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Corn board works to create stable demand for Iowa’s crop

Corn board works to create stable demand for Iowa’s crop

The new year seems to have lots of unknowns for Iowa farmers. However, one thing Iowa corn growers should know is what the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) is doing to create stability for farmers this year and beyond.

Iowa’s corn yields broke 200 bushels an acre for the first time in 2016, ending at 203. The state produced 2.74 billion bushels of corn. The record yield and crop production figures for 2016, which follow the three largest corn crops in history, are a testament to the know-how and hard work of Iowa’s farmers. That ability to produce drives home the importance of the ICPB priority to increase demand.

ICPB operates in three different areas: to develop and defend new markets for corn in all forms; to license technology for value-added products...




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