Despite Current Issues, China ‘Hit for the Cycle’ in 2014

Despite all of the current challenges surrounding imports for feed ingredients, China has accomplished a feat never before seen in agricultural exports: according to Chinese customs and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, China has imported more than 3 million metric tons each of U.S. corn, sorghum and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) for this marketing year, which ends Aug. 31.

Export Exchange 2014: Buyers from 30+ Countries Expected

export exchange 2014

With buyers from more than 30 countries expected to attend, Export Exchange 2014™ is the place to be for anyone involved in U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports. Online registration closes soon. Don’t delay. Register today.

This uniquely-focused conference is expected to bring together 180 international buyers and end-users from the following countries: 

New Malaysia Import Regulations: U.S. DDGS and CGM Receive Permanent Exemption

Malaysian officials last week agreed to permanently exempt imports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten meal (CGM) from that nation’s new, more stringent sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and inspection regulations for agricultural commodities. The decision makes permanent a temporary exemption, granted in May, for the period from July 31 to Dec. 31, 2014.

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Word from the Ground

Face-to-Face Interactions Key to Building Relationships

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By: Cary Sifferath, U.S. Grains Council Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa

In August 2011, the U.S. Grains Council successfully achieved the inclusion of distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed (CGF) and other U.S. commodities on the Saudi Arabian import subsidy list. Inclusion on this import subsidy list is essential in eliciting interest from Saudi importers of these products. This success has had a real impact: as of Aug. 14, a few weeks from the end of the current marketing year, Saudi Arabia had imported 2.75 times more U.S. corn than over the same time period in the 2012/2013 marketing year.