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:

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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NAFTA NEIGHBOR PROPOSES DOUBLING OF ETHANOL MANDATE

December 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

During the current uncertainty about the future of NAFTA, it's important to remember the many layers of impact that United States agriculture has on our North American trade neighbors. A Canadian...

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TRADE UNCERTAINTY TOP-OF-MIND FOR AG LEADERS

December 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports

As the year comes to an end, will trade opportunities for U.S. agricultural products come to an end with it? That’s a big question with an unclear answer. The uncertainty surrounding trade...

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INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

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

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGES AG TRADE IMPORTANCE

November 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, in a press release yesterday, shared that U.S. ag exports hit the third highest level on record, with China, Canada, and Mexico being our top...

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WTO WIN ON INDONESIAN BEEF IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

November 15th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. The WTO...

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AG SECRETARY PERDUE SAYS NAFTA WITHDRAWAL COMES WITH TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES

November 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Although U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue remains hopeful that the Trump Administration will be successful in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), he...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF NAFTA TO FARM SECTOR

November 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been dropping hints lately that the likelihood of the U.S. dropping out of NAFTA (the 23-year old North American Free Trade Agreement) is all...

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U.S. MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION LEVERAGES CORN CHECKOFF TO EXPAND MEAT SALES OVERSEAS

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

In this audio update, you’ll hear about a recent event held in Germany where the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) worked to expand relationships with international buyers of U.S. corn-fed meat....

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IL CORN THANKS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR SPONSORING TRADE LEGISLATION

October 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth signed-on to co-sponsor legislation last week to support American farmers competing in global agricultural markets. IL Corn thanks the Senator for her support, as we have...

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PANAMA CANAL SETS RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2017

October 23rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

While the U.S. continues a decades-long trend of not reinvesting and upgrading our vastly important river infrastructure, the new Panama Canal expansion has contributed to a record 403.8 million...

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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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