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.
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...More
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...More
On the banks of the Ohio River today in Cincinnati, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that he will reorganize his Department, adding a new Undersecretary of Trade...More
Your corn association continually advocates for trade agreements that will make using the high-quality corn you’re growing easier for international buyers. And with good reason if the recently...More
The 2016/2017 corn export quality report found the average aggregate quality of the corn assembled for export early in the marketing year was better than or equal to U.S. No. 2 on all grade...More
U.S. pork exports set a new volume record in 2016, reaching 2.31 million metric tons, thanks in part to a fifth consecutive record year for exports to Mexico. Click here for an audio report from...More
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) launched this week an interactive online map showing the value of U.S. grain exports to farmers and the economies of each U.S. state. With nearly half of our corn...More