Exports are a growing opportunity. 

 

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:

CHECKOFF DOLLARS AND USMEF ADDING VALUE TO U.S. CORN

December 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud funder of the U.S. Meat Export Federation – because corn farmers understand the value of their livestock farmer peers and the need to move meat...

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WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS RELATED TO TRADE

December 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Our IL Corn membership survey told us that trade and export issues are on the top of your mind. That’s not surprising to us, given that over half the Illinois corn crop leaves the state bound for...

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IL CORN THANKFUL FOR USMCA SIGNING

November 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Today, Illinois corn farmers are thankful for the ceremonial signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as the two neighbors are some of our largest agricultural trading...

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YOU’RE PRO TRADE, BUT HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHY?

November 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

  As a farmer, you certainly understand the value of international markets and overseas relationships.  But maybe you’re interested in learning how you might talk about trade and trade...

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MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM FUNDS SELL DDGS IN TAIWAN

November 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

The U.S. Grains Council, funded by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, has been working with a new generation of livestock nutritionists in Taiwan to help them understand how to use U.S....

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PERDUE SAYS AMERICAN FARMERS MAY BE TOO DEPENDENT ON CHINA

November 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

China is an important, growing market for IL Corn and corn in other forms like ethanol, DDGS, and meat. In fact, China is the fifth largest market of global buyers of U.S. coarse grains,...

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WHAT’S THE FUTURE HOLD FOR USMCA?

October 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Perhaps you aren’t already well acquainted, but there is a pretty strict set of rules and guidelines that President Trump must follow as he and his administration negotiate a new trade agreement. ...

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WHEN WILL THE NEW NAFTA BE EFFECTIVE? GOOD QUESTION

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

IL Corn is joining many other organizations in appreciation for a positive conclusion to the talks intended to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. We’ll be working...

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TRADE AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO, CANADA FINALIZED: FARMERS HAPPY

October 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have finalized a trilateral trade agreement now known as USMCA, the United States-Mexico-Canada...

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NAFTA OR NO NAFTA

September 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer cast doubt on the prospects of the U.S. and Mexico reaching a deal with Canada on NAFTA by Sunday, September 30th. At the Concordia Summit in New York,...

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THE IMPACTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS IN ONE GRAPHIC

September 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Following President Trump’s March 1, 2018 announcement of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, many countries have instituted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.  Canada and Mexico, especially large...

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SOUTH KOREA CONSIDERS ETHANOL’S MANY BENEFITS

September 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn was excited to host a trade team to South Korea in Chicago earlier this month!  There is so much opportunity to grow ethanol usage in Korea and the minimize environmental and water quality...

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RUNDOWN ON TRADE AID PACKAGE DETAILS

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

The so-called trade aid package, formally known as the Market Facilitation Program, kicked off on September 4. Here are some details you might find useful, should you decide to participate in the...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM BEGINS TODAY

September 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The Market Facilitation Program that will provide direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy and hog farmers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory...

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THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE PROPOSED TRADE UPDATE WITH MEXICO

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

President Trump announced earlier this week that he had reached agreement with Mexico on updates to the NAFTA agreement, although he then hinted that he might kill the NAFTA deal after all, if...

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POULTRY EXPORTS ALLOWED INTO MOROCCO FOR FIRST TIME

August 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Earlier this month, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports...

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TRADE NEWS TODAY: USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PROGRAM DETAILS, DEAL BROKERED WITH MEXICO

August 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Breaking news today, all of which will impact Illinois and American corn farmers, is that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the details of the $12 billion trade aid package and...

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GRAINS IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS ON TRACK TO SET NEW RECORD

August 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

U.S. exports of grain in all forms (GIAF) are on track to set a new record in 2017/2018, with two months of sales left to report, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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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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