News & Events
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.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently held a series of roadshows throughout Southeast Asia that invited broiler and layer integrators and growers to learn about the advantages of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and to challenge them to use higher inclusions in their formulations.
The roadshows were held in conjunction with a larger conference organized by Asian Agribiz, the publishers of many poultry and hog feed magazines in the region, and received significant regional attention.
This week’s U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chart of Note shows the standout performance of U.S. exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms to Mexico over the past six years.
For marketing year 2015/2016, USGC forecasts U.S. exports of these products - including corn, barley and sorghum as well as co-products like distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and products that require these grains, like meats - to Mexico will total a record 22.7 million metric tons, up 14 percent from last year and up 30 percent since 2010/2011.
A team of Vietnamese government officials and grain importers have been traveling with U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff throughout the United States for the past week to learn about insect control for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
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.