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:

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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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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