Infographic: Global Action Equals Global Success For U.S. Grains

USGC Success Stories

Around the world and around the clock, the U.S. Grains Council's (USGC) staff and consultants are working on behalf of the organization's members to help U.S. agricultural exports reach new levels of demand and growth. A selection of success stories on the Council’s website chronicles the Council's push to find new buyers for a bountiful harvest in up-and-coming markets as well as maintain demand with our long-term trading partners. 

USGC Welcomes New Member Western Plains Energy, LLC

Western Plains Energy

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Western Plains Energy, LLC as a new member.

Western Plains Energy, LLC is an agricultural-based, renewable energy production company that focuses on profit, people, partners and productivity.

Formed on July 10, 2001 and located in Oakley, Kansas, this fuel-ethanol facility was originally created to improve the value of local grain. Western Plains Energy utilizes both corn and grain sorghum to produce approximately 50 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year.

USGC Promotes Sanchez To South & Southeast Asia Region Director

Manuel Sanchez

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) named Manuel Sanchez as its new South & Southeast Asia regional director, effective Aug. 15.

Sanchez previously worked as the assistant director in the region,  a new position created by the USGC Board of Directors in September 2016 as part of an effort to more effectively serve these growing markets for U.S. feed grains and co-products. 

Building An Ethanol Market At Home and Abroad: USGC Recognizes Craig Floss For 20 Years Of Service

His state had no farmer-owned ethanol plants in operation when Craig Floss first joined Iowa Corn as its new chief executive officer. This week, as the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recognizes Floss for 20 years of service, Iowa is the top ethanol producing state, and Floss’s attention has turned to helping build demand for U.S. ethanol exports around the world.

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