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:

The Illinois corn checkoff increased their investment in the U.S. Meat Export Federation in 2021. That investment is starting to pay off.

Beef and pork export volumes and values are increasing, allowing livestock farmers in the U.S. to grow more livestock and feed more corn. In 2020, beef and pork exports used 530.5 million bushels of corn. At an average annual price of $3.52/bushel, beef and pork exports accounted for $1.87 billion in market value to the corn industry.

*Data from 09/2020 - 09/2021

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2022 Conservation and Financial Data

Lindsay Mitchell

June 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a program of IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association, released their annual “Business Case for Conservation” this month in the Prairie Farmer...

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Corn Growers Weigh-In on Redefining WOTUS

Bryan Goodman

May 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are holding ten regional roundtables to gauge the implications of recently proposed changes to the definition of Waters of the U.S.   Megan Dwyer, Director of...

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Conservation Corner - Myth Busters

Megan Dwyer

April 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Myth: “Planting into cover crops just doesn’t work; it’s too cold for my herbicides to work so I can’t manage cover crops in the spring; if you don’t kill them early, they get out of control; all...

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IL CORN AND IL SOYBEAN CHECKOFFS PARTNER ON WATER TESTING INITIATIVE

IL Soybean Association

April 4th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

The IL Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association are teaming up to offer a new water testing initiative challenge for Illinois FFA chapters to learn about nutrient loss and water...

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PCM Welcomes New Employee to Team

Tara Desmond

March 31st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Darren Cudaback joins the Precision Conservation Management (PCM) team as a specialist in Nebraska. Darren has spent the last 24 years in the ag industry helping producers with marketing programs...

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Farmers Net $12.70 Per Acre on Crop Insurance Endorsement Sponsored by IL Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

March 16th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation

The Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement has been available to Illinois farmers as a crop insurance endorsement since 2012, making 2022 the eleventh year of its availability. In this article, the...

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Nayak Farms | A farm based on innovation and giving

Tara Desmond

February 17th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

I got the chance to catch one of the founders of Nayak Farms, Dr. Nayak, and was extremely impressed by their mission and how they’re helping Illinois.  Here’s a brief summary of what I...

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Welcome New Precision Conservation Management Director

Tara Desmond

February 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

IL Corn welcomes Greg Goodwin to the Precision Conservation Management (PCM) team as the Director. We're excited for Greg to join the PCM team. Greg has an extensive background in helping farmers...

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EPA Renews Enlist Product Registrations with New Control Measures, Providing Growers with Certainty for the 2022 Growing Season

EPA

January 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

The EPA is issuing seven-year registrations for two herbicide products, Enlist Duo and Enlist One, to ensure growers have access to effective pesticide tools for the 2022 growing season. The new...

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What you need to know about WOTUS

Tara Desmond

January 13th, 2022  |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

2021 Clean Water Rule On November 18, 2021, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their proposed rule formally repealing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and...

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USDA Announces PACE program for Illinois Farmers

IL Corn

January 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

  WHAT Post Application Coverage Endorsement – An insurance product to cover the risk of not getting farmers in-season nitrogen applied.   WHY Our internal data indicates the number...

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Illinois Farmers Engaging In State-Specific Efforts, Action, Progress In Reducing Nutrient Loss

Lindsay Mitchell

December 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

              Illinois’ agriculture community continues to focus efforts & investments on conservation   Illinois family farmers are working to preserve the soil and water on their...

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ICGA Responds to the U.S. EPA Proposed Blending Volumes

Lindsay Mitchell

December 9th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

On December 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a biofuel blending volumes proposal, calling for an increase in the  biofuel blending requirement for 2022 of 22.77 billion...

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RSVP for next week listening sessions

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy |  Precision Conservation Management

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold in-person listening sessions throughout the state to help prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill.  As a grassroots organization, we value farmer input...

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Free Webinar 12/10 on Impacts of Weather on Your Farm

Tara Desmond

December 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Eric Snodgrass is a Science Fellow and Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global...

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Conservation Corner: Focusing on Fertilizer and Tillage

Megan Dwyer

November 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

As harvest wraps up for most farmers across the state and an overall favorable forecast is predicted, focus turns to fall fertilizer and tillage. Precision Conservation Management (PCM) looks at...

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Statement on Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Megan Dwyer

September 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water quality and nutrient loss reduction continue to be priority issues for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn). The recent release of Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy...

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Illinois Corn Farmer Featured on NASA Website

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Illinois Corn Farmer Featured on NASA Website   NASA, the US government agency responsible for science and technology related to air and space, recognized corn farmers today on their website for...

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Hear From the Conservation Experts

Lindsay Mitchell

July 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Hear From the Conservation Experts Precision Conservation Management (PCM) released their 2021 data and recommendations last month, but there's still time to better understand what the data is...

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Water Testing Survey Now Available

Dan Obert

June 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water Testing Survey Now Available   ICGA members who received special water testing strips in the mail this past spring should consider taking a brief moment to give their thoughts on the...

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