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ICGA 2021 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 nearly 7,500 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 2021
  • Conservation/Water Quality – Maintain legislative funding stream for Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

  • Ethanol – Obtain and increase funding for infrastructure cost-share program (RFIP)

  • Livestock – Support existing regulatory framework for the livestock industry

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

Federal Legislative Priorities in 2021
  • Ethanol – Retain the RFS, reallocation of unjustified SREs, reduce regulatory barriers for higher blends, and support low carbon high octane fuel

  • Carbon - support carbon credit sequestration programs

  • Trade – Expand new and protect existing bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements

  • Trade – Protect/expand funding for Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) as part of the Farm Bill

  • Transportation Infrastructure – maintain and upgrade our inland waterways system

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

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