The U.S. Grains Council’s leadership and global staff members are closely following the impact of COVID-19 on our customers and the grains value chain. This page aims to collect key resources made available publicly by USGC and others relevant to our mission.

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

Updates From USGC


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

Looking Back While Moving Forward: Q&A With Ryan LeGrand, President and Chief Executive Officer, April 23, 2020

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

WIBW Interview: CEO Ryan LeGrand On USGC Impacts From COVID-19, March 20, 2020

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

Market Updates

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

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

Latin America Market Update – Ana Maria Ballesteros, April 17, 2020

Mexico Market Update – Javier Chavez, April 15, 2020

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

Video Of The Week: U.S. Grains Continue To Flow, April 6, 2020

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 CoalitionNews/Info Sharing On COVID-19

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