The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) annual report was launched online this week, emphasizing trade policy challenges and triumphs as well as market developments around the world.
“The Council’s work with you and on your behalf in the midst of shifting global trade dynamics shows the power of dedicated market development – and that even in a turbulent trade environment, When Trade Works, The World Wins,” wrote USGC Chairman Jim Stitzlein and USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight in their opening for the report to members.
The Council’s marketing efforts over the last year have supported its diverse membership of farmers and agribusiness representatives resulting in record-breaking sales of grains in all forms of 120 million metric tons in 2017/2018 – roughly 4.75 billion bushels of corn equivalent, or a third of U.S. production.
The year in review includes key stories from the year in the categories of corn, sorghum, barley, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol, as well as overall highlights that impacted Council programs worldwide.
Members will receive a printed mailing directing them to the full report online as well as other trade data information available on the Council’s website.
To view all the stories from the 2018 Year In Review, click here.
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 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 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.