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Iowa Corn Growers Association Shows Strength in Numbers at Day on the Hill Event
March 28, 2024
Iowa Corn Growers Association Shows Strength in Numbers at Day on the Hill Event

Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) members filled the State Capitol rotunda yesterday for the “Iowa Corn Day on the Hill” lobbying event to share what matters most to them and their family farms. The delegation included ICGA board members, county leaders, grassroots members and FFA students from across the state. While in attendance, corn farmers...

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March 9, 2024
2024 February Stewardship Advocate

This month’s Stewardship Advocate focuses on saturated buffers, an edge of field practice that cleanses the water draining from tiled fields. This article describes the design of this practice, the effect on water quality and cost-share options that can defray most or all of the installation costs. While saturated buffers are less than a 10-12...

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March 6, 2024
2024 January Stewardship Advocate

Happy New Years and best wishes for a successful 2024! This month’s Stewardship Advocate focuses on farm data protection. It poses a series of questions for farmers to consider before sharing their data. Iowa Corn has a strong interest in supporting and advocating for the protection of data generated by farmers. We believe farm data...

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March 2, 2024
Iowa Corn Farmers Attend Commodity Classic in Houston

Iowa Corn farmer-leaders participated in the 2024 Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas. The delegation from Iowa consisted of Iowa Corn directors, Iowa Corn farmer voting delegates and alternates, Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team members, and grassroots leaders. A key task for the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at Commodity Classic is advocating in support of policies and...

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As Spring Arrives, Washington Policymakers and Corn Grower Leaders Prepare for the Year Ahead
March 1, 2024
As Spring Arrives, Washington Policymakers and Corn Grower Leaders Prepare for the Year Ahead

In March 2024's Ears in Washington, Brooke Appleton shares a sampling of the NCGA's advocacy activities for the year.

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March Stand Up with Stan
March 1, 2024
March Stand Up with Stan

By: Stan Nelson Stan Nelson is a farmer from Middletown, Iowa, and currently serves as the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) President. As corn continues to grow in Iowa and around the country, the surplus of corn carryout is forecasted to increase. Corn is grown on over 90 million acres in the United States and...

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Radicle Growth Launches The Radical Corn Value Chain Challenge Sponsored by US Corn Farmers
February 29, 2024
Radicle Growth Launches The Radical Corn Value Chain Challenge Sponsored by US Corn Farmers

Radicle Growth, a company-building platform investing in early-stage agriculture and food technologies, is delighted to announce, “The Radicle Corn Value Chain Challenge sponsored by US Corn Farmers.” The Challenge sets out to invest a minimum of US $1.5M in start-up and growth companies from around the world whose innovative technologies and business models create new...

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ICGA Applauds Governor Reynolds and Welcomes the Addition of EPA’s Final Decision to Access Year-Round E15
February 22, 2024
ICGA Applauds Governor Reynolds and Welcomes the Addition of EPA’s Final Decision to Access Year-Round E15

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomes EPA’s final decision on access to year-round E15 for Midwest states and applauds Governor Reynolds for leading this effort alongside ICGA. In early March of 2023, the EPA delayed the implementation of a plan, created by a group of bipartisan Midwest Governors, including Governor Reynolds, that would allow for...

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Considering Historical Land Use Study is Now Available
February 16, 2024
Considering Historical Land Use Study is Now Available

A new study released by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center evaluates environmental and economic impacts of land use change (LUC) for land that moves in and out of cropland over decadal time periods. The study aimed to determine land use and soil organic carbon stocks on 1,000 land parcels...

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Iowa Corn statement on passing of former Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey
February 5, 2024
Iowa Corn statement on passing of former Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey

The following statement may be attributed to Iowa Corn: “Bill was a friend and mentor to many in the agriculture community, and through his years of dedicated service he helped shape the industry to what it is today and the minds of many agriculturalists throughout Iowa. With his commitment to good stewardship of the land,...

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Vice President of Research and Sustainability Rod Williamson, Celebrating 40 Years at Iowa Corn
February 2, 2024
Vice President of Research and Sustainability Rod Williamson, Celebrating 40 Years at Iowa Corn

Iowa Corn is proud to hire individuals who have a clear passion for the Iowa agriculture industry and can be a true asset to Iowa corn farmers. To say the least, we are honored to work for you! Get to know the Iowa Corn staff who work hard on the corn farmer’s behalf every day....

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The Game in Washington that Rivals the Super Bowl
February 1, 2024
The Game in Washington that Rivals the Super Bowl

In February 2024's Ears in Washington, Brooke Appleton reflects on the strategy required to advance policies in Congress.