Shipping containers containing 7,850 metric tons of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) arrived into the Port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, between Oct. 25 and Nov. 10, 2017 - among the first orders filled following a September announcement by the Vietnamese government that it would lift its suspension of DDGS imports and ease fumigation requirements for U.S. corn and wheat imports.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) are on the road to demonstrate the potential of U.S. sorghum to supply Southeast Asia’s most affordable protein source - fish.
U.S. exports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has increased its global representation with the addition of Nghia Tran as a local consultant based in Vietnam.
U.S. sorghum and corn may be on the menu soon for Vietnamese catfish, thanks to recent feeding trial results from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).
Developing markets for U.S. ethanol involves a complex combination of trade policy and marketing work. Two U.S. Grains Council (USGC) activities this past week aimed to not only provide insights on ethanol policy development with a role for trade, but also exchange information with government officials, traders and even consumers about the environmental, health and economic benefits of increased ethanol use.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) are picking up momentum on promoting U.S. ethanol exports around the globe.
Examples of the work that the group has undertaken to build demand for U.S. fuel ethanol include a workshop in Japan aimed at paving the way for new market access, close coordination with a USDA mission to Mexico focused on local policy, an upcoming workshop in Korea and a future assessment in Vietnam.
By Kevin Roepke, U.S. Grains Council Regional Director For South And Southeast Asia
China’s recent pork shortage is reverberating around the world and especially in its southern neighbor, Vietnam, contributing to record pork prices and an increasingly insatiable appetite for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in that market.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently led an assessment mission of feed technology, animal nutrition and trading industry professionals to develop a roadmap for program engagement in Vietnam and Thailand.
U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff and consultants recently crisscrossed Vietnam’s famous Mekong River Delta to begin a historic undertaking for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), launching two independent aqua feeding DDGS trials in March.