Get The Scoop On Exports At USGC’s Commodity Classic Booth

As you make plans to attend the 2016 Commodity Classic, be sure to schedule a stop at the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) booth (#915) to get insights and information on key global markets for corn, barley, sorghum, their co-products and ethanol.

The Council works to build and create new and long-term trade relationships that are essential to bridging the gap between U.S. agriculture and international customers. Its in-market presence in more than 50 countries opens and strengthens U.S. farmers’ access to trade around the world.

Watch the Mail: Links to USGC Meeting Documents Coming to Attendees

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) will be paperless for its 13th International Marketing Conference and 56th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Sarasota, Florida, next month.

All meeting materials including agendas, minutes, background papers and financial reports will be available in electronic form, via the Guidebook meeting app or website.

USGC Bids Farewell to Robert Hurley

Please join the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in bidding farewell to Robert Hurley, who is leaving the Council’s office in China to pursue other opportunities in the grains industry.

Hurley served as the Council’s director of programs in the USGC Beijing office. In this capacity, he worked to plan, coordinate and execute the Council’s trade servicing programs in China in cooperation with local and Washington-based staff.

Hurley will be joining Marquis Grain, Inc., as a marketing specialist this month.

Very best, Rob!

USGC Welcomes Independent Seed Group As New Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) as its newest member.

Founded in 1989, the IPSA represents approximately 100 seed companies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The organization was created by a group of independent seed producers who saw the need for global representation of independent seed companies.

Online Registration Opens Monday for USGC Annual Meeting

Registration opens Monday for the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) 13th International Marketing Conference and 56th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled to take place in Sarasota, Florida, from Feb. 15-17, 2016.

This meeting is a once-a-year opportunity for USGC members and stakeholders to meet with all of the Council’s international directors and hear about the organization's boots-on-the-ground activities in more than 50 countries around the world.

USGC Director Tobin Honored by 4-H, Iowa State

Please join the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in congratulating At-Large Director Jim Tobin on being inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame and on receiving Iowa State University’s Henry A. Wallace Award.

Tobin was one of 16 individuals inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 9 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was selected for this honor because of his significant contribution to 4-H, the nation’s premier youth development organization that serves more than 6 million young people nationwide.