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

Fall Covers for Spring Savings Sign Up Opens December 15 at 8 am

Lindsay Mitchell

December 1st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

The Fall Covers for Spring Savings program sign up will open on December 15 at 8 am and close on January 15, 2023. Historically, acres fill up within hours of the program’s opening, so don’t delay...

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Senators Durbin & Duckworth Co-Sponsor E15 Bill

Tara Desmond

November 29th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Senators Deb Fischer (NE) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) led bipartisan introduction of updated E15 legislation, which tracks their previous bill, S. 2339 Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act.  This bill...

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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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ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Matt Rush, a farmer from Fairfield, IL, has been elected president of the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2022-2023 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today immediately...

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ICGA Recognizes Lyons for Environmental Work

Lindsay Mitchell

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

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) recognized Richard “Dick” Lyons for his commitment to on-farm conservation during their annual meeting on November 22 at the Asmark AgriCenter in...

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Dozier Recognized for Environmental Work by ICGA

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Ivan Dozier, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s State Conservationist for Illinois, was honored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their annual meeting on November 22...

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ICGA Celebrates Mark Lambert’s Service to Illinois Corn Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Mark Lambert of St. Louis, MO is the recipient of the IL Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award. ICGA leaders honored Mark for his service to Illinois corn farmers at the ICGA Annual Meeting...

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David Brown: Media Award Recipient

Lindsay Mitchell

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

The IL Corn Growers Association’s 2022 Excellence in Media Award was given to David Brown formerly of WAND-TV in Decatur, IL, at the ICGA Annual Meeting today in Bloomington.  The award is given...

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The 2022 Mid-Term Elections Promises More of the Same in Washington – and That’s Not All Bad.

Brooke Appleton

November 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

This year’s election results are still trickling in as of this writing, but there is one thing that is certain: while there will be some changes in Washington, for the most part, we’re going to...

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IL Corn Growers Association Announces New Scholarship Program

Tara Desmond

November 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is excited to announce a new scholarship program for students choosing to pursue a degree in the agriculture field.  The submission period for the scholarship...

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NCGA Sounding Alarms on WSJ

NCGA

November 10th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

NCGA is continuing efforts to raise the possible Mexico trade war issue with decision-makers and The Office of the United States Trade Representative.  Here is a story that was just published in...

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Preliminary Election Results

DC Legislative and Regulatory Services

November 10th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association is staying on top of electrion results from Tuesday.  Here is a report of the results:  

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Mexico President Issues Decree, ICGA & NCGA Sound Alarms

NCGA

November 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A pending decree out of Mexico that would disrupt U.S. shipments of corn into the country has Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the National Corn Growers Association sounding the alarms...

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Farmer First Voting Doesn’t Align with Right or Left Platforms

Lindsay Mitchell

October 27th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

What makes up your identity?   I might introduce myself as a wife or a mother. I might call myself a Christian in some circles or identify as a farm kid in others. I probably include my county...

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ICGA Submits Public Comments Supporting Continued Access to Atrazine

Lindsay Mitchell

October 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

IL Corn is focused on helping farmers use conservation practices to improve soil health, reduce erosion, sequester carbon, and build a sustainable future for generations of future farmers. "Each...

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Fire Safety Month

Peter Metivier

October 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

In 2021, 681,825 farm animals were killed nationwide due to fires. October is fire safety month and while we know you are practicing safe practices on your farm.  Here are some friendly reminders...

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Time to Drain the Swamp as Elections Near? Not So Fast.

Brooke Appleton

October 4th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

There is just something about Washington that comes across swampy. During particularly brutal heatwaves, Washingtonians like to remind themselves that of course it’s hot; after all, the capital...

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IL Corn Partners with the Community High School Offering Agricultural Career Development Experience

Peter Metivier

September 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Peter Metivier, a senior at Normal Community High School, has joined the IL Corn team as a marketing intern during the fall semester. This is a unique opportunity for IL Corn to offer real world...

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20 Quotes From IL Farmers

Tara Desmond & Shae Ruppert

September 19th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

We know how many hats farmers wear but do you? Agronomist, mechanic, economist, teacher, communicator, advocator, supervisor, environmentalist, veterinarian, entrepreneur are just some (and that...

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IL CORN: VALUED PARTNER IN TWO USDA FUNDED CLIMATE-SMART PROPOSALS

Lindsay Mitchell

September 14th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Today, IL Corn celebrates being named as a valued partner in multiple projects funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Partnerships for Climate-Smart...

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