The United States has free trade agreements (FTAs) in place with 20 countries, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Dominican Republic-Central America FTA (CAFTA-DR) and free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia. These regions and countries represent important customers for U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, ethanol, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and other grain products. FTA partner countries accounted for nearly 53 percent of feed grains in all forms exports in the 2019/2020 marketing year – a disproportionate share of overall purchases that shows the importance strong trade policy to grain sales.
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 28 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.