Recognition Caps Councell’s 10 Years Of Service, Outreach With USGC

Chip Councell Recognition

Chip Councell waited 10 years for his spot on the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Board of Delegates after a mission overseas sparked his interest. Now, the Council has recognized him for 10 years of service, including as the organization’s chairman, during the 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas. 

Teacher, Farmer, Leader: USGC Recognizes Ed Breitmeyer For 10 Years of Service

Ed Breitmeyer

Ed Breitmeyer taught school for 30 years before he switched to farming full time, but he never really left the classroom behind. Instead, he has used his educational expertise to bolster Michigan’s involvement in the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) over a decade as a USGC delegate for the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan.

Study Of U.S. Grains Council ROI: $20 In Tax Revenue For Every $1 In Farm Bill Spending On Export Market Development

Houston, Texas - Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014 and increased U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by an average of $5 billion per year, returning $19.76 for every $1 spent by taxpayers.

Advisory Teams Engage On Issues of Trade Policy, Trade Diplomacy In Houston

Houston, Texas - Grain producers and agribusiness representatives met to help chart the operational course for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) during advisory team (A-team) meetings Tuesday, held at the ongoing 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas.

The Council's seven advisory teams (A-teams) met during the organization's winter meeting in Houston.

Under Secretary McKinney Speaks To Trade Cooperation, Announces North Africa And Middle East Training Grant

Houston, Texas - U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney addressed the delegates and members of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on Monday, updating them on ongoing trade negotiations that will affect grains market access and announcing a $1.3 million grant for Council feed industry training programs in North Africa and the Middle East.

Council representatives are meeting as part of the organization’s 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas.

U.S. Grains Council Kicks Off Winter Membership Meeting, Focuses On Trade Policy And Market Development

Houston, Texas - Members, delegates and global staff representatives from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) have gathered in Houston, Texas, for the organization's 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting, happening until Wednesday.

Council Assesses Ethanol Market Potential In UAE, Pakistan


The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials. 

This in-country assessment followed previous research conducted by the Council to better understand the market dynamics driving the demand for ethanol.