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.

ICGA and Oil Industry Sue EPA 

June 13th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Today, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) joined 12 other state corn organizations, and oil industry representatives to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for...

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What is the Farm Bill?

Grace May

June 13th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Breaking Down the Titles of the Farm Bill In a simple explanation, the farm bill is a package of legislation that governs an assemblage of agriculture and food programs. However, there is nothing...

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6 Unique Father’s Day Gifts with a Farming Twist

Shelby

June 12th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Dad, Grandad, Papa, Pop—whatever you call your father on the farm, they deserve a day of appreciation. Farm fathers embody the hard work, resilience, and traditions that are the backbone of...

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Precision Conservation Management Unveils Annual Data: Insights on Profitability and Sustainability

Rosalie Trump

June 12th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) – the premier conservation program of the IL Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association – will be publishing their annual data book The...

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Calculating the Cost of Conservation

Haley Bickelhaupt

June 6th, 2024  |  ICGA |  Conservation

Near Waterloo Illinois, Dale Haudrich’s fields of row crops look different than his neighbors.   Acres of soybeans emerge surrounded by old corn stubble and withering rye. His no-till, cover...

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Reflecting on Forward Farm Bill Movement

Brooke S. Appleton

June 6th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

It’s summertime in the nation’s capital, and members of Congress appear to be solar-powered. After a long impasse, there has finally been some movement to reauthorize the farm bill. The House...

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IL Corn Welcomes Shelby Barnhart as Summer Marketing Intern

Shelby Barnhart

May 30th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

IL Corn is thrilled to welcome Shelby Barnhart as the Marketing Intern for the summer of 2024.   Shelby is a senior at Illinois State University studying International Business and Political...

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Statehouse Update: Carbon Capture Law Delivers Opportunity for Ethanol & Protects Landowners 

Brad Stotler and Rachel Dame

May 30th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As the legislative session adjourned this week, lawmakers in Springfield passed legislation that creates strong regulations for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects in Illinois. IL Corn...

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Illinois Commodities Request Ag Trade Protection

May 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

Earlier this week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and four other state commodity organizations called on Illinois’s congressional delegation to grow export opportunities and protect...

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Carbon Capture Law Delivers Opportunity for Ethanol & Protects Landowners

May 28th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              ...

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House Farm Bill Needs More Compromise as Conversations Continue

Lindsay Croke

May 24th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Today, upon hearing that the House Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill late yesterday, IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) President Dave Rylander, a farmer from Victoria,...

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USDA Awards Additional Millions to Build Agriculture Exports

Lindsay Croke

May 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the U.S. Grains Council received notice of additional funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under its Regional Agriculture Promotion Program (RAPP). The award will disperse...

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Illinois Agriculture Collaborates to Make an Impact

May 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Illinois agriculture worked together this week magnifying farmer voices on a collection of topics. Supporting the Livestock Industry Farmer led organizations signed a letter supporting...

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Payments without Production: Why Farmers Need a Mandatory Base Acre Update

Haley Bickelhaupt

May 22nd, 2024  |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Farm bill proposals in the United States House and Senate could build policies on a flawed foundation.   Since the 1980s, few things remain the same- including crops planted on American farm...

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Meet Grace May: Legislative Intern 2024

Grace May

May 16th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Grace is from Princeton, IL and is a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently studying Agriculture and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Public...

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Corn Growers Focus on Opening Markets, Enforcing Trade Agreements

Brooke S. Appleton

May 9th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA

It’s an evening we all remember in the Washington office of the National Corn Growers Association and is now a familiar war story that is brought up often at our gatherings.   On a cold February...

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IL Corn Announces Scholarship Recipients

Tara Desmond

May 2nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

  IL Corn proudly announces the recipients of its 2024 scholarships, marking another successful year in supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders.     "Entering our second year, we...

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New GREET Model Will Limit Availability of Cleaner Jet Fuel in the Short Term

May 1st, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois corn farmers are very concerned by the announcement from the U.S. Department of Treasury (USDOT) limiting corn-based ethanol's contribution to the decarbonization of the aviation...

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Conservation Practice Adoption a Focus During Rep Budzinski Visit to Illinois Farm

Lindsay Croke

April 25th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski visited the Bob and Mark Bunselmeyer Farm in Maroa, IL this week to learn more from Illinois farmers about conservation practice adoption. The visit featured an...

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Illinois Uniquely Positioned for SAF Production

Haley Bickelhaupt

April 24th, 2024  |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois is uniquely positioned to lead the world in decarbonizing the aviation sector.   The Land of Lincoln is home to the feedstock, geology, production capability, airlines, and tax credits...

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