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:
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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....More
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