The project is coordinated by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association, in partnership with NeCGA and corn grower associations from Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota.
The Corn Caucus Project’s purpose is to keep corn growers informed and engaged in the 2012 presidential campaign. The primary goal of this program is to contact all campaigns to discuss corn (NCGA) policies and form a relationship with all campaigns, so that they consider and incorporate corn policy positions into their respective campaigns.
“We are excited to once again be participating in the Corn Caucus Project,” said Bruce Rohwer a farmer from Paullina and Iowa Corn’s political action committee chair. “This program helps all of agriculture have a voice in the policy making process by getting involved in campaigns while they are here in Iowa.”
A secondary goal of the Corn Caucus Project is to evaluate candidate positions on corn policy issues, and publicize these positions to our members, NCGA members, other agricultural groups, and the media prior to the Iowa Caucus in February 2012.
Activities include a policy survey for candidates, media tracking, communication with campaigns on NCGA positions and priorities, and corn grower involvement in campaigns including volunteering and attending candidate events.
The Corn Caucus Project does not endorse any candidate — it is just an information resource.
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