JOHNSTON, Iowa — Nearly 100 Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) members filled the State Capitol rotunda March 23 for the “Iowa Corn Day on the Hill” lobbying event. This delegation included ICGA Board, county leaders, and grassroots members from across the state.
Their lobbying efforts focused on the Iowa Biofuels Access Bill, a top priority of the organization. The Iowa Biofuels Access Bill will increase consumer choice at the pump by making E15 an option at many fuel stations across Iowa.
“‘Iowa Corn Day on the Hill’ gives our grassroots members the opportunity to speak directly with their state legislators about ICGA policy priorities and other issues important to their operations and Iowa agriculture as a whole,” stated Iowa Corn Growers Association President Lance Lillibridge, a farmer from Vinton. “Together as members of ICGA, we can help shape real legislation, just like we are doing with our unified voice at the State Capitol.”
“Our focus at this year’s event is the passage of the Iowa Biofuels Access Bill through the Senate,” explained Lillibridge. “This bill will not only provide consumers with a less expensive, cleaner burning and home-grown fuel but also support farmers through an additional 60 million gallons of ethanol demand annually.”
If you missed this Day on the Hill event, we encourage you to contact your legislators by participating in calls to action or attending local townhalls. To see ICGA’s full list of state and federal priorities for 2022, visit iowacorn.org/policy.
The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 7,500-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.
— Iowa Corn Growers Association