Chart of Note: U.S. Feed Grains In All Forms Exports to Mexico Soar In 2015/2016

This week’s U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chart of Note shows the standout performance of U.S. exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms to Mexico over the past six years.

For marketing year 2015/2016, USGC forecasts U.S. exports of these products - including corn, barley and sorghum as well as co-products like distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and products that require these grains, like meats - to Mexico will total a record 22.7 million metric tons, up 14 percent from last year and up 30 percent since 2010/2011.

Taiwan Culinary Professionals Get Creative With U.S. Barley

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) held a U.S. Food Creativity Series this past summer that featured a summer camp for culinary professionals. The program was designed to help educators build their knowledge of U.S. agricultural products and gave the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) the opportunity to introduce attendees to U.S. barley in food.

Chart of Note: Global Survey Demonstrates Scale Of Feed Market

Global feed tonnage reached 995.6 million tons in 2015, according to the 2016 edition of an annual global feed survey by agriculture supplier Alltech.

The survey, conducted in December 2015, gathered data from 131 countries, 32,341 feed mills, and several feed industry associations.

Over the past five years, global feed tonnage has increased by 14 percent and, in the past year alone, tonnage increased by 2 percent, the survey showed. The data reflects a worldwide increase in the demand for protein and the global need for feed production.

TBT: The Trade Term, Not The Tweet

In the hip world of social media, TBT stands for “throwback Thursday,” and for one day a week, it is among the online universe’s most used hashtags. TBT is a staple of modern-day marketing campaigns, designed to conjure up nostalgia, encourage dialogue and induce consumer endorsement. It looks something like this:

#TBT. do u remember @Wendys “where’s the beef” ads? i still luv that little ole lady…and those burgers.

Mexican Craft Brewers Visit The United States To Learn About U.S. Malting Barley Production

A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of Mexican craft brewers visited the United States recently to familiarize themselves with U.S. malting barley production and learn about new barley variety development and U.S. quality standards.

The brewing industry in Mexico is growing stronger and becoming more aggressive with many players making substantial investments in new brewing, malting and bottle manufacturing plants. These investments represent additional demand for malting barley as well as for barley malt.

USGC Releases Colombia 2030 Report; Examines Potential In Colombian, Peruvian Markets

Colombia’s feed imports are likely to continue to expand significantly faster than historical trends have suggested, according to a new U.S. Grains Council (USGC) report on market development opportunities in there. 

The findings in the report, known as Outlook Colombia 2030, were released this week to the country's top feed, poultry and livestock industry executives in conjunction with a USGC mission examining growth opportunities for U.S. coarse grains and co-products to Colombia and Peru.

Other key conclusions of the report included:

NAFTA Video Series Part 2: The Mexican Perspective

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to release the second half of its video series focusing on the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA’s) impact on Mexican buyers and end-users.

“The mutual benefits of free trade as a result of NAFTA have helped Mexico integrate more with the United States, attract foreign investment and grow more quickly,” said U.S. Meat Export Federation Regional Director for Mexico Chad Russell.

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