Earlier this month, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Mexico office’s staff and farmers representing USGC member organizations went on tour to promote U.S. grain products as part of the Council’s annual quality report rollout effort.
The Mexico office hosted two sets of corn harvest quality rollout events in multiple locations including Puebla, Queretaro, Jalisco, Merida, Monterrey, Torreon, Obregon and Chihuahua. The rollouts show potential buyers in Mexico – the top U.S. corn buyers in past marketing years – the quality of U.S. yellow corn and what they can expect when they purchase.
To support the rollout effort in Southern and Western Mexico, representatives from state checkoffs – including David Ring, Indiana Corn Marketing Council member and USGC Ethanol A-Team member, and Dallas Johnston from the Iowa Farm Bureau – attended the meetings to answer questions specific to their farms’ crops. Ohio Corn member and USGC Western Hemisphere A-Team Leader Fred Miller and Iowa Corn’s Bob Hemesath attended the Northern Mexico rollout.
Click here to see more photos from the rollout events in Mexico, via the USGC Flickr page.
About the U.S. Grains Council
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 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.