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On Tuesday The Iowa Standard published an article about the involvement of John Deere and Iowa Corn Growers Association with Capital City Pride and its “Family & Kid Zone.”

The headline labeled Iowa Corn Growers Association as sponsoring PrideFest Family & Kid Zone. However Iowa Corn Growers Association reached out to The Iowa Standard and said they are NOT sponsoring Capital City Pride.

They are, however, hosting a Biofuels Interactive Trailer at PrideFest Family & Kid Zone with activity books and water bottle giveaways, according to Capital City Pride’s website.

A person called Rachel Zumbach, who is the public relations manager at Iowa Corn, told The Iowa Standard that Iowa Corn works to develop and protect markets for corn and corn products, fund research to grow corn sustainably and create new uses for corn as well as provide education about corn, corn products and the farmers who grow corn.

“The biofuels trailer, with which Iowa Corn is a partner with the biofuels industry on, is an example of this and will be a part of the family zone at the event to share with consumers the benefits of fueling up with biofuels, such as ethanol.”

Zumbach said Capital City Pride captures the eyes of “many urban, sustainably conscious individuals.”

“In fact, 30,000 people were in attendance last year, making it a great place to connect with consumers on the benefits of clean-burning, more affordable, homegrown ethanol,” she said.


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