USGC A-Team Applications For 2016 – 2018 Due Friday

The deadline to apply to be on a U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Advisory Team (A-Team) is Friday, April 29. Apply today for the opportunity to provide insight and guidance on the direction and activities of the Council through participation on an A-Team.

A-Team members serve two-year terms, renewable without limit at the discretion of the Board of Directors. All interested USGC delegates who are not currently serving on an A-Team are encouraged to apply.

USGC Exhibiting at NAFB’s 2016 Washington Watch

Leaders from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) will meet with farm broadcasters in Washington, D.C., next Monday for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB’s) annual Washington Watch interview fair.

USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight and USGC Chief Economist Mike Dwyer are scheduled to be at the event to discuss hot topics with reporters, including:

Download USGC’s Grains Conversion Calculator App Today

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) encourages members of the global grain trade to download its grains conversion calculator app.

The app is available for Apple, Android and Microsoft platforms by searching for “grain conversion calculator.”

The calculator converts between English units and metric units for grains and related measures, such as temperature, distance and area.

It also includes an option to switch between multiple languages including English, Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, French and Korean.

USGC Recognizes The Passing Of Helen Inman

Helen Inman, 84, passed away March 22 at the Hawkeye Care Center in Bancroft, Iowa. Services were held in her honor on March 28.

Inman was the first female chairwoman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. During her tenure on the Board, she was also a delegate to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) for almost 10 years. She served on the public relations, market development and trade policy committees.

USGC Now Accepting A-Team Applications For 2016-2018

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) will accept applications for representatives of member organizations wanting to serve on its Advisory Teams (A-Teams) until April 29.

A-Teams provide insight and guidance to the USGC Board of Directors on the activities and strategic plan of the Council. Their insight is considered essential to USGC staff and is used to help formulate the Council’s annual operational plan.

Register Today For USGC/USDA Ethanol Export Financing Workshop

The U.S. Grains Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) have opened registration for free workshops in Chicago and Houston on how to use GSM-102 to facilitate the export of U.S. ethanol.

The programs were set up to assist the industry following the addition of U.S. ethanol to the list of commodities that can utilize the export credit guarantee program.

USGC Welcomes Bluegrass Farms of Ohio As Newest Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Bluegrass Farms of Ohio, Inc., as its newest member.

The company specializes in shipping identity-preserved commodities including corn and soybeans to Asian customers. Their facility sorts, cleans and packages commodities that were delivered by local farmers, in accordance with strict specifications.

Click here to visit Bluegrass Farms’ Facebook page.

USGC Welcomes Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy As Newest Member

The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to welcome Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC, often known as SIRE, as its newest member.

The company is a dry-mill ethanol plant near Council Bluffs, Iowa. The plant processes more than 44 million bushels (1.12 million metric tons) of corn to produce about 110 million gallons (416.4 million liters) of denatured ethanol, 365,000 tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and 90,000 pounds per day of corn oil.

Contributions of Farmers Take The Spotlight During National Ag Day

U.S. producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and agricultural enthusiasts joined together on March 15 to recognize the contributions of agriculture on National Ag Day.

With the most modern, innovative and productive agricultural system in the world, the United States enjoys a longstanding and significant comparative advantage in agricultural trade.