Northern Neighbor Top Market For U.S. Feed Grains, Co-Products

Canada - the host of the just-concluded third round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and co-products like ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) thanks to geography and strong trade policy.

Canada - the host of the just-concluded third round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and co-products like ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) thanks to geography and strong trade policy.

U.S. Grains Council Statement On Start Of NAFTA Modernization Talks

A statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight:

"As formal renegotiation discussions for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begin in Washington, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) will be engaging closely to help achieve a conclusion that provides our members and our customers long-term certainty and creates a new platform for growth and integration of our regional feed and fuel industries.

ICYMI: USGC Chairman Urges That NAFTA Modernization Do No Harm To U.S. Ag

U.S. trade negotiators should make every effort to do no harm to U.S. agriculture when modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and should proceed quickly to help allay uncertainty felt by both customers and U.S. grain producers, USGC Chairman Chip Councell testified this week before a panel assembled by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

U.S. Ethanol Weighs In On Proposed Canadian Fuel Standard

The Canadian government has set an aggressive goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030 - and U.S. ethanol is a proven and economically viable tool to help achieve that objective. A U.S. ethanol industry mission delivered that message and more information about the benefits of U.S. ethanol during a mission to Canada in April, followed by formal comments on the proposed Canadian Clean Fuel Standard. 

USGC, Growth Energy, RFA Submit Comments In Response To Environment and Climate Change Canada's Paper On Clean Fuel Standard

 

WASHINGTON - Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Discussion Paper on a Federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS).

Op-Ed: NAFTA Concerns Show Why Farmers Must Pay Attention To Trade

By Tom Sleight, President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council 

Some days don’t go how you expect them to go. 

I have had many of those in my career, but few like this Wednesday, when we thought for 12 hours that we could soon see action from our own government to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Immediately and obviously we – and the larger agriculture community – knew how critical this situation could be. 

Conference Offers Unique DDGS, Barley Data To Canada’s Leading Beef Producers

With an output of 1.8 million head of cattle per year, Alberta is the heart of Canada’s beef industry and an area the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has identified as a potential growth market for sales of U.S. barley and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).

At a recent Council-sponsored conference on the use of supplements in Canadian beef production, the organization and its partners introduced a new tool for evaluating DDGS to some of the largest producers in Alberta.

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