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:

SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

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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ICGA STATEMENT ON MEXICO'S RATIFICATION OF USMCA

June 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement after Mexico’s Senate ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

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USMEF PANEL DISCUSSES TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

May 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Prevention of African swine fever (ASF) in North America is critical, but so is preparation for a response and recovery if the disease does make it here. That was the precaution offered by Dr....

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HOW TO CALL THE USDA & WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE PENNY TRADE AID PAYMENT

May 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IMPACTS OF SIGNIFICANT RAIN IN ILLINOIS TO EXPORTS

May 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Exports

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...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED USMCA

April 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is one of the Illinois Corn Grower Association’s top legislative priorities for 2019.  Current expectation is for Congress to vote on the bill this...

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ETHANOL EXPORT NUMBERS

April 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  U.S. ethanol exports totaled 127.9 million gallons (mg) in January, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This reflects an 8.5% decline from December...

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS FEELING CONFIDENT ON USMCA

March 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

According to a Bloomberg news report citing Representative Steve Scalise, House Republicans had a “great meeting” with President Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA trade deal (the U.S. Mexico Canada...

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U.S. GRAIN IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS UP 25.2 PERCENT

March 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

This article originally posted here.   Shifting dynamics in world markets and continuous market development efforts resulted in growing demand for U.S. feed grains and ethanol in the first four...

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2018 POULTRY EXPORTS AT A GLANCE

March 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Though there is little poultry raised in Illinois, poultry is the number one user of corn within the livestock sector.  Poultry exports then are also very important, as more poultry and egg...

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF AG TRADE WITH CANADA

March 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois Corn Growers Association leaders met with representatives of the Canadian Embassy recently to discuss the situation regarding U.S. ratification of the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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DON'T FORGET TRADE, PLEASE

March 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

In this article published by the Global Farmer Network and written by Cherilyn Nagel, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, we learn more about the true cost of lost trade agreements with Canada and...

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WHY DO ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED THE USMCA?

March 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is what your farmer leaders are discussing with the Illinois congressional delegation today: U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.  Farmers need this agreement ratified.  And the sooner, the...

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ICGA COMMENTS ON USMCA, E15 RULEMAKING

March 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA SUPPORTS USMCA RATIFICATION   Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the Association’s support for the...

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ONE IN FOUR BUSHELS ADDED CORN DEMAND DUE TO RED MEAT EXPORTS

February 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

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...

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US GRAINS COUNCIL AND IL CORN WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE GLOBAL CORN EXPORTS

February 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

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...

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GRAINS COUNCIL AND MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION RECEIVE MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

February 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

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...

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RECORD-SETTING SALES TO KOREA SINCE KORUS

January 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

South Korea is buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates, due in large part to the free trade agreement between it and the United States, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement or KORUS,...

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REFLECTIONS ON 2018: TRADE POLICY WHIRLWIND BRINGS NEW ERA IN GRAINS MARKET DEVELOPMENT

December 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

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...

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CHECKOFF DOLLARS AND USMEF ADDING VALUE TO U.S. CORN

December 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

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...

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