News & Events
As more than 200 coarse grain and co-product importers, buyers and end-users prepare to descend on Detroit from Oct. 24 – 26, 2016, for the U.S. Grains Council's (USGC's) and the Renewable Fuels Association's (RFA's) Export Exchange conference, U.S. sellers and exporters should also be preparing their sales pitches and registering to attend by clicking here.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has been working to respond to recent preliminary duty determinations in ongoing antidumping and countervailing duties investigations by China.
The investigations began earlier this year and allege that U.S. policies have adversely impacted Chinese producers of distiller's dried grains with or without solubles (DDGS). USGC, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. ethanol and DDGS industries have strongly argued that these claims do not have merit.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) launched this week an interactive online map showing the value of U.S. grain exports to farmers and the economies of each U.S. state.
The new tool is available at www.grains.org/tradevaluemap.
A statement from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA):
"We are disappointed that the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) has issued a preliminary determination claiming U.S. dried distiller's grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being unfairly subsidized by U.S. government entities and have caused injury to the China's DDGS industry.
A statement from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy:
"We are deeply disappointed that China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination claiming that U.S. dried distiller’s grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry.
Chart of Note
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest report on trade data showed exports of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to all countries are up 6 percent this marketing year, ending Aug. 30. If this pace continues, the export tally for the year should approach 12 million metric tons, near a record set during the 2013/2014 marketing year.
Word from the Ground
Deep in the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco’s Sous plain, two of the world’s most cutting edge dairy cooperatives recently met for the first time. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), with the financial and professional support of the Kansas Corn Commission, organized a technical exchange for India’s Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and Morocco’s COPAG.