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:

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF AG TRADE WITH CANADA

March 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois Corn Growers Association leaders met with representatives of the Canadian Embassy recently to discuss the situation regarding U.S. ratification of the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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DON'T FORGET TRADE, PLEASE

March 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

In this article published by the Global Farmer Network and written by Cherilyn Nagel, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, we learn more about the true cost of lost trade agreements with Canada and...

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WHY DO ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED THE USMCA?

March 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is what your farmer leaders are discussing with the Illinois congressional delegation today: U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.  Farmers need this agreement ratified.  And the sooner, the...

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ICGA COMMENTS ON USMCA, E15 RULEMAKING

March 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA SUPPORTS USMCA RATIFICATION   Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the Association’s support for the...

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ONE IN FOUR BUSHELS ADDED CORN DEMAND DUE TO RED MEAT EXPORTS

February 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Since 2015, indirect exports – or the feed utilized by U.S. meat exports - represent the fastest growing category of corn use, says a study by World Perspectives, commissioned by the U.S. Meat...

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US GRAINS COUNCIL AND IL CORN WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE GLOBAL CORN EXPORTS

February 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is the IL Corn partner that works to promote corn and corn co-product sales around the world.    To do this, USGC takes funding from IL Corn and its many other...

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GRAINS COUNCIL AND MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION RECEIVE MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

February 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

The Trump Administration’s trade aid package included not just direct payments to farmers of certain commodities impacted by the ongoing trade disruptions, but also monies to develop foreign...

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RECORD-SETTING SALES TO KOREA SINCE KORUS

January 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

South Korea is buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates, due in large part to the free trade agreement between it and the United States, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement or KORUS,...

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REFLECTIONS ON 2018: TRADE POLICY WHIRLWIND BRINGS NEW ERA IN GRAINS MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY TOM SLEIGHT, US GRAINS COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND CEO   Every other week, much of the U.S. Grains Council’s global staff gathers on a conference call. The 7 a.m. meeting in...

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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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