Jack Custard

Manager of Trade Policy

Jack Custard serves as the manager of trade policy for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Custard is responsible for developing and implementing effective worldwide programs focused on trade policy and various market access issues including biotechnology, gene editing and maximum residue levels. He assists staff in the Council’s overseas offices with appropriate resources to support regional and country trade policy and market access initiatives.

Custard previously acted as the trade policy and biotechnology coordinator for the Council. In this capacity, he supported the trade policy and biotechnology department with their administrative duties.

Prior to the Council, Custard worked for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms Research Campus as the Innovations Management and Community Involvement Intern. In this capacity he supported the Innovations Management Director and the Community Relations Director in their day-to-day tasks.

Custard holds a bachelor’s degree in global affairs and legal studies from George Mason University.

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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.