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ICGA 2018 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 Meeting 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:
State Legislative Priorities in 2018
  • Conservation/Water Quality – Long term, increased funding for Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

  • Ethanol: Obtain funding for Iowa’s Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP)

  • Reducing Regulation: Reduce regulatory barriers where possible

  • Taxes: Full state coupling of the federal Section 179 small business expensing provision

  • Taxes: Protect agriculture in comprehensive tax reform

Federal Legislative Priorities in 2018
  • Ethanol: Retain the Renewable Fuel Standard

  • Safety Net: Protect crop insurance funding as part of the 2018 Farm Bill

  • Taxes: Protect agriculture in comprehensive tax reform

  • Trade: Protect/expand funding for Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) as part of the 2018 Farm Bill

  • Trade:  Expand bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements

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