Exports are a growing opportunity.
Making export growth a priority extends to the locks and dams priority (we need adequate infrastructure to move grain) and the ethanol priority (ethanol exports is a growing market). "Exports" is the place where many of our programs overlap.
IL Corn works with several important partners to accomplish our international export goals, including:
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Will a penny cut it on your farm? By now you’ve likely heard that President Trump has directed the Administration via USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to prepare a second round of trade-aid...More
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue believes that U.S. farmers will see an immediate response from China regarding commodity purchases once a free trade agreement is signed. Additionally, USDA...More
Since 2015, indirect exports – or the feed utilized by U.S. meat exports - represent the fastest growing category of corn use, says a study by World Perspectives, commissioned by the U.S. Meat...More
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is the IL Corn partner that works to promote corn and corn co-product sales around the world. To do this, USGC takes funding from IL Corn and its many other...More
The Trump Administration’s trade aid package included not just direct payments to farmers of certain commodities impacted by the ongoing trade disruptions, but also monies to develop foreign...More
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY TOM SLEIGHT, US GRAINS COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND CEO Every other week, much of the U.S. Grains Council’s global staff gathers on a conference call. The 7 a.m. meeting in...More
The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud funder of the U.S. Meat Export Federation – because corn farmers understand the value of their livestock farmer peers and the need to move meat...More