JOHNSTON, Iowa – January 11, 2021– Iowa Corn has kicked off a new “Support Local Corn Farmers” campaign. We know Iowans truly are stronger together and work tirelessly to close the gap between Iowa corn farmers and consumers. We are sharing with Iowans three action items they can do to support local farmers in everyday life.
Corn-fed livestock, conservation, and ethanol are at the core of this campaign. Over the next year, we will encourage Iowans to:
Buy corn-fed meat, dairy and eggs from the grocery store
Corn production and the livestock industry go hand in hand. We support livestock producers as they are a top consumer of corn. Iowa livestock consumes 320 million bushels of corn, whether that be direct consumption or eating corn through distillers’ grains (DDGs). This campaign focuses on reminding Iowans to fill their grocery cart with corn-fed beef, pork, poultry, dairy and eggs as there is a good chance that the foods you purchase are locally grown and produced right here in Iowa. We are not only the top corn producers but also the top egg and pork producing state and a leader in beef, dairy, and poultry.
Fill water bottles with safe drinking water from the tap
“Farmers care about the water we share,” is a message we have pushed for many years now. This campaign is an extension of this statement by encouraging all Iowans to trust the water that comes from the tap by having confidence in their local farmers who take careful measures to keep drinking water safe. Not only do farmers preserve the water but also the land, another focus we will push through this campaign.
Fuel vehicles with E15/E88
Iowa corn farmers deliver. 57 percent of Iowa corn goes to ethanol plants, so it is no surprise Iowa is the nation’s leader in ethanol. Farmers encourage Iowans to fuel up with higher blends of ethanol that are clean-burning, homegrown, affordable, and safe for your vehicle. These are all points we will push through this campaign to encourage Iowans to utilize higher blends of the cleaner-burning ethanol fuel.
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To view the Stronger Together video, click here.