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

Dover Fueling Solutions becomes the first manufacturer to offer optional UL-certified E40 fuel dispensers as standard

NCGA & IL Corn

November 29th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

Today, Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), part of Dover Corporation and a leading global provider of advanced customer-focused technologies, services and solutions in the fuel and convenience retail...

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IL Corn Farmers Recognize Senator Duckworth

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Senator Tammy Duckworth received the ethanol award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 22, 2022, in Bloomington.   Senator Duckworth...

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Corn Farmers: Feeding and Fueling a Cleaner America

Tom Haag - Real Clean Energy

November 7th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

You’ve almost certainly driven by one. Maybe visited one as a student on a school field trip or tackled the challenge of their mazes in the fall. You might have even grown up on one, like I...

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Vilsack and Duckworth Discuss a Clean-Energy Future with Corn-Based Ethanol

Lindsay Mitchell

August 23rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth met in central Illinois today to discuss corn-based ethanol and its ability to contribute...

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Reaching & Teaching Consumers in IL

Tara Desmond

August 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

What is Unleaded 88? 87? What's all this about E15?  Many people are still confused about what's in their gas and myths still run wild throughout the world on ethanol.  IL Corn works hard to...

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Senate Introduces Transformational Bill to Improve the Environment while Reducing Fuel Costs: Next Generation Fuels Act (NGFA)

Tara Desmond

July 26th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a step forward for energy security, the environment and the nation’s consumers, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), with the support of Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and...

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Farmers Help Lower Gas Prices

NCGA

May 23rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

As Illinoisans begin their summer vacation travel, one thing is on everyone’s mind: gas prices. A recent decision by the Biden administration allowing for the continued use of higher blends of...

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Biden Administration Lifts Restrictions on E15 For Year-Round Sales

Lindsay Mitchell

April 12th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – After considering the burden of high gas prices on every American, President Biden announced today in Iowa that he will approve an emergency E15 waiver effective June 1....

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Smacking Down Gas Prices

Tara Desmond

April 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

We aren’t trying to pull a Will Smith on you.  Farmers have a solution to high gas prices that’s here and no laughing matter, ethanol.  The fact is that the use of higher ethanol blends will cut...

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Ethanol Myths

Tara Desmond

April 4th, 2022  |  Ethanol

Myths vs Real Story   Myth: Ethanol clogs my carburetor. The real story: Ethanol is an effective solvent and can help remove gum and deposits left by years of gasoline use. This is one of the...

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IL Corn Signs Petition to Challenge EPA Rulemaking Re: Electric Vehicles

Lindsay Mitchell

March 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – IL Corn Growers Association joined five other state corn associations and other ethanol interest groups in a petition challenging the EPA’s recent greenhouse gas (GHG) tailpipe...

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Senator Duckworth Sets the Senate Record Straight on Ethanol

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

During yesterday’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing, Senator Tammy Duckworth coordinated with Senators Ernst and Stabenow to set the record straight on the benefits of...

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What in the husk are corn plastics?

Tara Desmond

January 25th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol

You already know that corn can be a solution to so many of our world’s climate challenges, but do you know enough about each renewable opportunity to explain it to your off-the-farm peers? In this...

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Reading about Corn

Tara Desmond

December 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Illinois Ag in the Classroom offers an abundance of resources for teachers to help aid them with activities and lessons on agriculture designed to enhance the K-12 experience.  They have an...

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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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Turkish Feed Grain Importers Enjoy a Visit to Illinois

Tara Desmond

October 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

This past week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (IL Corn) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and Marquis Energy to host a trade team of distiller dried grain (DDGS) buyers from Turkey for a...

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ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

August 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

ICGA Statement on the Next Generation Fuels Act   Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089) this week, a piece of legislation that paves the way for...

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Everything You Wanted to Know about Biofuels Policy: Past and Present Agri-Pulse’s latest “Deep Dive” podcast focused on biofuels can be a great primer for anyone wanting to learn more and...

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IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration

Lindsay Mitchell

December 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn Farmers and IL Ethanol Producers Disheartened by Brazilian TRQ Expiration   Upon the expiration of the current Brazilian tariff rate quota (TRQ) yesterday and its replacement with a 20...

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