Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will address the board, delegates and members of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) during the organization’s upcoming meeting in Houston.
Do not miss out on the once-a-year opportunity to meet with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) international directors and hear about their work around the world during the 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Feb. 12-14, in Houston, Texas.
More than 300 U.S. Grains Council (USGC) members, delegates and guests will meet in Vancouver, Washington, next week for the organization's 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting.
Speakers scheduled will offer deep dives into emerging ethanol opportunities, China’s growing influence in global trade and the U.S. approach to trade policy negotiations, including the coming modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Registration is open for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 57th Annual Board of Delegates meeting, scheduled for Vancouver, Washington, from July 31 to Aug. 2.
“Our program at this meeting will help you learn about the critical issues impacting our ability to increase export markets and respond to growing demand for U.S. coarse grains and co-products,” said Chip Councell, USGC chairman and farmer from Maryland, in a letter inviting delegates to the meeting.
The full U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Board of Directors is meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, this week to discuss the trade relationship between U.S. producers and Mexican end-users.
“We felt it was really important for the board, and the board felt it was important, to meet with their customers face-to-face and hear what they have to say,” said USGC President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Sleight. “That physical presence means a lot to our Mexican trading partners.”
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.