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ICGA Proposed 2020 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.
 
ICGA members bring these key priority issues to their elected officials throughout the year, and we are currently pursuing them on your behalf:
 
proposed State Legislative Priorities in 2020
  • Conservation/Water Quality – Maintain legislative funding stream for Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

  • Ethanol: Obtain funding for renewable infrastructure cost-share program (RFIP)

  • Livestock: Support existing regulatory framework for the livestock industry

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

Proposed Federal Legislative Priorities in 2020
  • Ethanol: Retain the Renewable Fuel Standard and reduce regulatory barriers for higher blends

  • Trade: Expand new and protect existing bilateral and multilateral trade agreements

  • Trade: Protect/expand funding for Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) during the implementation and duration of the Farm Bill

  • Transportation Infrastructure: Maintenance and upgrade to our inland waterways system

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

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