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:

US ETHANOL EXPORTS UP 33 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

August 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Government data released last week show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s...

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MORE TARIFFS ON AMERICAN GOODS – SOYBEANS PARTICULARLY IMPACTED

August 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On Friday, China announced another round of retaliatory tariffs, equaling about $60 billion in U.S. goods.   Politico reported that China proposed that nearly half of the targeted U.S. goods be...

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EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT RISK

July 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Trade is becoming increasingly important to corn farmers, since nationally, we export upwards of 20% of our crop if you consider corn in all forms (corn, feed, DDGS, ethanol and livestock) and...

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MEAT EXPORTS BOOST CORN DEMAND

July 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Argentina today celebrating that market’s reopening to American pork products with a ceremonial ham slicing. The new opening, which was...

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SONNY PERDUE TO CHINA: YOU CANNOT BULLY OUR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

July 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. Department of Agricultural officials held a press call on Tuesday to provide comment on President Trump’s recently announced $12 billion trade aid package, as it’s come to be known. In his...

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USGC EXPLORES POTENTIAL ETHANOL DEMAND IN CHILE AND ARGENTINA

July 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council:   Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC)...

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US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION ASKS, WHAT GOES BETTER WITH A GOOD BREW THAN U.S. SAUSAGE?

July 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The craft beer industry is booming in South Korea, and what goes better with a good brew than U.S. sausage?   We can’t think of anything!   Check out this video from the U.S. Meat Export...

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CHECK OUT OUR TRADE WITH COLOMBIA POST-FTA

July 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Free trade agreements work. How do we know? Check out these amazing results since the free trade agreement was finalized with Colombia.       Colombia set a new record for U.S. corn...

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PERDUE SAYS FARMERS ARE PATRIOTS BUT PATRIOTISM DOESN’T PAY BILLS

July 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a recent interview on CNBC’s SquawkBox, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue indicated that his Agency is studying the complex situation regarding how the Trump...

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U.S. ETHANOL EXPORTS STILL A BRIGHT SPOT

June 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, according to government data released this month and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This represents a 25% drop...

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THE POWER OF PEOPLE: USGC RECOGNIZES PAUL JESCHKE FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Illinois corn farmer Paul Jeschke attended his first U.S. Grains Council (USGC) meeting in the late 1970s but did not become more involved in the organization until his wife, Donna, was elected to...

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THE FARMER IN THE BLUE HAT: USGC RECOGNIZES BILL LONG FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Never underestimate a good ball cap. Illinois corn farmer Bill Long calls his official blue U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hat his conversation starter, opening opportunities to share his insights on...

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VALUE ADDED EXPORTS TO JAPAN AND CHINA

June 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

The best situation for corn farmers and all U.S. citizens?  Sell more “value-added” corn to other countries hungry for more protein, better cuts of protein, and environmentally friendly fuels. ...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TARIFFS NOW IN FORCE

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

With the turning of the calendar from May to June came the enactment of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that are hitting nations with which we’ve had long-standing trade relationships. The...

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U.S. EXPORTS ONE BILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL

May 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for...

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CORN-BASED ETHANOL IN MEXICO, AN UPDATE

April 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

As you’re getting to work on planting Illinois’ 2018 corn crop, we’re still hard at work building demand for your 2018 corn harvest. Last year we told you that due to work funded by your IL Corn...

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UNDERSTANDING DRAFT MAP FMD PROGRAMS

April 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

One of agriculture’s priorities, as we help to craft and debate the next farm bill, is to increase the amount of funding for Market Access Programs and Foreign Market Development.  These programs...

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#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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