Category Archives: Exports

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

It stands to reason that right after an investment in getting our grain to a global market, we’d like to see increased market opportunities, right? Check out our first ask of Santa here. The opportunities are there.  And Illinois believes … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TPP

1. What is the TPP? TPP stands for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP creates rules and agreements for trade all over the world. The amount of tax on imports and exports and other regulations for countries are laid out in this … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CORN IN ILLINOIS

1. Illinois corn farmers are growing field corn, not sweet corn. I know this is confusing – but 99% of the corn grown in Illinois is not the corn you eat on your dinner table.  That corn is sweet corn, … Continue reading

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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FUEL

When I pull into the gas station I am normally rolling in on fumes just hoping I don’t run out of gas. I pull into the nearest possible pump and begin fueling. Normally I am in such of a hurry … Continue reading

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THE REASON FOR UTTERLY LOW MILK PRICES

Milk is one of the integral parts of my breakfast. Whether served as a full glass or mixed in with my favorite cereal, I have milk every day. Drinking milk is an old standby for parents: it develops strong bones … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Farmers rely on the Mississippi River and international trade to feed their families! In this photo, farmers investigated the process of loading and unloading payloads between barge towboats and huge international ships on the Mississippi River.

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CARGO

Cargo is loaded onto a ship near the Panama Canal, Panama.  Farmers are interested in other countries like Panama that import our corn and about transportation changes in the world like the almost open and newly expanded Panama canal.  Each … Continue reading

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5 THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO: HUGE PILES OF CORN

We’ve got some great photos in the IL Corn library – photos that speak volumes about what we do and who we are as an organization as well as who the farmers are that we serve! This week, we’ll feature … Continue reading

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BEST POSTS OF 2015: HOW DOES MEXICO REINVIGORATE IL RURAL COMMUNITIES?

As we head into 2016, we’d like to look back at the best performing posts of 2015.  All week, we’ll repost the articles you liked best!  Enjoy!! HOW DOES MEXICO REINVIGORATE IL RURAL COMMUNITIES? May is World Trade Month and … Continue reading

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ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: BETTER RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS – OVERSEAS AND DOMESTIC

    It’s become a tradition and we aren’t stopping now!  Want to know what’s on IL Corn’s Christmas list this year?  We’re hoping Santa brings us …     5. Better relationships with our customers – overseas and domestic When … Continue reading

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