The export market is a huge market opportunity for Illinois corn farmers.  

Making export growth a priority extends into 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.

INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

November 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGES AG TRADE IMPORTANCE

November 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, in a press release yesterday, shared that U.S. ag exports hit the third highest level on record, with China, Canada, and Mexico being our top...

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WTO WIN ON INDONESIAN BEEF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

November 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. The WTO...

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AG SECRETARY PERDUE SAYS NAFTA WITHDRAWAL COMES WITH TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES

November 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Although U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue remains hopeful that the Trump Administration will be successful in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), he...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF NAFTA TO FARM SECTOR

November 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been dropping hints lately that the likelihood of the U.S. dropping out of NAFTA (the 23-year old North American Free Trade Agreement) is all...

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U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION LEVERAGES CORN CHECKOFF TO EXPAND MEAT SALES OVERSEAS

October 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

In this audio update, you’ll hear about a recent event held in Germany where the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) worked to expand relationships with international buyers of U.S. corn-fed meat....

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IL CORN THANKS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR SPONSORING TRADE LEGISLATION

October 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth signed-on to co-sponsor legislation last week to support American farmers competing in global agricultural markets. IL Corn thanks the Senator for her support, as we have...

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PANAMA CANAL SETS RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2017

October 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

While the U.S. continues a decades-long trend of not reinvesting and upgrading our vastly important river infrastructure, the new Panama Canal expansion has contributed to a record 403.8 million...

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CELEBRATE WORLD EGG DAY, GET TO KNOW YOUR POULTRY CUSTOMERS

October 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

You may be surprised to know that poultry and egg farms are the largest user of corn within the “animal feed” sector at 33 percent, followed by beef and pork.  In total, the animal feed industry...

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CORN CONTRIBUTES TO FEED GRAINS IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS RECORD

October 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Original article via US Grains Council Based on figures provided Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analyzed by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the United States exported...

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CANADA TOP MARKET FOR U.S. FEED GRAINS, CO-PRODUCTS

October 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Canada - the host of the just-concluded third round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and co-products like ethanol and...

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CALL FROM THE COMBINE: ACTION REQUEST TO SUPPORT TRADE PROGRAMS

September 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Your call to Senators Duckworth and Durbin could encourage their support of export programs in the future. The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports...

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IL CORN THANKS U.S. HOUSE REPS FOR SUPPORTING FOREIGN MARKET WORK, PRAISES SENATE COMPANION BILL

September 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joins the National Corn Growers in praising the introduction of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand...

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TAIWAN IMPORTS MOST U.S. CORN IN SEVEN YEARS, PLEDGES MORE DURING GOODWILL MISSION

September 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois corn farmers met with Taiwanese officials this week as part of a Goodwill Mission where Taiwan pledged to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000...

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AMERICAN & BRAZILIAN ETHANOL CROSS PATHS

September 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Credit: Renewable Fuels Association U.S. ethanol exports are up 26 percent in July from June shipments, even while the U.S. records the third month of meaningful fuel ethanol import...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES KORUS FTA EXIT OFF THE TABLE

September 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Sources are now reporting that President Trump is no longer considering exiting the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), citing national security concerns. We know that many calls and emails...

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POTUS SUGGESTS HE MAY ORDER EXIT FROM SOUTH KOREAN TRADE AGREEMENT

September 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

It’s been reported in the news recently that President of the United States, Donald Trump, is considering removing the U.S. from the U.S.-Korean Free Trade Agreement. Trade matters to IL Corn...

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EXPORTS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS COULD SET NEW RECORD HIGH

August 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

 Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH LOCKS THROUGH ROCK ISLAND #15

August 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) studied the condition of Locks and Dam #15 at Rock Island on the Mississippi River while aboard an educational barge tour sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers...

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HOW THE LOSS OF TPP JUST HIT HOME ON YOUR CORN FARM

August 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Trade matters. It’s easy to forget about the important role that export markets play in building corn prices, of course, because most of you never see your corn again once you take it to the...

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