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Exports are brokered across continents, but customers still appreciate the opportunity to talk face-to-face with their suppliers – particularly U.S. farmers.
Japanese diets may not match those of U.S. farmers, but the push for healthy foods in Japan is creating a small and growing high-value market for U.S. food barley.
Newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump has already followed through with key campaign promises related to trade policy - moves that have rightfully caused concern among grain farmers whose price is being supported by robust export sales of this year.
A recently released study finds that a significant portion of U.S.-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan's 50 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold over gasoline, supporting the case for that fuel's competitiveness and its sustainability compared to other fuel sources.
A team of food barley end-users from Japan, Korea and Taiwan are visiting North Dakota, Washington and Idaho this week on a combined mission to learn about U.S. barley production and procurement.
A team of Japanese regulators involved in food, feed and environmental approvals for new biotechnology traits recently visited the United States to meet with U.S. government regulators, seed companies, industry organizations and corn producers to see how they work together to manage events in the commercial corn supply.
This week, key members of the Japanese media traveled across the United States to learn about corn production, ethanol and how biotechnology and other production innovations are helping U.S. farmers feed and fuel the world sustainably.
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.
As the traditional top buyer of U.S. corn, Japan is a critical export market for U.S. farmers. With continued diversification of its sourcing from countries like Argentina and Brazil, however, quality remains a top concern.
In an effort to maintain this important relationship and foster ongoing communication between producers and customers, the U.S. Grains Council's (USGC's) Washington, D.C., office hosted Japanese feed industry leaders and domestic partners for a corn quality meeting on Monday, July 11.