Who We Are
Floyd D. Gaibler serves as the director of trade policy for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In his role, Gaibler works with government officials and the White House to address policy issues related to the export of U.S. feed grains and their co-products.
Prior to joining the Council, Gaibler served as deputy undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In that capacity, he provided leadership and guidance to programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Risk Management Agency and major international and food trade issues affecting the Foreign Agricultural Service.
Gaibler brings more than 25 years of experience working on agricultural, food and trade policy issues in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. federal government and the private sector.
Born and raised on the family farm in Farnam, Nebraska, Gaibler holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska.
With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org