Members of the 2017 Agriculture Trade Goodwill Mission pledged Wednesday to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) between 2018 and 2019, echoing a rebound of U.S. corn sales to this long-term trading partner.
Washington, D.C. - Members of the 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission pledged Wednesday to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) between 2018 and 2019. The commitment was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Farmer and staff representatives of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently traveled to Taiwan to support the organization's local office in presenting the results of the 2016/2017 Corn Harvest Report to customers in this important U.S. corn market.
Clover Chang, director of the USGC Taiwan office, hosted a conference for corn buyers from across Taiwan as a part of a series of rollout events scheduled by the Council to present the new quality report information.
A team of food barley end-users from Japan, Korea and Taiwan are visiting North Dakota, Washington and Idaho this week on a combined mission to learn about U.S. barley production and procurement.
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.
A group of grain buyers from Taiwan visited Indiana and Michigan this week to become familiar with production, application, grading and quality standards for U.S. corn and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The trip gave stakeholders the chance to gain technical skills and knowledge in handling, procurement and storage and offered critical insight into the advantages of purchasing U.S. corn and DDGS.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) office in Taiwan had consultant Jerry Shurson, a professor at the University of Minnesota, visit the country late last month to bolster their ongoing efforts to promote the use of low-oil U.S. distiller's dried grain with solubles (DDGS) in poultry rations.
The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deteriorating air quality, the direct results of rapidly-rising fossil fuel consumption across the region.
International buyers of U.S. corn in markets like Korea, Mexico, Colombia and Taiwan are taking advantage of low prices, strong policies and the ongoing market development work done by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in their countries.
By: Clover Chang, U.S. Grains Council Director in Taiwan
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has made progress this year towards encouraging U.S. barley’s food application for diabetics and coronary heart disease patients in Taiwan. This program is part of an ongoing effort to promote U.S. barley containing beta-glucan as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.