Tricia Braid

Mar 05, 2014  |  Today's News

Sooner or later you’ll get a new crop in the ground this spring. In the meantime, how about taking a look at where your 2013 Illinois corn crop went.

Illinois is a net exporter of corn. In fact, we send more corn out of our state than any other. We experience a competitive advantage here in Illinois due to our transportation systems. That’s why transportation issues are at the top of our IL Corn agenda.

But back to our 2013 corn crop. Where did it go? *projected, since the marketing  year doesn’t end until August 31*

Production                                2,100,000,000 bushels

Feed Use in State                    115,000,000 bushels

Residual Use in State              158,000,000 bushels

Processing in State                  941,000,000 bushels

Exported Out of State             781,000,000 bushels

The hog industry is by far the largest in-state livestock user of corn.

The ethanol industry accounts for slightly more than half of the in-state processing of corn.