USGC Welcomes Denco II As New Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome its newest member, Denco II, LLC.

Denco II, located in Morris, Minnesota, produces 24 million gallons (91 million liters) of ethanol from almost 8 million bushels (203,200 metric tons) of corn annually.

The company also produces 52,000 tons of distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), more than 25,000 tons of wet distiller's grain and more than 360,000 gallons of corn oil.

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USGC Bids Farewell To Comms Manager Katelyn Parsons

Please join the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in saying farewell to Katelyn Parsons, who is leaving the organization to take the position of director of marketing and membership for the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation.

Parsons began her career at the Council in 2013 as the communications and membership coordinator and in 2014 was promoted to the manager of communications.

USGC Offers Farewell To Hassanein, Continues Engagement In MEA Region

Hesham Hassanein has stepped down as the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) regional director of the Middle East and Africa, as of June 5. Despite this staff change, the Council remains committed to its presence and programs in the Middle East, Africa and Europe region and is assessing options to maintain USGC representation in this critical area of the world.

American Coalition For Ethanol Joins USGC As New Member

The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to welcome its newest member, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE).

Founded in 1987, ACE is a national grassroots advocacy group that works to innovate, grow and promote ethanol as the world’s most successful renewable energy.

Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ACE’s mission is to sustainably feed and fuel a growing world by providing continuous support to ethanol production companies, commodity organizations, businesses and individuals focused on global ethanol promotion.

USGC Welcomes Summer Interns In Washington, Panama

The Nebraska Corn Board sponsors college students to intern with cooperators around the country each summer, during which time the students gain professional experience in the agricultural sector. This month, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) welcomed Maddy Breeling as a summer intern in the Washington, D.C., office and Andrea Gurney as a summer intern in the Panama City office.

USGC Hosts International Accountants Training In Washington, D.C.

All U.S. Grains Council (USGC) accountants and several directors joined USGC Washington accounting staff members for a training program this week that covered recommended and best accounting practices.

“‘Strict accounts, good friends’ is a motto that has been ingrained deep into my head ever since from my first assignment overseas with the Council,” said USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight.

Calling All Corn Farmers: USGC’s Grow Corn Facebook Page Needs Your Posts

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Facebook page Growing the 2016 U.S. Corn Crop is a direct channel for communication between farmers and overseas customers about the condition and quality of the 2016 U.S. corn crop.

The page was created in 2015 and has been a hit among international customers, farmers and others interested in U.S. corn production, attracting more than 8,000 likes.

Online Registration Opens Monday for USGC Annual Summer Meeting

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is set to open online registration for its 56th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting on Monday, May 16.

The meeting is scheduled for Louisville, Kentucky, from July 25 to 27, 2016, and will offer general sessions and breakout meetings focused on current market issues and the Council’s work to build demand.