JOHNSTON, Iowa — Iowa Corn farmer-leaders went to Orlando, Florida earlier this month to participate in the 2019 Commodity Classic. 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 component for Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA) at Commodity Classic is advocating support of policies and actions that National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) should promote to benefit Iowa’s farmers. “In Iowa, the policy process starts with the grassroots farmer-members from across the state through our membership survey and at our local roundtable meetings. The resolutions then move to the ICGA Grassroots Summit, and now onto national policy development during NCGA’s Corn Congress at Commodity Classic,” said ICGA President Curt Mether. “The actions and policy positions that Iowa corn farmers find most important in our home state are brought to the national platform at Commodity Classic.”
The Iowa resolutions passed by the delegate body include:
- Support all of agriculture utilizing biofuels in their fleets
- Support the goal of ethanol-based RON 98 (E25+) as the minimum U.S. octane level
“ICGA delegates presented resolutions and in turn voted on these and other resolutions and policies brought forward by NCGA and other states,” said Mether. “These policy positions set the framework for our federal legislative efforts and directly influence our direction for years to come.”
The new NCGA policy document will be posted at iowacorn.org/policy when it becomes available. For more information on upcoming policy development meetings in your area, contact the Iowa Corn office at 515-225-9242 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Iowa Corn Promotion Board
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