The U.S. Grains Council’s leadership, global team and members continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on our customers and the grains value chain.

Specific questions can be best addressed by USGC global staff members or by submitting a feed grains or ethanol purchase inquiry form.

Full coverage of our COVID-19 outreach and programs adjusted due to pandemic restrictions is available here.

Highlights Of COVID-Related Coverage


First Virtual Grain Exchange Boasts More Than 1,200 Registrants, Oct. 15, 2020

USGC Brings U.S. Ethanol Suppliers Together With International Buyers At Virtual Ethanol Buyers Conference, Sept. 24, 2020

Virtual Meeting Brings Barley Fields To Mexican Brewers, Sept. 17, 2020

Webinars And WhatsApp: Creativity Continues Council DDGS Outreach In Southeast Mexico During COVID-19, Aug. 13, 2020

Trade Negotiations, Policy Implementation Continue Amid COVID-19, May 14, 2020

Council Staff Move Market Development Activities Online – May 14, 2020

U.S. Inland Waterway System Operating Normally During COVID-19 – May 7, 2020

U.S. Ethanol Remains Available For Export During COVID-19, April 9, 2020

Council Remains Committed To Global Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic, April 6, 2020

U.S. Grains Council Letter To Global Customers On COVID-19 Response And Continued U.S. Grains Exports, March 23, 2020

Supply Chain Video Updates

For more video updates from U.S. farms and supply chain operations, please visit the Council YouTube page.

Global Resources

Inchcape Shipping Services – Coronavirus Port Implications

NEPIA – COVID-19 Ship Operations Impacts Summary Page

American Association of Railroads – COVID-19 Resource Page

International Grain Trade Coalition

USGC Transportation Series – Ocean Freight, Rail, Inland Waterways, Containerized Shipping

World Trade Organization – COVID-19 Trade Impacts

Food And Agriculture Organization (UN) – COVID-19 Food Supply Impacts

Agricultural Market Information System Updates

Resources For U.S. Producers

Resources Available To Learn – And Share – How Trade Impacts U.S. Ag During COVID-19 – Published By USGC, April 23, 2020

National Corn Growers Association COVID-19 Resource Page

American Farm Bureau Federation COVID-19 Resource Page

FarmDoc Daily Webinar Series – YouTube Archive