The export market is an important opportunity for Illinois corn farmers.  

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:

#NAFTAWORKS TWITTER STORM PROMOTES VALUABLE TRADE RELATIONSHIP

April 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn participated in a “Twitter Storm” on the North American Free Trade Agreement today, helping to push positive messages about what the very important trade relationship with Mexico and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISES FARMER-PATRIOT SUPPORT IN TRADE DISPUTES

April 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a press gaggle held in conjunction with his cabinet meeting today, President Trump indicated that he understands farmers have a lot to lose when it comes to exports. The president specifically...

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CHINESE PORK TARIFFS AND CORN: WHAT’S IT MEAN TO YOU?

April 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork exports to China ain’t chump-change, so to speak if you consider that the U.S. pork industry literally consumes 25% of the domestic corn meal market. According to...

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A UNITED CALL TO IMPROVE AND COMPLETE NAFTA – NOW

April 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

We need NAFTA negotiations to come to an end. Beyond that, we need it to be improved. Read this call for both items of action from Global Farmer Network , an organization of which Illinois Corn...

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REPLACE AID WITH TRADE

April 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers often talk about international trade in terms of what’s good for them.  That makes sense – when you’re trying to run a family business and raise a family by a minuscule margin, you are...

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TRUMP TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM ELICIT RETALIATION AGAINST CORN

March 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Reports emerging from the European Union indicate that the 28-member body of countries has added U.S. corn to the list of goods upon which it will settle retaliatory tariffs in answer to President...

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POULTY, BEEF, PORK EXPORTS OFF TO GREAT START IN 2018, UNDERSCORE NAFTA IMPORTANCE

March 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

January 2018 poultry, egg, and beef export volume increased over January 2017, with pork export volume holding steady with last year’s strong volume.  2018 is off to a great start in the export...

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NAFTA ON THE AGENDA FOR IL CORN DC MEETINGS

March 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmer leaders from the Illinois Corn Growers Association will be making visits to all members of the Illinois congressional delegation during a legislative fly-in event next week. One item on...

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STUDY OF U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL ROI: $20 IN TAX REVENUE FOR EVERY $1 IN FARM BILL SPENDING ON EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT

February 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Houston, Texas - Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014...

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PRESERVING AND UPDATING NAFTA IS CRUCIAL FOR AMERICA'S FARMERS

February 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Originally published by AgWeek: From new seeds to improved equipment, farming practices have been vastly upgraded over the past two decades. However, while these modern tools have undoubtedly...

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TRADE MATTERS PUBLICATION AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

February 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Corn farmers in Illinois have likely received a publication from IL Corn in January called Trade Matters. It was distributed via direct mail to our Illinois Corn Growers Association members and...

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TRADE MATTERS TO ILLINOIS FARMERS

January 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

If you are a Farm Bureau member or IL Corn Growers Association member, you’ve seen our recent “Trade Matters” publication this week.  Hopefully flipping through it reminded you how important trade...

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U.S. PORK EXPORTS SET NEW RECORD

January 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. pork exports recorded the highest-ever monthly value in November while U.S. beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by...

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NAFTA NEIGHBOR PROPOSES DOUBLING OF ETHANOL MANDATE

December 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

During the current uncertainty about the future of NAFTA, it's important to remember the many layers of impact that United States agriculture has on our North American trade neighbors. A Canadian...

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TRADE UNCERTAINTY TOP-OF-MIND FOR AG LEADERS

December 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

As the year comes to an end, will trade opportunities for U.S. agricultural products come to an end with it? That’s a big question with an unclear answer. The uncertainty surrounding trade...

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INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

November 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGES AG TRADE IMPORTANCE

November 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, in a press release yesterday, shared that U.S. ag exports hit the third highest level on record, with China, Canada, and Mexico being our top...

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WTO WIN ON INDONESIAN BEEF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

November 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. The WTO...

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AG SECRETARY PERDUE SAYS NAFTA WITHDRAWAL COMES WITH TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES

November 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Although U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue remains hopeful that the Trump Administration will be successful in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), he...

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