U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council is rolling out information on the quality of the 2017 corn crop to buyers and end-users around the world, aided in many cases by U.S. farmers who are sharing their own experiences growing new crop corn.
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.
The government of Algeria has lifted a value-added tax (VAT) on U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) for 2018, affording new opportunities this marketing year.
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).
The Council recently conducted an on-the-ground assessment of the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors - and how that growth could translate into increased exports of U.S. feed grains and co-products.
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.
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.
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.
A long tradition of partnership and dedicated interaction by organizations like the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has established South Korea as one of the largest and most loyal trading partners for the United States.
Trade will continue to be a hot topic in 2018, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has a diverse set of resources to aid in talking about trade issues in the new year.