The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 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.
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Using Market Access Program (MAP) funds provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) was able to spring into action and leverage its relationship with the Saudi Arabian industry to reroute vessels of U.S. sorghum in transit when China announced an immediate preliminary anti-dumping duty on U.S. sorghum on April …
In 2018, South Korea imported 4,330 metric tons of U.S. barley valued at $1.4 million, an increase of 94.7 percent compared to the previous year’s total of 2,200 tons, valued at $600,000. This export increase has been due to the Council’s continued efforts to promote the characteristics of U.S. barley using Market Access Program (MAP) …
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) utilized Market Access Program (MAP) funding to defend U.S. market share in Japan, the second largest U.S. corn export market with sales of 15.2 million metric tons (598 million bushels) valued at more than $2.8 billion per year. With growing competition from South America and Eastern Europe over the last …