We’re aware that prices for your Illinois corn crop have dropped by nearly 40% over this time last year. A return to a nearly trend-line crop in 2013 after the drought of 2012 brought with it an expected drop in prices. That drop doesn’t need to be so steep, but artificial barriers to ethanol’s market access mean it is. IL Corn is working on improving the demand picture for your product because corn farmers’ profitability is our bottom line.
Presently, the Illinois General Assembly is considering legislation that would incentivize gasoline retailers to add more options at the pump through higher blends of ethanol. They could do that by putting in E-15, or by adding additional, so-called blender pumps for flex fuel. You’ve probably received communication from us on this issue. Find out more here.
In the meantime, consider this information about this year’s corn crop.
You won't want to miss this important feature on what's coming in the future of the American ethanol industry.Learn More
The 2018 ICGA annual report highlights a myriad of positive action on behalf of corn farmers in Illinois. Check it out and let us know what else we should be working on!Learn More
A recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin.Learn More