Taieb Named USGC Middle East and Africa Director

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramy Taieb to the position of Middle East and Africa Director in its Tunis office.

Taieb has served as the commodity purchasing manager for Poulina, Tunisia's largest grain importer and poultry company, for the past 12 years, working with the company in total for more than two decades.

In that position, he participated in numerous Council marketing programs and gained familiarity with Council operations as well as global grain markets.

USGC, NCGA Welcome New Receptionist To Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are pleased to welcome Courtney Coe to their Washington, D.C., staffs as the organizations' new receptionist and administrative assistant.

In this position, Coe will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and callers, will greet and direct guests to the appropriate staff members and assist with office projects in both organizations.

Registration Open For USGC Winter Meeting in Panama

Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council's (USGC) 14th International Marketing Conference and 57th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled to take place in Panama City, Panama, from Feb. 13 to 15, 2017.

This meeting is members' annual chance to meet face-to-face with USGC's international directors who work tirelessly to develop critical markets, dismantle trade barriers and serve U.S. grain producers and their customers overseas.

USGC Welcomes New Member Freepoint Commodities

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Freepoint Commodities as its newest member.

Freepoint Commodities is both a merchant of physical commodities and a financer of upper and mid-stream commodity-producing assets. It also provides physical supply services and related structured solutions for counterparties.

Their agricultural team includes professionals with knowledge of North American trading and logistics who can deliver supply chain solutions and build long-term relationships for both international and domestic customers.

USGC Promotes Three Within Global Programs Team

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to announce the promotion of three members of its Washington, D.C., staff, shifting their responsibilities and adding capacity in a key global office.

Heidi Bringenberg, previously a manager of global programs in Washington, is now assistant director in Council's Mexico City office, starting her post Nov. 1. In that role, she will be responsible for helping to set strategy and execute programs in the office serving the top U.S. corn and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) market.

USGC and NCGA Sponsor Agri-Pulse Series Examining Importance Of Infrastructure to Agriculture

Solid infrastructure is the backbone of American agriculture and especially critical to the continued growth in exports of feed grains.

That’s why the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), along with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), signed on as a sponsor of a special seven-part Agri-Pulse editorial series that is taking a close-up look at America’s infrastructure and the improvements that are needed to help farmers and ranchers remain competitive at home and abroad.

USGC Welcomes Colorado Corn as New Member

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Colorado Corn as its newest member.

The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado's corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other endeavors.

Its mission is to enhance the way of life for its stakeholders by providing a vision and direction for current and future challenges and by enhancing the value of corn, being good land stewards and providing services and education.