Despite Uncertainty in Chinese Market, U.S. Grain Trade Continues

China continues to be the top importer of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum despite the current uncertainties in the Chinese economy and uneasiness about trade with the country in the international grain market. Factors contributing to the ambiguity in the Chinese market include a very large corn harvest in China set to begin soon, a new regulatory system for grain importers and an ongoing discussion about the support price of corn in China.

America’s Heartland Launches Season 11 on Public TV and RFD-TV

The 11th season of America’s Heartland, a public television series celebrating U.S. agriculture, will begin airing on PBS on Sept. 5 and RFD-TV on Sept. 9.

Since its launch in 2005, the TV show has helped viewers experience U.S. agriculture in all 50 states and internationally. In past seasons, several episodes featured U.S. Grains Council (USGC) members or were produced with the help of the Council, following U.S. farmers and products to countries like China, Taiwan, Egypt and Morocco.

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Latin American Craft Brews Create Opportunities for U.S. Barley

By: Luis Bustamante, U.S. Grains Council Marketing Specialist for the Western Hemisphere

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hosted a team of Latin American barley purchasers and craft brew production managers to Mexico this week to learn more about the global market for barley, long-term purchasing strategies and the Council’s work to help buyers source U.S. barley.