Southeast Asia’s Market Potential

“The fundamentals of demand growth in Southeast Asia will repeat the North Asia scenario,” predicts U.S. Grains Council Southeast Asia Regional Director Adel Yusupov after three weeks of visits with local traders, feed millers, and multinational trading houses.

That scenario includes “high reliance on imports of feedstuffs, a decline in local crop production, and strengthening local feed and livestock sectors,” he says.

USGC Annual Meeting: Panel to Explore Food Security

In the coming years, issues of agricultural trade and food security with the developing world will take on added significance. With a wealth of experience and acumen in these areas and more, trade expert Ellen Levinson will moderate an insightful panel discussion at the U.S. Grains Council’s 51st Annual Board of Delegates Meeting July 25-27 in San Francisco, Calif.

Council Kicks off Agricultural Dialogue Series in India

According to a leader in the Indian poultry industry, “This is the decade of agriculture – things have to change.” This was a consistent theme encountered earlier this month by a U.S. Grains Council team of India market specialists who kicked off the first round of the Council’s “agricultural dialogue series.”

The agricultural dialogue series is a new Council initiative designed to develop an innovative approach to market development in India. It’s funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emerging Markets Programs.

China Saw ‘Explosion’ of US DDGS Imports in 2009

The goal of the U.S. Grains Council’s distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) marketing programs is to gain access to a market and increase the rate of the adoption of the product into commercial feed rations using various means such as nutritional education, feeding trials. The mission is accomplished by product quality and pricing seminars and reducing trade barriers.

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