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:

IL Corn hosts Mexican Trade Team

Collin Watters

November 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Illinois Corn Marketing Board was excited to welcome Mexican white corn buyers from Gruma in Illinois after a halt in visits due to COVID.    Representatives from Gruma, a global food company...

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Turkish Feed Grain Importers Enjoy a Visit to Illinois

Tara Desmond

October 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

This past week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (IL Corn) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and Marquis Energy to host a trade team of distiller dried grain (DDGS) buyers from Turkey for a...

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Trade Teams Utilize Other Resources

Collin Watters

October 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports

Mark and Cristin Wilson welcomed a video crew to their farm to see corn harvest in action. IL Corn staff and our partners at the US Grains Council and Illinois Pork Producers will use these videos...

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South Korea’s Largest Feed Miller Visits Illinois Corn Crop

Luke Miller

June 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Exports

South Korea’s Largest Feed Miller Visits Illinois Corn Crop   IL Corn hosted grain buyers from Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) on June 3, 2021, primarily to showcase Illinois’s corn crop. NOFI is the...

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What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council   The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) via their presence in...

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Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS

Lindsay Mitchell

February 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS Illinois corn checkoff investment in the U.S. Grains Council has helped build a robust global market for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration

Lindsay Mitchell

December 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration   Upon the expiration of the current Brazilian tariff rate quota (TRQ) yesterday and its replacement with a 20...

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Korean Buyers Purchase US Corn After Illinois Meeting

Dan Obert

November 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

Korean Buyers Purchase US Corn After Illinois Meeting After meeting virtually with Illinois corn farmers and grain merchants, buyers representing South Korean companies committed to purchase 35...

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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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