Chart of Note: DDGS Exports Set New Record To Southeast Asia

DDGS to Southeast Asia

Considerable concern surrounded the export potential for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) following an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam, a historic top buyer, in December 2016. Instead, other countries in the region increased DDGS purchasing, the Vietnamese market re-opened and the region set a new record at 2.3 million metric tons in DDGS imports in 2016/2017.

USGC Welcomes New Member Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC

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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC, as a new member.

Established in 2006 and located in Liberal, Kansas, Conestoga Energy now operates three ethanol plants with a total production capacity of 205 million gallons as well as serving as a leading provider of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS).

During USGC Seminar, Bolivian Government Announces Intent To Establish E10 Mandate

Bolivia-Ecuador Assessment

The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). 

Bolivian Vice President Garcia Linera made the announcement during closing remarks at the event, reporting the government’s decision to implement an ethanol blend mandate starting at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level blends in coming years.

Council Welcomes New Global Strategies Coordinator Carley Esser

Carley Esser

Please join the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in welcoming the newest member of its Washington-based staff, Carley Esser, as global strategies coordinator. 

In this role, Esser will support the Council's global strategies and trade policy and biotechnology departments in their market engagement and support of the Council’s overseas offices. 

USGC Welcomes New Member Deerfield Ag Services, Inc.

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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Deerfield Ag Services, Inc. as a new member.

Deerfield Ag Services is a family-owned agriculture services business that has been in operation since 1959. Deerfield Ag Services currently operates five locations in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, providing agronomy products and services, grain origination and merchandising as well as grain handling and storage equipment. 

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