ICGA taking grassroots conversations to the state’s capitol

by | Apr 2, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) has been known for a long time now as a respected voice for Iowa agriculture, and that effort doesn’t stop at the local level. Recently, ICGA members gathered at the state’s capitol to visit with lawmakers and discuss what matters most to them and their farms. ICGA President Jolene Riessen said that, while some people aren’t fond of the political side of things, it’s important that corn producers make their voices heard to their state politicians.

Riessen said conversations generally start at the grassroots level, then they become stronger as they make their way to legislators through events like this.

While Iowa producers generally see great support from their state legislators, Riessen said the ICGA will keep pressing issues like biofuels until action is taken.

Riessen added that opportunities like sustainable aviation fuels drive home the importance of increasing on-farm sustainability efforts and having tangible results for people to see.

For more information, visit iowacorn.org.