Economic Impact of Grain Exports
Illinois 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:

*Economic contribution here is the summation of direct, indirect and induced impacts.  ComplEat Analytics conducted this study utilizing IMPLAN economic input-output software.   | Source: U.S. Grains Countil, ComplEat Analytics

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