Your Illinois corn checkoff dollars are invested by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board with the U.S. Grains Council to build demand for corn, ethanol, and DDGS exports around the world. Securing and maintaining export market opportunities are perhaps more vital to Illinois than any other state, as a larger volume of our corn crop leaves our state than it does in any other. To learn more, listen to this audio update with President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, Tom Sleight.
We’re working every angle to make corn farming more profitable for Illinois farm families.Learn More
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