Utilizing Market Access Program (MAP) funds, the U.S Grains Council’s Mexico office has maintained a robust sorghum marketing program and active engagement with the traditional importers of U.S. sorghum in Mexico, allowing for their quick return to the market as global dynamics and price changed.
The U.S. Grains Council utilized Market Access Program (MAP) funds to host 24 members of the Mexican livestock and feed grain importing industry to Export Exchange 2016 in October 2016, resulting in $17.5 million in sales and a return on investment of $173 for every $1 invested.
Using Market Access Program (MAP) funds, the U.S. Grains Council hosted an eight-member team of corn and distiller’s dried grains with solubes (DDGS) buyers from Taiwan to Michigan, Missouri and Kentucky in the fall of 2016. In addition to participating in the Export Exchange 2016 program, the team visited corn farms, ethanol/DDGS plants, grain elevators, grain traders and a life science company. The major purpose of this program was to promote U.S. feed grain exports to Taiwan.
Through its customer servicing program, the U.S. Grains Council continues to provide timely market information to Taiwanese grain professionals that bolsters strong and increasing market share.