Analysis: U.S. Grain Prices Present Investment Opportunity for Global Livestock Producers

As corn harvest winds down in the United States, global livestock producers are in the enviable position of being able to both take advantage of competitive feed grain prices and invest in the future growth of their businesses.

Back in 2012, as corn prices hovered around $8 per bushel, many poultry, swine and dairy producers rode out the high prices, buying one cargo of corn at a time while waiting and hoping for the market to improve.

Asia Subcontinent Exchange Brings U.S. Sellers to Buyers in Booming Region

In the shadows of Mt. Everest, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) recently held the inaugural Asia Subcontinent Trade Exchange as a forum for business networking and deal-making between U.S. sellers and regional buyers.

More than 100 attendees were part of the inaugural event that showcased the nations of South Asia, consisting of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

USGC Helps Host Chinese Officials In Washington, On Local Farm

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) helped host a delegation of Chinese officials in town last week for the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) meeting, including offering a tour of Chairman Chip Councell's farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The meeting was held at a time when there are several issues overhanging the trade relationship between the United States and China, which will be impacted further by the change in U.S. administration when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.

New Study Shows High Return on Investment From Overseas Market Development Programs

Growing and maintaining export markets is essential for U.S. farmers and ranchers, especially at a time of low commodity prices and abundant supply. USDA's Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program play a critical role in this effort and offer both farmers and taxpayers an excellent return on investment, according to a new study that looked at program impact over the past four decades.

Export Exchange 2016 Wraps Up In Detroit; Trade Teams Head To The Field

More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and related products from more than 35 countries gathered in Detroit this week for Export Exchange 2016, meeting with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the corn, sorghum, barley and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) value chains.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Export Exchange offers a unique opportunity for buyers and sellers to meet, build relationships and do business.

ExEx16 Speakers: Global Consumers Drive Grain Demand, Push Toward Transparency

Detroit - Food companies, including those supplying animal protein and grains, need to understand consumer expectations to remain successful, Todd Armstrong, senior director of Global Market Access at Elanco, told the more than 400 attendees of the Export Exchange 2016 conference on Wednesday.

He joined other speakers during the conference's second day of general sessions focused on demand trends and how grain producers and users can meet consumer expectations in a cost-effective manner using U.S. grain products.

Bullish Agribusiness Opportunities Exist In Global Market

Detroit — There are ample agribusiness opportunities available throughout the world, according to Christopher Nolan Sr., managing director and co-head of food, beverage and agribusiness coverage at PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC, who gave the keynote address Tuesday to the more than 400 attendees of the Export Exchange 2016 conference.

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