Loyola Toran has served as a consultant for the U.S. Grains Council since 2003. The U.S. Grains Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, Loyola promotes the sale of US grains in the Iberian Peninsula and provides market intelligence on the agricultural, political and financial situation in the Iberian Peninsula and the EU.
Loyola has more than 30 years of experience in international grain trade working for such companies as Torre Leyva S.A., Transafrica S.A., Andre & CIE and Bunge. While working for these firms, he was responsible for grain purchasing for the Iberian and international market for corn, sorghum, barley, milling wheat, alfalfa, soybean meal and pulses. In 2004, Loyola founded his own grain brokering company, Gringol Trade S.A. which is based in Madrid, focuses on brokering corn, sorghum, soyacomplex, feed wheat and durum wheat.
Loyola holds a degree from the National Institute of Agricultural Industries in autogam fecundation seeds production and has a degree from the High Institute of Beer and Malt in malting process.
The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and their products. The Council has nine international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.