USGC Outlines Key Policy Priorities At T-TIP Stakeholder Event

President Barack Obama’s announcement in Germany earlier this week that he believes the United States and European Union can strike a deal on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) by the end of 2016 put additional focus on the latest round of U.S.-EU negotiations happening in New York.

As part of the negotiations, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) participated in a U.S.-EU Direct Stakeholder Engagement Event and chief negotiators briefing on April 28, focusing on the EU’s authorization system to approve biotech events.

Video: USGC Training Programs Help Tanzanian Poultry Producers Expand Operations

Five Tanzanian poultry producers have expanded their farms from a few thousand birds in 2013 to more than 20,000 today in large part due to U.S. Grains Council (USGC) training programs that have taught producers how to address challenges with large-scale production, such as biosecurity and flock management.

 

With TPP On The Horizon, New Zealand Officials Visit United States For SPS Overview

A team of New Zealand government officials recently traveled to Iowa, Louisiana and Washington, D.C., to study the U.S. grain export system and to explore ways to streamline their protocols to allow more U.S. corn exports to New Zealand.

While New Zealand is not traditionally a large market for U.S. corn, buyers from that country did purchase more than 142,000 metric tons (5.59 million bushels) of U.S. corn valued at $34 million during the 2014/2015 marketing year.

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