Workshops In Singapore, Malaysia Share Value Of U.S. Grains And Soybeans

Workshops in Southeast Asia

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) joined forces this month to put on two one-day workshops for Southeast Asian buyers looking for the latest in market and harvest information and details about how U.S. agricultural products can benefit their businesses.

Manuel Sanchez, USGC regional director for South and Southeast Asia, provided timely insights on the 2017/2018 coarse grains outlook, while other presenters provided outlooks on the global overview for grains and oilseeds.

USGC Promotes Sanchez To South & Southeast Asia Region Director

Manuel Sanchez

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) named Manuel Sanchez as its new South & Southeast Asia regional director, effective Aug. 15.

Sanchez previously worked as the assistant director in the region,  a new position created by the USGC Board of Directors in September 2016 as part of an effort to more effectively serve these growing markets for U.S. feed grains and co-products. 

Market Profile - Japan

Supply/Demand Basics

  • Corn use: feed 75%; starch 24%; other food use 1%.
  • #2 import market for U.S. corn; #3 for U.S. barley and #6 for U.S. sorghum in MY 2016.
  • Feed grain imports gradually declining to 12-15 MMT/year from 16 MMT/year.
  • Japan imported 410,000 MT of U.S. DDGS in MY 2016.
  • Dry milling sector is #1 end-user of hard endosperm corn; U.S.

USGC Makes Waves in India’s Poultry Markets

USGC Makes Waves in India’s Poultry Markets

India's poultry industry currently sells 95 percent of its product through wet markets, fresh food markets where animals are sold live and then processed either onsite or in the consumer's home. These wet markets pose numerous sanitary risks and are inaccessible to long-distance consumers. Moving to a processed poultry market would give India better control of food safety and quality, and would over time increase consumer confidence.

US DDGS Exports to Vietnam Expected to Grow

US DDGS Exports to Vietnam Expected to Grow

By Adel Yusupov, U.S. Grains Council Regional Director for Southeast Asia

Earlier this month, the U.S. Grains Council travelled to Vietnam to meet with key corn and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) customers in north and south Vietnam. Feed demand is steadily growing in the country, despite slowdown of Vietnamese economy and feed milling companies increasing capacity. While imports of U.S. DDGS as of March are down year or year by 3 percent, they are expected to grow.

Update on US Sorghum Showcased at Largest Food Show in Asia

By Tommy Hamamoto, U.S. Grains Council Director in Japan

Update: In March, the U.S. Grains Council showcased U.S. sorghum at FOODEX Japan 2013, the largest food tradeshow in Asia. More than 71,500 food and restaurant industry professionals were in attendance and were able to sample sorghum products and recieve more information on U.S. grains.

US Sorghum Showcased at Largest Food Show in Asia

US Sorghum Showcased at Largest Food Show in Asia

By Tommy Hamamoto, U.S. Grains Council Director in Japan

Last week, the U.S. Grains Council participated in FOODEX Japan 2013, the largest food tradeshow in Asia, where more than 71,500 food and restaurant industry professionals were in attendance. In cooperation with Organic Foods Life Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of a new line of white sorghum products, the Council offered samples of a U.S. white sorghum creme soy sauce, sprouted white sorghum crackers and a white sorghum salad dressing.

U.S. Barley Exposed to More Than 50,000 at Taiwan International Food Show

By Clover Chang, U.S. Grains Council Director in Taiwan

The U.S. Grains Council’s Taiwan office participated in the USA Pavilion during the 22nd annual Taipei International Food Show from June 27 to 30.  This has been one of the most influential food shows in Asia since 1991, highlighting the latest and best in the culinary world, and continues to expand every year.

Our office introduced the health characteristics of U.S. high beta-glucan barley and food products made from U.S. barley to more than 50,000 visitors, including local and other overseas industry professionals. 

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