the member for the PAC. In fact, it is illegal for the ICGA “nonprofit organization” to contribute to the PAC or candidates directly.
Endorsements and political contribution decisions are non-partisan and based on the following:
PAC decisions are made by a six-member committee appointed by the ICGA President. Iowa Corn PAC members serve 2-year terms and must objectively evaluate candidates based on their support of ICGA policies, regardless of party affiliation. This process requires equal representation of registered Republicans and Democrats on the PAC.