FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC Endorses Jack Whitver
JOHNSTON, Iowa – September 23, 2014 – The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed Jack Whitver in his race for Iowa Senate District 19. ICGA PAC decisions are made by a bipartisan committee of farmer-members who consider candidates based only on their support of ICGA policies. Candidates are evaluated on priority corn policies such as conservation and water quality funding, Corn Checkoff, transportation, ethanol, farm bill, taxes, trade, and value-added agriculture, including livestock.
“Agricultural policy is critical to the future of our farming operations. The Iowa Corn PAC supports our leaders who have demonstrated their support for ICGA policy positions and priorities,” said Mark Recker, a farmer from Arlington, Iowa, and ICGA PAC chair.
ICGA PAC decisions are made through an objective analysis including candidate responses to our survey, voting records, letters and other quantified evidence of support. The ICGA PAC committee members include farmers from across Iowa, with an equal balance of party affiliation to ensure decisions are based only on corn growers’ policies. Funding for contributions to candidates from the Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC comes only from voluntary PAC donations by ICGA members. Neither ICGA dues, nor checkoff dollars, are used for PAC contributions.