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:

The Illinois corn checkoff increased their investment in the U.S. Meat Export Federation in 2021. That investment is starting to pay off.

Beef and pork export volumes and values are increasing, allowing livestock farmers in the U.S. to grow more livestock and feed more corn. In 2020, beef and pork exports used 530.5 million bushels of corn. At an average annual price of $3.52/bushel, beef and pork exports accounted for $1.87 billion in market value to the corn industry.

*Data from 09/2020 - 09/2021

IL Corn Will Again Advertise Regionally During The Big Football Game

Lindsay Mitchell

January 27th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

For the second time, IL Corn will air positive corn and corn farmer messages during football’s biggest game on February 13, 2022. The farmer-led checkoff association will focus on positioning corn...

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Reading about Corn

Tara Desmond

December 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Illinois Ag in the Classroom offers an abundance of resources for teachers to help aid them with activities and lessons on agriculture designed to enhance the K-12 experience.  They have an...

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A Look at the Ins & Outs of Washington in 2021

Brooke Appleton

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

This has been an incredibly busy year in the nation’s capital. We swore in a new president, welcomed new cabinet members and worked with policymakers, both old and new, as they’ve considered some...

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RSVP for next week listening sessions

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy |  Precision Conservation Management

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold in-person listening sessions throughout the state to help prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill.  As a grassroots organization, we value farmer input...

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ICGA Evaluates Fertilizer Challenge on Behalf of Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Last week, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) contacted Illinois representatives on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Agriculture Committee to alert them of the concern we have...

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Waterways Campaign Highlights Environmental & Economic Impacts

Lindsay Mitchell

October 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is proud to partner with the Waterways Council Inc, Illinois Soybean Association, and others to help audiences understand the importance of inland waterways and...

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Illinois Farmers Lead Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington

Dan Obert

May 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Farmers Lead in Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington   Krista and Brett Swanson from Oneida are the face of an ongoing push to build relationships in...

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PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank

Lindsay Mitchell

May 24th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank   The Precision Conservation Program Management (PCM) will receive grant funds from HSBC Bank via the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC), the...

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America's Corn Farmers to Sponsor MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico

May 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

America's Corn Farmers to Sponsor MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico   Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has agreed to become an...

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Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for the Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition

Lindsay Mitchell

April 30th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition - IL Corn sponsors competition that will include multiple corn whiskey categories along...

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Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank

April 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank   Every day food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois...

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Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland

Dan Obert

April 15th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland   Consumer outreach messaging continues to amplify Illinois farmers’ voices to the most densely populated area of the state.     Illinois Farm Families,...

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Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program

Dan Obert

March 30th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program   The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is sponsoring a program that will match up to $250 for the purchase of pork products for...

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New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers All members of the Illinois House and Senate received a copy of an Illinois Farm Families “Innovation Grows Here” brochure this week, detailing the...

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Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks

Dan Obert

January 12th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork, IL Corn and ISA Donate Pork to IL Foodbanks   Since its inception, Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign has donated over 3 million servings of pork to date....

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IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families

November 19th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

IL Corn and Partners Donate Pork to Hungry Illinois Families As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Illinois...

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Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth

Dan Obert

October 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Teacher Resource Program Fosters Passion for Ag in Youth School is in full swing across the state and even though things may look a little different this year, agriculture education continues to...

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New Campaign Showcases Corn's Versatility

Dan Obert

September 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

New Campaign Showcases Corn’s Versatility A new marketing campaign highlighting corn’s versatility rolled out this past month. The ads help those living in cities better understand one of...

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IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

Lindsay Mitchell

July 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat   Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...

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