Chart of Note: DDGS Exports Set New Record To Southeast Asia

Considerable concern surrounded the export potential for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) following an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam, a historic top buyer, in December 2016. Instead, other countries in the region increased DDGS purchasing, the Vietnamese market re-opened and the region set a new record at 2.3 million metric tons in …

Buyers Learn About U.S. Advantages During South Asia Trade Exchange

More than 70 nutritionists, purchasing managers and other decision makers attended the South Asia Trade Exchange, jointly organized by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, earlier this month. Attendees from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and India traveled to the meeting to hear expert views …

Southeast Asia Trade Team Kick Starts Ethanol Blending Strategic Discussions

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of automobile manufacturers, ethanol policy regulators, fuel distributors, and ethanol producers from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the gasoline pool. As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending program, with almost 50 percent of …

USGC Sees Growth Potential For Feed Production, Grain Imports In Myanmar

The Council recently conducted an on-the-ground assessment of the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors – and how that growth could translate into increased exports of U.S. feed grains and co-products. “Myanmar is advantageously positioned to experience double digit growth in its livestock sector over the next five years,” said Caleb Wurth, …

Workshops In Singapore, Malaysia Share Value Of U.S. Grains And Soybeans

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) joined forces this month to put on two one-day workshops for Southeast Asian buyers looking for the latest in market and harvest information and details about how U.S. agricultural products can benefit their businesses. Manuel Sanchez, USGC regional director for South and Southeast …