Exports and international trade is a top concern for Indiana corn farmers. With 117 million bushels of Indiana corn leaving our state and the United States in 2013, sustaining strong international markets remains vital.
A recent study found that corn and related products account for half of Indiana's agricultural exports in 2010, totaling $1.7 billion. These exports generated an estimated $1.1 billion in economic ripple effects, supporting an estimated 17,700 jobs throughout the state.
ICMC partners with several organizations to make sure Indiana is represented in the global market.
National Corn Growers Association: NCGA works to ensure that trade channels remain open and fair through strong policy and practices.
USDA Trade and International Marketing Resources: The USDA Trade and International Resources website offers a number of reports and documents to help buyers and sellers learn about trade, market outlooks and world agriculture supply and demand estimates.
USDA Foreign Ag Service (FAS): The USDA FAS is charged with providing assistance to buyers and sellers of U.S. agricultural products. Several programs provide funding for technical assistance, market research, consumer promotions, trade servicing and educational seminars.