Hotel Block For Sacramento Meeting Closes June 24

Hotel room block reservations will close on June 24 for the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 62nd Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Sacramento, California.

The Council’s summer meeting, scheduled for Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27, 2022, will provide the Council’s members the opportunity to gather, learn about emerging trade issues and provide input into the Council’s programs and outreach on trade topics.

“In keeping with my theme, Together in Trade, you will have an opportunity to engage and work directly with members of the Council’s staff to deepen your understanding of the critical efforts they undertake globally for our industry,” wrote Chad Willis, USGC chairman and farmer from Minnesota, in a letter inviting members to the meeting. “I am confident you will leave this meeting with a renewed dedication to the work we can do together to build trade for coarse grains and ethanol exports while fulfilling the Council’s mission.”

Speakers will cover topics including trade policy, domestic policy and the ongoing situation in the Black Sea region. Additionally, Council staff representing different regions and commodities will share success stories from the past year.

The Council’s Advisory Teams (A-Teams) will also meet to receive updates on specific commodities and markets and provide direction for USGC staff in the coming critical months. During a business meeting at the conference on Wednesday, July 27, Council delegates will adopt next year’s budget and elect new officers and board members.

To register or find more information about the agenda, tours and hotel reservations, visit or view the registration brochure here.

Questions about the meeting can be directed to Ellen S. Zimmerman, USGC director of industry relations, at