Growing Markets with EXPORTS
When trade works, the world wins. So Missouri Corn’s efforts to grow markets doesn’t stop on our doorstep. Missouri Corn works closely with the U.S. Grains Council to develop foreign markets for today’s corn, as well as ethanol and corn co-products.
Recognizing Mexico’s potential as a growing market, Missouri Corn began designating checkoff dollars to help build the relationship with our neighbor to the south in 2014. Since then, that investment has expanded to include a unique partnership with regional livestock producers to increase not only corn exports but also dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). In the last five years, Mexico has climbed to become the top importer of U.S. corn and corn co-products. To continue building this market, Missouri Corn is joining efforts to push the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) across the finish line. We’re also working to improve trade agreements in countries across the globe to help grow your markets through exports.
Growing Markets with ETHANOL
A thriving ethanol industry is a vital market for Missouri’s corn farmers and one of the most effective programs the corn checkoff has created. Missouri Corn continues to invest in growing this market as we produce enough corn to feed livestock and fuel the world. Increasing the availability and demand for corn ethanol is one of our top priorities. By pushing for improved fuel infrastructure, working with auto manufacturers, and highlighting ethanol’s high octane, low carbon features, Missouri Corn is helping grow your markets through ethanol.
Growing Markets with LIVESTOCK
Across the United States, livestock consume the equivalent of 6.5 billion bushels of U.S. corn each year, making them the top domestic corn consumer. Working on expanding corn grind and markets here at home, Missouri Corn supports efforts to increase livestock production in the state. In 2019, the Missouri Corn Growers Association helped push Senate Bill 391 across the finish line in the State Capitol. This bill eliminated the patchwork of county-by-county regulations that were impeding livestock expansion in our state.
Globally, we continue partnering with the U.S. Meat Export Federation to develop foreign markets for meat such as beef, veal, pork, and lamb. These corn consumers boost feed grain utilization here at home and help grow your markets.