Photo Of The Week: Turkish Buyer Delegation Visits U.S.

A Turkish buyer delegation visited the farm of Paul Jeschke, a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, last week. The team was in the United States to meet with distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exporters and to attend the Distiller Grains Technology Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Turkey is the sixth-largest importer of U.S. DDGS, buying almost 1 million metric tons in the 2020/2021 marketing year. Pictured from left to right are Reece Cannady, Council manager of global trade; Ibrahim Sirtioglu, USGC consultant for Turkey; Donna Jeschke and Paul Jeschke, Illinois corn farmers; Zeynep Abalioglu of Abalioglu Group; Nil Ozturk of Ofis Yem; Onder Matli of Matli Group; John Dollinger, Illinois corn farmer; Paige Stevenson, Council manager of global trade; and Ramy Taieb, USGC regional director for the Middle East and Africa.