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.

CELEBRATE WORLD EGG DAY, GET TO KNOW YOUR POULTRY CUSTOMERS

October 13th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

You may be surprised to know that poultry and egg farms are the largest user of corn within the “animal feed” sector at 33 percent, followed by beef and pork.  In total, the animal feed industry...

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CORN CONTRIBUTES TO FEED GRAINS IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS RECORD

October 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Original article via US Grains Council Based on figures provided Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analyzed by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the United States exported...

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CANADA TOP MARKET FOR U.S. FEED GRAINS, CO-PRODUCTS

October 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Canada - the host of the just-concluded third round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and co-products like ethanol and...

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CALL FROM THE COMBINE: ACTION REQUEST TO SUPPORT TRADE PROGRAMS

September 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Your call to Senators Duckworth and Durbin could encourage their support of export programs in the future. The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports...

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IL CORN THANKS U.S. HOUSE REPS FOR SUPPORTING FOREIGN MARKET WORK, PRAISES SENATE COMPANION BILL

September 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joins the National Corn Growers in praising the introduction of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand...

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TAIWAN IMPORTS MOST U.S. CORN IN SEVEN YEARS, PLEDGES MORE DURING GOODWILL MISSION

September 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois corn farmers met with Taiwanese officials this week as part of a Goodwill Mission where Taiwan pledged to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000...

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AMERICAN & BRAZILIAN ETHANOL CROSS PATHS

September 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Credit: Renewable Fuels Association U.S. ethanol exports are up 26 percent in July from June shipments, even while the U.S. records the third month of meaningful fuel ethanol import...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES KORUS FTA EXIT OFF THE TABLE

September 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Sources are now reporting that President Trump is no longer considering exiting the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), citing national security concerns. We know that many calls and emails...

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POTUS SUGGESTS HE MAY ORDER EXIT FROM SOUTH KOREAN TRADE AGREEMENT

September 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

It’s been reported in the news recently that President of the United States, Donald Trump, is considering removing the U.S. from the U.S.-Korean Free Trade Agreement. Trade matters to IL Corn...

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EXPORTS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS COULD SET NEW RECORD HIGH

August 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

 Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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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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