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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently conducted a roadshow in Mexico to promote better business relationships between sorghum importers and U.S. grain cooperatives and offer potential buyers the latest information about this year's sorghum crop.
“The tour allowed us to meet buyers face to face,” said Manuel Sanchez, USGC manager of global trade. “It’s important that we develop these relationships across the country to ensure sorghum’s continued adoption.”
Representatives of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) visited China last week to provide technical information on sorghum use to key customers and document the success of sorghum exports there.
A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of Mexican ethanol producers visited Kansas and Texas last week as part of program designed to engage interest in U.S. sorghum for production of the biobased fuel. The program, launched in partnership with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP), gave participants the opportunity to tour facilities and learn more about the benefits of using sorghum as Mexican energy industry reforms continue.
Global feed tonnage reached 995.6 million tons in 2015, according to the 2016 edition of an annual global feed survey by agriculture supplier Alltech.
The survey, conducted in December 2015, gathered data from 131 countries, 32,341 feed mills, and several feed industry associations.
Over the past five years, global feed tonnage has increased by 14 percent and, in the past year alone, tonnage increased by 2 percent, the survey showed. The data reflects a worldwide increase in the demand for protein and the global need for feed production.
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Preventing seeds treated with pesticides and other chemicals that improve plant health from mixing with grain intended for consumption or export is critical to the continued robust U.S. trade of corn, sorghum and barley.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Lima, hosted technical workshops in Peru last week, focused on the nutritional value of U.S. sorghum and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), U.S. contracting procedures and purchasing specifications.
Staff members from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and members of the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) traveled to Spain this week as part of an effort to re-engage in that market and educate grain buyers and end-users on the feeding value of U.S. sorghum.
Increasing demand for meat, dairy and poultry products is a key driver for growth in the feed industry all around the world, including Turkey, where rising household incomes are leading consumers to demand more and higher- quality protein products.
Last week, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Global Trade Alvaro Cordero led an assessment mission in that market looking for ways to expand demand for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and to create new demand for U.S. sorghum.
Colombia’s feed imports are likely to continue to expand significantly faster than historical trends have suggested, according to a new U.S. Grains Council (USGC) report on market development opportunities in there.
The findings in the report, known as Outlook Colombia 2030, were released this week to the country's top feed, poultry and livestock industry executives in conjunction with a USGC mission examining growth opportunities for U.S. coarse grains and co-products to Colombia and Peru.
Other key conclusions of the report included: