A World Of Wishes And Holiday Greetings From The U.S. Grains Council

2017 USGC Holiday Card

One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and send you our warmest thoughts and best wishes for the new year to our members, stakeholders, customers and friends throughout the globe!

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) headquarters office in Washington, D.C., will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, to celebrate to allow staff to celebrate the season with family and friends.

We look forward to continuing our work together in 2018!

WTO Ministerial: Groundbreaking Statement On Farm Technology; MAIZALL Meets

WTO MAIZALL logos

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this week did not result in major outcomes that will guide the future of the global trade body but did offer a strong statement of support for farmers’ access to the best available technology and a useful backdrop for a business meeting of MAIZALL, the international maize alliance.

Patricia Esqueda Returns To USGC As Western Mexico Marketing Specialist

Patricia Esqueda, USGC Western Mexico Marketing Specialist

Patricia Esqueda returned to the U.S. Grains Council as the Western Mexico Marketing Specialist as of Monday, Dec. 4. 

In this role, Esqueda will promote and market U.S. corn, barley, sorghum and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the feed and livestock industry in Western Mexico, in and around Guadalajara. She will also support the Council's ethanol work in Mexico as well as feed and livestock and barley and brewery programs. 

U.S. Grains Council Statement On USTR Action At WTO Ministerial

A statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Sleight:

"The U.S. Grains Council appreciates the efforts of the leadership of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) during this week's World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference to defend U.S. agricultural and food interests against attempts to weaken rules on domestic support for agriculture.

USGC, NCGA Celebrate Four Decades And Counting Of Successful Trade With South Korea

45th anniversary celebration in Korea

More than four decades of partnership and a free trade agreement have benefitted agribusinesses in both the United States and South Korea. But the preservation of past success must be coupled with an innovative look at the future in order for that positive trading relationship to continue in years to come, South Korea customers told a delegation of leaders and staff from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) last week. 

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