Export Exchange 2016 Wraps Up In Detroit; Trade Teams Head To The Field

More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and related products from more than 35 countries gathered in Detroit this week for Export Exchange 2016, meeting with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the corn, sorghum, barley and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) value chains.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Export Exchange offers a unique opportunity for buyers and sellers to meet, build relationships and do business.

ExEx16 Speakers: Global Consumers Drive Grain Demand, Push Toward Transparency

Detroit - Food companies, including those supplying animal protein and grains, need to understand consumer expectations to remain successful, Todd Armstrong, senior director of Global Market Access at Elanco, told the more than 400 attendees of the Export Exchange 2016 conference on Wednesday.

He joined other speakers during the conference's second day of general sessions focused on demand trends and how grain producers and users can meet consumer expectations in a cost-effective manner using U.S. grain products.

Bullish Agribusiness Opportunities Exist In Global Market

Detroit — There are ample agribusiness opportunities available throughout the world, according to Christopher Nolan Sr., managing director and co-head of food, beverage and agribusiness coverage at PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC, who gave the keynote address Tuesday to the more than 400 attendees of the Export Exchange 2016 conference.

Ag Buyers, Suppliers Head to Detroit for Export Exchange 2016

Detroit — More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are arriving in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Export Exchange 2016 offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to meet and build relationships with domestic suppliers of corn, distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), sorghum, barley and other commodities.

Key International Buyers Headed to Export Exchange 2016 Next Week

The first of 19 trade teams taking part in Export Exchange 2016 have arrived in the United States for pre-tours before the conference in Detroit that will bring together international grain buyers and U.S. exporters next week.

The biennial event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), offers an unparalleled opportunity for those interested in coarse grains to make connections and do business. More than 215 international buyers are scheduled to attend, along with an additional 250 or more U.S. participants.

Chart of Note: Exports of U.S. DDGS Reach Record High in Middle East and North Africa

This week's Chart of Note illustrates the record breaking exports of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the Middle East and North Africa in the 2015/2016 marketing year.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) latest trade data report, the United States exported more than 1.14 million metric tons of DDGS to these countries last marketing year, a new high.

Audio: Export Exchange Will Help Firm Up Sales Of Large U.S. Corn Crop, Other Grains

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.

China Issues Preliminary Determinations in DDGS Investigations

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.

Statement from U.S. DDGS Organizations On China Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duties Investigation

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.

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