This week, many U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff members and representatives from commodity checkoff organizations came together for the Global Industry Partners Conference held in Vienna, Austria. During the conference, the group discussed the Council’s work as it develops its strategic plan. Attendees received updates on the organization’s trade policy and sustainability efforts and received market-by-market updates on ethanol and feed grains from directors in most of its international offices. Pictured, Caleb Wurth, USGC regional director for Southeast Asia and Oceania (left); Alejandra Danielson Castillo, USGC regional director for South Asia (middle) and Haksoo Kim, USGC director in South Korea (right), provide updates on ethanol in each of their respective markets.
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.