USGC’s Taiwan Senior Secretary Retires After 38 Years Of Service

Danny Chen, senior secretary in the Taiwan office, retires on Friday, March 31, after nearly 38 years of working for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). 

Chen joined the Council in 1979 with the primary responsibility of providing market information to the local industry including, including translation of the Council’s regular market reports. Chen’s role expanded over time as she became a prominent face in the local grain industry by working exhibition booths, meeting with visiting dignitaries and coordinating many industry events. 

Grain Conferences In Thailand, Vietnam Highlight U.S. Advantage

Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council's (USGC's) office in Southeast Asia participated in two regional conferences this month to provide context, industry insights and actionable market intelligence to customers of U.S. agricultural commodities.

As trade in food and feed ingredients continues to increase to meet rising demand, risks and opportunities will also invariably increase, making this type of one-to-one outreach and the information USGC can provide even more valuable.

Taiwanese Goodwill Mission Reinforces Historic Ties

Taiwan Goodwill

In a year when U.S. exports faced challenges following drought-reduced 2012 crops, the U.S. Grains Council worked hard to maintain relationships built over many years. Among the most important of our historic trading partners is Taiwan. While the short U.S. crop in 2012 forced Taiwan to diversify its supply, many buyers in Taiwan continued to express a preference for U.S. corn once a more normal supply and price situation returned.

USGC Showcases Heart-Healthy US Barley at Taipei International Bakery Show

Taipei Bake Show

The U.S. Grains Council was among more than 300 exhibitors at the recently concluded Taipei International Bakery Show in Taiwan. The Council promoted U.S. beta-glucan barley which, according to U.S. research, has heart-healthy properties to include reducing cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease.

Placing Taiwanese Swine Producers on the Same Page

Placing Taiwanese Swine Producers on the Same Page

By: Clover Chang, U.S. Grains Council Director in Taiwan

Taiwan's swine industry consumes roughly 3.4 million metric tons of feed, or about 47 percent of the nation's total feed production. Taiwan produces only about one percent of the needed feed ingredients, so it is import dependent in grains. This makes Taiwan's swine industry an important export market for U.S. grains and co-products.

Good for the Heart: High-Beta Glucan Barley Promotion in Taiwan

Good for the Heart: High-Beta Glucan Barley Promotion in Taiwan

By: Clover Chang, U.S. Grains Council Director in Taiwan

With a stable but rapidly aging population in Taiwan, healthy living is becoming increasingly important. This creates an opportunity for U.S. barley because according to U.S. research, beta-glucan found in U.S. barley has heart healthy properties, such as reducing cholesterol.


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