USGC Chairman Talks Ethanol With NCGA Delegates in D.C.

USGC Chairman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners are working to aggressively promote U.S. ethanol exports with programs focused on the priority markets of China, India, Japan and Mexico, USGC Chairman Alan Tiemann told corn state stakeholders at the National Corn Growers Association's (NCGA's) Corn Congress this week in Washington, D.C.

Tiemann, a farmer from Nebraska, provided his update during the Congress' Wednesday general session, attended by NCGA delegates and farmers in town to set policy priorities before meeting with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

USGC, Partners Build Relationships With Colombian Ethanol Industry

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, traveled to Colombia last week to cultivate relationships with the local ethanol industry and build support for increasing demand.

USGC Discusses Work To Build Ethanol Markets At 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop And Expo

U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Ethanol Export Promotion Programs Ashley Kongs presented the roadmap for building global ethanol export demand developed by the organization and its domestic partners, including the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, during this week's 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The conference, which is stated to be the world's largest ethanol event, was an excellent opportunity for the Council to connect with the domestic industry.

Workshop In Korea Offers Background On Ethanol As Fuel

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic industry partners, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS), have had a busy year so far engaging with potential global customers of U.S. ethanol, including at a workshop held last week in Seoul, Korea.

Ethanol Export Promotion Program Swinging Into Action Around The Globe

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its partners at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) are picking up momentum on promoting U.S. ethanol exports around the globe.

Examples of the work that the group has undertaken to build demand for U.S. fuel ethanol include a workshop in Japan aimed at paving the way for new market access, close coordination with a USDA mission to Mexico focused on local policy, an upcoming workshop in Korea and a future assessment in Vietnam.

USDA Leading U.S. Ethanol Trade Mission To Mexico

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Melissa Kessler, mkessler@grains.org; Rachel Gantz, rgantz@ethanolrfa.org; and Michael Frohlich, mfrohlich@growthenergy.org 

WASHINGTON - USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24-25 to explore trade opportunities between the two countries.

The mission participants include representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council who will attend meetings with government officials, legislators and the Mexican private industry.

As USDA explained, mission members will share their experiences with both ethanol production and the development of renewable fuels policies, with the goal of demonstrating how Mexico can implement its own renewable fuels program.

Chart Of Note: Global Interest In U.S. Sorghum Growing

This week’s U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chart of Note illustrates a growing global interest in U.S. sorghum among a diverse group of markets.

While China remains the top market for U.S. sorghum - with more than 5.9 million metric tons (232.3 million bushels) sold to that country as of May 5 - other, non-traditional markets like Pakistan, Venezuela and Colombia have also shown their interest in this coarse grain during this marketing year. Combined, these three markets have purchased more than 295,000 tons (11.6 million bushels) of U.S. sorghum as of May 5.

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