Building A Billion Gallon Market For Ethanol In Mexico

Increasing U.S. ethanol exports requires building new markets from square one with industry partners and government regulators. This market development work, undertaken by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and partners including Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), requires time and persistence to achieve huge potential payoffs. 

USGC Congratulates New Manager of Ethanol Export Programs Lucas Szabo

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) promoted Lucas Szabo to manager of ethanol export programs, starting on June 19. Szabo, who is extensively familiar with USGC policies and programs, is working closely with the outgoing manager, Ashley Kongs, leading up to her departure for graduate school next month. 

“I am excited Lucas is filling this position,” said Mike Dwyer, USGC chief economist. “Lucas has demonstrated proficiency and flexibility in supporting USGC programs, and we are excited to add him to the ethanol team.”

USGC Welcomes New Member Kansas Ethanol, LLC

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Kansas Ethanol, LLC as a new member.

Founded in 2005, Kansas Ethanol, LLC is located in Lyons, Kansas.

The company produces fuel-grade ethanol utilizing corn and grain sorghum and offers wet and dry distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) tub and cube products as feed to livestock producers.

Click here for more information on Kansas Ethanol, LLC.

U.S. Grains Council Statement On Cuba Announcement

A statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight on changes to Cuba policy, announced Friday:

“The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has worked in Cuba for nearly two decades to help capture grain demand and develop its livestock industry within the confines of U.S. policy. While the announcement today will make our efforts in Cuba more difficult – and almost certainly cost U.S. corn farmers sales in the short term – we have every intention of continuing our work there to build long-term, mutually-beneficial trade.

Lessons From Central American Trade Schools: Investments Set The Pace Of Imports

The U.S Grains Council recently conducted trade schools in three important Central American markets to demonstrate the competitive advantages of U.S. feed grains and co-products.

More sales of U.S. feed grains and co-products are the direct return on investment for U.S. Grains Council (USGC) work in Central America to help industries expand their operations. In June, the Council utilized a series of three trade schools in Honduras, El Salvador and Panama to promote U.S. competitive advantages in meeting the region’s increased demand for feed.

Registration Open For July USGC Board Of Delegates Meeting

Registration is open for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 57th Annual Board of Delegates meeting, scheduled for Vancouver, Washington, from July 31 to Aug. 2. 

“Our program at this meeting will help you learn about the critical issues impacting our ability to increase export markets and respond to growing demand for U.S. coarse grains and co-products,” said Chip Councell, USGC chairman and farmer from Maryland, in a letter inviting delegates to the meeting.

USGC Welcomes New Member Al Dahra ACX Inc.

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Al Dahra ACX Inc. as a new member.

Al Dahra, headquartered in Wilmington, California, specializes in the cultivation, production and trading of animal feed and food commodities including rice, flour, fruits and vegetables. Al Dahra owns and operates a land bank of 200,000 acres, eight forage processing and production plants, four rice milling plants and two flour milling plants. 

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