Indiana Corn Marketing Council
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) oversees the corn checkoff which invests farmer dollars in programs that ultimately enhance the value of corn for all those producing corn in our state. The council funds programs centered around research, promotion and education.
According to its three-year strategic plan, ICMC’s activities revolve around market development, production research and farmer services in the areas of ethanol, livestock, exports, infrastructure, best management practices, and risk management.
One of the primary activities of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council is the development and promotion of ethanol. Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane fuel that increases out nation’s fuel supply and is made from corn, a renewable source grown right here in our state. As the nation’s fifth largest producer of corn, Indiana is positioned to be a leader in ethanol production and usage. Over the last several years, ICMC has worked with fuel retailers to encourage installation of blender pumps offering higher-blends of ethanol, like E15, E30 and E85. More than 50 fuel retail locations across the state have blender pumps thanks to cost-sharing grants provided by the Indiana corn checkoff.