Southeast Asia Trade Team Kick Starts Ethanol Blending Strategic Discussions

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of automobile manufacturers, ethanol policy regulators, fuel distributors, and ethanol producers from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the gasoline pool.

As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending program, with almost 50 percent of retail outlets offering E20, Thai automobile producers were central to the team's work and able to share their experiences and successes with higher blend rates with colleagues from other countries.

USGC Chairman Talks Ethanol With NCGA Delegates in D.C.

USGC Chairman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners are working to aggressively promote U.S. ethanol exports with programs focused on the priority markets of China, India, Japan and Mexico, USGC Chairman Alan Tiemann told corn state stakeholders at the National Corn Growers Association's (NCGA's) Corn Congress this week in Washington, D.C.

Tiemann, a farmer from Nebraska, provided his update during the Congress' Wednesday general session, attended by NCGA delegates and farmers in town to set policy priorities before meeting with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

USGC Tanzania Food For Progress Program Participant Attends Summit In Silicon Valley

Eugene Kavishe, a participant in the U.S. Grain Council's (USGC's) Tanzania Food for Progress training program and founder and managing director of Vonkavy Agro Company, was one of three Tanzanian delegates who attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) last week in Silicon Valley in California.

Previously, Kavishe was a participant in the Department of State's Young African Leaders Forum in 2014.

Video: USGC Training Programs Help Tanzanian Poultry Producers Expand Operations

Five Tanzanian poultry producers have expanded their farms from a few thousand birds in 2013 to more than 20,000 today in large part due to U.S. Grains Council (USGC) training programs that have taught producers how to address challenges with large-scale production, such as biosecurity and flock management.


Herbed Barley Scotch Broth

Nonstick cooking spray
2 leeks, thinly sliced, white part only
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, quartered and thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1/2 pound boneless lean lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup pearl barley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Herb bundle: 6 sprigs thyme, 4 sprigs Italian parsley and 1 sprig rosemary

Sorghum Pilaf

Sorghum Pilaf

1 cup uncooked sorghum grain
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 cups chicken broth
1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt to taste

Dash freshly cracked pepper


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