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:

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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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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