News & Events
International staff serve as the eyes, ears and hands for U.S. farmers in the global offices of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). Two of them - Hela Rezouga, program coordinator for Middle East and Africa office in Tunis, Tunisia, and Gloria Chou, financial administrator for the Taiwan office - were recently recognized for their years of service to the organization.
In her 10 years working in Tunisia, Rezouga has added stability and strong programmatic support to the Council’s efforts, her supervisors report.
Abigail Appleton started as the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) executive assistant on Monday, April 10.
In this role, she will coordinate administrative and travel arrangements for the Council’s Board of Directors and executive staff as well as prepare meeting materials for USGC Board of Directors’ meetings.
The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to welcome United Wisconsin Grain Producers (UWGP) as a returning member.
Based in Friesland, Wisconsin, UWGP started production in 2005 and today processes grain into high-quality biofuels and resultant feed products while maximizing energy value.
UWGP products include ethanol, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), crude corn oil and A+ pro-yeast (50 percent protein feed that contains 25 percent spent yeast).
As a Montana farm girl, Vice President and COO Kimberly Atkins says it has been especially rewarding to see the impact the Council has on moving grain overseas during her 10 years of service to the organization.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is now accepting applications for the organization’s Advisory Teams, commonly known as A-Teams.
A-Teams are committees of subject matter experts who provide input on the direction, priorities and activities of the Council as well as further encourage member participation in USGC export market development efforts.
Danny Chen, senior secretary in the Taiwan office, retires on Friday, March 31, after nearly 38 years of working for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).
Chen joined the Council in 1979 with the primary responsibility of providing market information to the local industry including, including translation of the Council’s regular market reports. Chen’s role expanded over time as she became a prominent face in the local grain industry by working exhibition booths, meeting with visiting dignitaries and coordinating many industry events.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has promoted Courtney Coe to membership and communications coordinator in the Washington, D.C, office, beginning March 20.
The U.S. Grains Council's (USGC's) 2016 annual report is now available online and via mail to members, highlighting the organization's work in developing market share, finding new grain demand and serving long-term buyers of U.S. corn, barley, sorghum, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Standard Commodity Management (SCM) as a new member.
Maria Murphy, who joined the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Washington-based staff late last year, has been promoted into the role of manager of membership administration as of Feb. 27.