ICGA members are encouraged to bring these key priority issues to their elected officials throughout the year to share how these issues impact corn growers.
Current priorities as established by ICGA members:
Checkoff – Protect the Iowa Corn Checkoff.
Conservation/Water Quality – Maintain legislative funding stream for Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, including Maximum Return to Nitrogen.
Ethanol – Obtain and increase funding for infrastructure cost-share program (RFIP).
Ethanol – Promote ethanol as a carbon reduction solution.
Livestock – Support existing regulatory framework for the livestock industry.
Carbon – Support carbon intensity reduction initiatives and credit programs.
Ethanol – Support a nationwide E15 and the Next Generation Fuels Act. We support retaining the RFS.
Farm Bill – Protect crop insurance and protect/expand funding for Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD)
Taxes – Protect critical tax credits.
Trade – Expand new and protect existing bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements.