Looking to crunch export market data, compare exports in key markets year-over-year or find trends over the last five marketing years? The Feed Grains In All Forms portal, available on the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) website, allows users to access export data, corn equivalent data and U.S. dollar values for individual countries and the world.
The portal tracks exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley and dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) and converts volumes of exported U.S. corn gluten feed (CGF), corn gluten meal (CGM), ethanol and meat products into corn equivalents. The portal includes tabular and charting information as well as details about the top export customers for each of the individual commodities. The data included offers a different and more holistic view of the amount of feed grains produced by U.S. farmers and consumed by overseas customers in an easy-to-read format.
“The portal is a great tool for our members and overseas customers to track their respective markets,” said Bryan Jernigan, USGC director of communications. “The web-based interface is user-friendly and provides a variety of conversions that complement all the other great resources the Council website has to offer.”
The Council upgraded the portal in 2018, providing tabular and charting information, details about the top export customers for each of the individual commodities and year-over-year comparisons updated as new data is released monthly through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System (USDA’s GATS).
In addition to the portal, the free USGC grains conversion calculator app and other digital resources are part of the Council’s efforts to provide resources that explain the information, trends and statistics needed to track the flow of global grain trade.
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.