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After years of negotiations, trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States announced Monday they have struck a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that aims to standardize trade rules across 40 percent of the world’s economy.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hosted a six-person Ghanaian delegation to its office last week as part of a learning journey to Washington, D.C., during which participants explored ways to update Ghana’s veterinary and animal production laws.
During their visit to the Council, the team learned about establishing sound, pro-trade meat safety and feed quality laws. Using Morocco as a positive example, the Council urged the team members and to create standards for excellence that build consumer confidence but also enable industry and trade to flourish.
The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Tanzania Food for Progress (FFP) program’s activities are intensifying as the year wraps up. The Council has planned several upcoming events intended to engage members of the Tanzanian poultry and feed sectors with the ultimate goal of helping them develop their commercial feed industry.
Some of these upcoming events include:
The second of three U.S. Grains Council (USGC) videos chronicling the 2015 U.S. corn production season is now available online, highlighting conditions on farms in Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.
A statement from U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight on completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, announced Monday:
"We are very pleased to hear of the overall agreement coming out of the TPP negotiations in Atlanta and appreciate the negotiators' continued work to strike a deal.
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Word from the Ground
By: Wennie Liu, U.S. Grains Council Dairy Program Manager in China
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hosted a team of Chinese dairy managers in the United States this week to learn firsthand about modern U.S. dairy practices from U.S. producers.
The visit included stops at large-scale U.S. dairy operations in California, the World Dairy Expo and the University of Wisconsin for a short course on modern dairy production practices. The team also visited ethanol plants, where U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are produced, and U.S. corn farms in Wisconsin.