This year has seen the Council return to its roots: hosting trade teams, sending members on missions around the world and welcoming attendees completely in person to its annual membership meetings.
“Staff in each of the Council’s offices have found ways to Live the Mission of the Council this year, connecting with buyers of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol to develop markets, enable trade and improve lives,” said President and CEO Ryan LeGrand and USGC Chairman Josh Miller in a joint letter.
The 2022 report highlights events that affected all Council staff and members: the first Export Exchange since 2018, opening a new office in India, leading successful aquaculture and industrial starch programs around the world and to assist in the implementation of an E10 policy in the United Kingdom.
Beyond the worldwide successes, visitors can read about commodity-specific wins for corn, sorghum, barley, DDGS and ethanol and get details of and developments regarding projects and programs in each region around the world in which the Council operates.
The report’s web page also has a surprise in store, as the Council has worked with its web development team to create a new interactive component on the site. Unlike years past, this year’s report has moved to an entirely electronic format that was emailed to members along with the financials and an infographic snapshot of the highlighted stories this year.
“The stories featured in this year’s annual report web portal are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extensive work the Council does on behalf of its members and U.S. agriculture,” said USGC Director of Communications Bryan Jernigan. “We are proud of the wins we continue to have for each of the commodities the Council represents, and we hope this interactive display allows visitors to dive more deeply into the projects we’ve done and continue to do each year.”
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 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. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.