Houston, Texas - Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014 and increased U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by an average of $5 billion per year, returning $19.76 for every $1 spent by taxpayers.
Houston, Texas - Grain producers and agribusiness representatives met to help chart the operational course for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) during advisory team (A-team) meetings Tuesday, held at the ongoing 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas.
The Council's seven advisory teams (A-teams) met during the organization's winter meeting in Houston.
Houston, Texas - U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney addressed the delegates and members of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on Monday, updating them on ongoing trade negotiations that will affect grains market access and announcing a $1.3 million grant for Council feed industry training programs in North Africa and the Middle East.
Council representatives are meeting as part of the organization’s 15th International Marketing Conference and 58th Annual Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials.
This in-country assessment followed previous research conducted by the Council to better understand the market dynamics driving the demand for ethanol.
Free trade agreement (FTA) partners purchased half of all exports of feed grains in all forms (GIAF) in 2016/2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).
Trade is an essential component of any national ethanol policy seeking to develop a domestic ethanol industry and achieve the economic, environmental and public health benefits biofuels support.
The 2016/2017 marketing year set a new record for exports of feed grain in all forms and the number of world buyers for coarse grains and co-products diversified, evidence of the importance of the Council’s work to both identify short-term market opportunities and build long-term demand.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC, as a new member.
Established in 2006 and located in Liberal, Kansas, Conestoga Energy now operates three ethanol plants with a total production capacity of 205 million gallons as well as serving as a leading provider of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS).
The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).
Bolivian Vice President Garcia Linera made the announcement during closing remarks at the event, reporting the government’s decision to implement an ethanol blend mandate starting at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level blends in coming years.
Trade will continue to be a hot topic in 2018, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has a diverse set of resources to aid in talking about trade issues in the new year.