Farm policy impacts our members, their farms, and their families
Our overarching goal is to promote policy that drives corn demand, as demand will ultimately help family farmer profitability.
Our specific priorities are:
Ethanol policies like clearing up the Renewable Volume Obligation issue and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard will ensure the health of the ethanol market.
Trade policies like new free trade agreements and new investment in international markets will provide new avenues to sell Illinois corn.
Secure funding for the Navigational Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) which will enable new and upgraded locks and dams along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. This relates to our second priority, as adequate infrastructure is needed to ship more corn overseas.
South Korea’s Largest Feed Miller Visits Illinois Corn Crop IL Corn hosted grain buyers from Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) on June 3, 2021, primarily to showcase Illinois’s corn crop. NOFI is the...More
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...More
Korean Buyers Purchase US Corn After Illinois Meeting After meeting virtually with Illinois corn farmers and grain merchants, buyers representing South Korean companies committed to purchase 35...More
Farmers Meet with Mexican and Korean Business Reps Illinois farmers overcame physical distance during harvest to meet online with international business leaders from Mexico and South Korea for a...More
Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases Beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry can all benefit from U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in...More
Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) elected Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, IL representing the Illinois...More
Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn Since 2015, pork and beef exports have been the fastest-growing category of corn use, delivering critical returns for corn farmers. The...More
The economy might be stalled here in the U.S. while many states are on full shut-down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but international purchases continue. This is good news for Illinois...More
When hearing that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made...More
On November 13, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and many, many partners around the country participated in a day of action to elevate the need to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...More
More than sixty countries were present to learn how U.S. ethanol can deliver on the shared goal of finding fuels that deliver environmental and human benefits while also making economic sense...More