Study Of U.S. Grains Council ROI: $20 In Tax Revenue For Every $1 In Farm Bill Spending On Export Market Development

Houston, Texas - Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014 and increased U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by an average of $5 billion per year, returning $19.76 for every $1 spent by taxpayers.

Advisory Teams Engage On Issues of Trade Policy, Trade Diplomacy In Houston

Houston, Texas - Grain producers and agribusiness representatives met to help chart the operational course for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) during advisory team (A-team) meetings Tuesday, held at the ongoing 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas.

The Council's seven advisory teams (A-teams) met during the organization's winter meeting in Houston.

Under Secretary McKinney Speaks To Trade Cooperation, Announces North Africa And Middle East Training Grant

Houston, Texas - U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney addressed the delegates and members of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on Monday, updating them on ongoing trade negotiations that will affect grains market access and announcing a $1.3 million grant for Council feed industry training programs in North Africa and the Middle East.

Council representatives are meeting as part of the organization’s 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas.

USGC Rolls Out Corn Harvest Quality Information In Tunisia

CQ rollout in Tunis

More than 90 feed millers, poultry and livestock producers, importers and end-users from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa region attended the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) corn quality rollout in Tunis, Tunisia, last month. 

More than 90 feed millers, poultry and livestock producers, importers and end-users from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa region attended the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) corn quality rollout in Tunis, Tunisia, last month. 

USGC Signs Memorandum Of Understanding To Establish Tunisian Center For Feed Manufacturing

MOU signing

In dual efforts to expand export opportunities and help local feed producers improve the quality of their products, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) plans to utilize a grant provided by the U.S. State Department to create a Center for Feed Manufacturing in Tunisia. 

“Centered in North Africa, U.S. suppliers face increasing competition in the Tunisian market from competitors in Europe, the Black Sea and South America,” said Ramy Hadj Taieb, USGC regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.

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