Iowa Corn Recognizes Corn Month

In State Groups by Chuck

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board is recognizing September as Corn Month by issuing several news releases. They’re reminding consumers about the economic importance of Iowa corn and the many products that use corn. Here’s an excerpt from their first release titled, “The Straight Story: Iowa’s Corn Crop Delivers Food, Feed, and Fuel.” Iowa corn growers harvest nearly two billion bushels …

Another View of Food vs. Fuel

In Food vs Fuel, State Groups by Chuck

A commentary from the Illinois Corn Growers earlier this week points to an interesting piece on Cattle Network titled, “Jolley: Five Minutes With Terry, Francl, American Farm Bureau Federation.” Here’s how IL Corn starts it out: The price of a bushel of corn and its effect on the price of just about everything else has created more nonsense on both …

Popcorn Poppycock

In Current News, Ethanol, Food vs Fuel, General, State Groups by Cindy

I know Chuck already did a post on the Iowa “Popcorn Propaganda” event, but here are my thoughts to add, along with another picture. This is Iowa Corn Promotion Board intern Paul Brees with the fruits of his six hours of labor – 38.5 pounds of popcorn. The purpose of Paul’s popping project was to point out to the press …

Popcorn Propaganda Popped in Iowa

In State Groups by Chuck

A state corn growers organization decided to use a picture to make a point on how out of control the food vs. fuel debate is getting. The The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) got together for a joint press conference and photo-op to dispel claims that ethanol and higher field corn prices result …