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The export market is a huge market opportunity for Illinois corn farmers.  

Making export growth a priority extends into 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.

SENATOR DUCKWORTH LOCKS THROUGH ROCK ISLAND #15

August 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) studied the condition of Locks and Dam #15 at Rock Island on the Mississippi River while aboard an educational barge tour sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers...

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HOW THE LOSS OF TPP JUST HIT HOME ON YOUR CORN FARM

August 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Trade matters. It’s easy to forget about the important role that export markets play in building corn prices, of course, because most of you never see your corn again once you take it to the...

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IL CORN PLEASED WITH WHITE HOUSE PRIORITIES FOR NAFTA

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

Earlier this week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, part of the Executive Office of the President, released the Administration’s Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation....

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ETHANOL POTENTIAL IN MEXICO

July 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

The recent announcement by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) regarding an increase in the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in the Mexican gas supply provide new market...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS A BRIGHT SPOT FOR CORN DEMAND

July 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

As corn prices remain low, new markets are vital. As far as corn goes, your corn-based ethanol is finding a home in export markets around the world. One of them may be unexpected: Brazil. Brazil...

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NEW SUGAR SUSPENSION AGREEMENT

June 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Earlier this month while the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Boards were meeting, a very important agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was finalized that will...

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YOUR CORN ETHANOL WILL BE CLEARING THE AIR IN MEXICO

June 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is a big deal, so read carefully. A significant opportunity to improve the demand picture for your IL Corn in underway in Mexico. Due to the work of the U.S. Grains Council, with support from...

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THE BLACK SEA: A GROWING PLAYER IN CROP PRODUCTION

June 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

South America has "has supplanted the U.S. as the leading producer of soybeans," according to the farmdoc daily article "Spanning the Globe - Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Production and Exports since...

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U.S. DDGS MARKETS DIVERSIFY, KEEP EXPORTS STEADY

May 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council  Despite market challenges, the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data show exports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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USMEF ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

May 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Originally published by Rite Jane Gabbett on Meatingplace The U.S. Meat Export Federation announced that  Phil Seng, who has led the organization for the past 27 years, will step down as CEO at...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS

May 23rd, 2017  |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Additional Research

According to a report from the Renewable Fuels Association, In 2015, the U.S. exported 836 million gallons of ethanol— identical to 2014’s volume and tied for the second-highest annual total on...

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CHINA TO BEGIN IMPORTING U.S. BEEF

May 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Following one more round of consultations between the United States and China, China will allow imports of U.S. beef by July 16, 2017. This, following a meeting of President Trump and China’s...

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TOP MARKETS FOR U.S. CORN AND MEAT

May 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

In honor of World Trade Month, consider the following statistics about the top customers for your corn and livestock. CORN Mexico is the number one purchaser of U.S. corn, buying 13,321,435...

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USDA SECRETARY PERDUE ANNOUNCES AGENCY REORG AND NEW EMPHASIS ON TRADE

May 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On the banks of the Ohio River today in Cincinnati, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that he will reorganize his Department, adding a new Undersecretary of Trade...

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U.S. BEEF GAINING MARKET ACCESS IN THAILAND

May 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

IL Corn is joining other organizations in bringing attention to the value of our export markets this month, as May is designated World Trade Month. In Illinois, 38% of our corn leaves the state...

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MAY IS WORLD TRADE MONTH – EXPORTS MATTER!

May 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The export market is hugely important to Illinois corn farmers, with nearly 40 percent of their grain leaving the state.  Our competitive advantage – the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers – makes us...

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TRADE AGREEMENT WITH PERU HUGE SUCCESS FOR AGRICULTURE

April 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Your corn association continually advocates for trade agreements that will make using the high-quality corn you’re growing easier for international buyers.  And with good reason if the recently...

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AG TRADE DURING FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR IS UP

April 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Although seasonal ag export trade is down for the last couple months in total, ag trade for the first five months of the fiscal year, that’s October through February, is up. The numbers show that...

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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL CONFIRMS HIGH QUALITY OF 2016 U.S. CORN

April 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Additional Research

The 2016/2017 corn export quality report found the average aggregate quality of the corn assembled for export early in the marketing year was better than or equal to U.S. No. 2 on all grade...

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U.S. CORN FEEDING MALAYSIAN CHICKENS

April 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Malaysians eat a lot of chicken - upwards of 110 pounds per year per person. More of those chickens will soon be eating U.S. corn thanks to the arrival of a 2.68-million-bushel bulk shipment last...

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