When hearing that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made the following statement:
“Mexico and Canada are our largest markets for corn, ethanol, dried distillers grains with soluables, and many meat and dairy products which is why Illinois farmers have worked tirelessly for a year to advocate for USMCA passage. ICGA is thrilled to see the USMCA take another step toward ratification today with a positive vote in the House. Illinois is a state that relies very heavily on trade markets, so not only is this a significant win for Illinois corn farmers, it’s a win for our entire state. We’d like to thank the members of the Illinois delegation that voted in favor of this landmark trade agreement between our very reliable neighbors.”
About the Illinois Corn Growers Association
Illinois Corn Growers Association is a state-based organization that represents the interests of corn farmers in Illinois, maintaining a high profile on issues in Washington, DC, and Springfield, IL. They aim to create and maintain opportunities for Illinois corn farmers to capture more value for their product. In order to fulfill this mission, the organization conducts governmental affairs activities at all levels, market development projects, and educational and member service programs. For further information regarding their work and involvement, visit their website www.ilcorn.org.