IL Corn Top Priority Discussed in D.C.

Haley Bickelhaupt

May 11, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports |  Farm Policy

Representative Jonathan Jackson (D-1) questioned witnesses about funding the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing, today. The congressman asked Ambassador Gregg Doud (former Chief Agricultural Negotiator) if funding should be raised for the programs.  


“I would say that it has got some work to do,” said Doud.

“If the return on that dollar that’s joint funded by farmer checkoff dollars and taxpayer dollars, if every dollar you spend you are getting twenty-five back in terms of exports, I think that’s a pretty good place to spend some money,” said Doud.  

IL Corn would like to thank Rep. Jackson for his insightful questions regarding MAP, FMD and potential trade opportunities with Africa.    

Listen to hear Jackson's questions and Ambassador Doud's response.