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ICGA 2023 Legislative Priorities

As your voice on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and at the state capitol in Des Moines, all legislative priorities pursued by the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) start with you. Our 7,000 members have a seat at the table, voicing their opinions on what matters most to Iowa corn growers. You set the agenda.
 
It starts at the grassroots level, where members discuss hot button issues at round table meetings. From there the top issues advance to the ICGA Annual Grassroots Summit and Policy Conference held each August, and legislative priorities are then finalized by the ICGA Board of Directors in December.
 

Iowa Corn urges you to contact your state representatives about these priorities, especially the proposed Iowa Biofuels Standard currently in the Statehouse. Learn more about how to lobby, the Biofuels Standard, and ICGA legislative priorities by listening here

ICGA members bring these key priority issues to their elected officials throughout the year, and we are currently pursuing them on your behalf:
 
State Legislative Priorities in 2023
  • 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 (Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program)

  • Ethanol – Promote ethanol as a carbon reduction solution

  • Livestock – Support existing regulatory framework for the livestock industry

  • Taxes – Protect critical tax credits (Section 179 and biofuels)

Federal Legislative Priorities in 2022
  • Carbon – Support carbon credit sequestration programs

  • Ethanol – Retain the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), reallocation of unjustified Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs), reduce regulatory barriers for higher blends, and support low carbon high octane fuel (including the Next Generation Fuels Act)

  • Farm Bill – Protect crop insurance

  • Taxes – Protect critical tax credits

  • Trade – Expand new and protect existing bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements and protect/expand funding for Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) as part of the Farm Bill

*(Listed in alphabetical order, not by priority ranking)

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