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

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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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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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: 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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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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To Successfully Shape 2023 Farm Bill, Corn Growers Encouraged to Build Bridges with Groups Outside of the Ag Community

Brooke Appleton

July 27th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After Abraham Lincoln became president in 1861, he appointed to his cabinet the very opponents he had vanquished in the bitter and hard-fought battle for the Republican nomination the year before....

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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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Opportunities and Challenges in Washington, DC

Lindsay Mitchell

July 21st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Your IL Corn Growers Association farmer leaders hit Capitol Hill last week during a fly-in to Washington, DC, our first since March 2020. A significant number of things had changed in the capitol...

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Statement: International Trade Commission Will Not Impose Nitrogen Fertilizer Tariffs

Lindsay Mitchell

July 18th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Upon hearing news at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today against imposing tariffs on nitrogen fertilizers imported from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago, IL Corn Growers...

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Duckworth Speaks with Illinois Corn Growers and Illinois Soybean Association

Senator Duckworth's Office

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

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) this week met with Illinois Corn Growers and Illinois Soybean Association members to discuss how she can continue to support our nation’s...

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EPA RESURRECTS RADICAL ATRAZINE PROPOSAL, THREATENS KEY SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

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July 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In an unprecedented move, EPA today announced it is reopening the finalized reregistration of atrazine, putting this key crop protection tool and today’s carbon-smart farming practices at risk....

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As July Ushers Heat and Controversial Issues into the Nation’s Capital, I am looking forward to a Cool Corn Congress

Brooke Appleton

June 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

As news events such as Roe v. Wade and gun legislation have been dominating much of the debate in Washington this summer, we at the National Corn Growers Association have been working to attract...

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Primaries Are Next Week; ICGA Is Getting To Know Your Candidates

Lindsay Mitchell

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

Primary elections are next week and if the campaign postcards and flyers in our mailbox are any indication, we’re in for an exciting evening on Tuesday night!   Your IL Corn Growers Association...

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Even with Unprecedented Events in Washington, Good News Abounds for Farmers, Though Challenges Also Lay Ahead

Brooke Appleton

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

I have spent close to 20 years living and working in our nation’s Capital, and I have never seen the number of unprecedented events here that we’ve seen over the last year. From the war in...

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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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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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