Farmers Meet with Mexican and Korean Business Reps

Dan Obert

October 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

Farmers Meet with Mexican and Korean Business Reps Illinois farmers overcame physical distance during harvest to meet online with international business leaders from Mexico and South Korea for a...

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Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases

Lindsay Mitchell

September 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases   Beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry can all benefit from U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in...

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Global Demand for Meat Increases Corn Demand

Dan Obert

September 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Global Demand for Meat Increases Corn Demand Pork exports are expected to rival poultry exports by 2021, providing Illinois corn farmers with an opportunity for increased demand.   In fact, U.S....

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Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage

Dan Obert

August 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Additional Research

Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage A new study from the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) confirms distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) use as a safe, efficient feed...

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Importance of Trade

Katie Smith and Dan Obert

August 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

Importance of Trade Katie Smith, Communication Intern at IL Corn, sat down with Collin Watters, Director of Exports and Logistics, and asked him a couple questions about trade. Find out more...

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Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting   The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) elected Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, IL representing the Illinois...

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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

July 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn Since 2015, pork and beef exports have been the fastest-growing category of corn use, delivering critical returns for corn farmers. The...

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International Purchases Are Not Cancelled Amid U.S. COVID-19 Scare

Lindsay Mitchell

March 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

The economy might be stalled here in the U.S. while many states are on full shut-down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but international purchases continue.  This is good news for Illinois...

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USMCA SENATE PASSAGE STATEMENT

Lindsay Mitchell

January 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Following the Senate vote to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made the...

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CHINA PHASE ONE TRADE DEAL

Dan Obert

January 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The news of China signing Phase One of a trade agreement came as a welcome sight to farmers and those across the agriculture industry. The main headlines include top-line figures but after sitting...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON U.S. MEXICO CANADA AGREEMENT FOR TRADE PASSAGE BY U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Lindsay Mitchell

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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USMCA STATEMENTS

December 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Secretary Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday, December 10 that House Democrats have struck a deal between Mexico, Canada and our administration. After many efforts from our organization, it is...

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ICGA ISSUES USMCA STATEMENT

December 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh issued the following statement regarding the news that Congress will begin steps to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement: “In January...

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#USMCANOW TRENDING LAST WEEK ON USMCA DAY OF ACTION

Lindsay Mitchell

November 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On November 13, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and many, many partners around the country participated in a day of action to elevate the need to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN IL LEARN ABOUT U.S. ETHANOL

Lindsay Mitchell

October 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  More than sixty countries were present to learn how U.S. ethanol can deliver on the shared goal of finding fuels that deliver environmental and human benefits while also making economic sense...

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TAIWAN WILL PURCHASE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF ILLINOIS CORN

Lindsay MItchell

September 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman Roger Sy was joined by Governor JB Pritzker and Taiwanese officials to sign a $2.2 billion commitent to purchase Illinois corn and soybeans over the next two...

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SOUTH KOREAN FEED GRAIN EXECUTIVES EXPLORE U.S. CORN BELT

Lindsay Mitchell

September 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

IL Corn staff and members Greg and Ashley Deal were happy to host a team of grain buyers from South Korea last week, one of the largest and most loyal U.S. grain markets. Continuing 47 years of...

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US ETHANOL FASTEST GROWING AG EXPORT

Lindsay Mitchell

September 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

An analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported by Council...

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CALL TO ACTION: VOTE YES ON USMCA RATIFICATION

Lindsay Mitchell

August 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Please contact your U.S. Representative this week and let him/her know that you support ratification of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)!   Trade with Mexico and Canada is vital for...

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SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

Tricia Braid

July 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Kansas Corn Commission, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to bring to the United States a Saudi...

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