News & Events
U.S. Grains Council members gave Donna Braswell not one, but two, well-deserved standing ovations in recognition of her 25 years of service to the organization during a recent membership meeting in Panama City, Panama.
Helen Elmore, USGC director of finance and administration, said Braswell is the backbone of USGC overseas accounting efforts.
A recent sale of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Saudi Arabia is an example of an increasingly diverse number of markets interested in the feed product and the impact of sustained market development in areas showing potential for long-term growth.
Last month, Saudi buyers purchased 18,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS, a relatively large amount and a dramatic increase from total sales of just 8,400 metric tons in 2014.
U.S. Grains Council (USGC) leaders traveled to Mexico this week to hear customer concerns about the state of trade relations between the two countries and offer reassurances about U.S. grains producers’ dedication to their market.
The U.S. Grains Council (UGSC) is pleased to welcome Pan Ocean, Inc. as a new member.
Pan Ocean is the U.S. procurement arm of Harim Group in South Korea. Established in 2015, Pan Ocean works with major South Korean feed groups, trading 1.24 million metric tons of corn, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), soybeans and palm kernel meal.
Good trade policies often come to those who wait - and work hard to demonstrate their real economic advantages, like the more transparent and uniform trading procedures included in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) newly in-force Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
Chart of Note
In 2016, the United States was again the world’s largest net exporter of ethanol, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data and as demonstrated in this U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chart of note.
Net exports are calculated as the difference between exports and imports. The 2016 calendar year concluded with U.S. net exports of 838 million gallons, the second highest level ever, exceeded only in 2011. U.S. ethanol shipments exceeded 1 billion gallons, and incoming shipments totaled nearly 215 million gallons in 2016.
Word from the Ground
Deep in the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco’s Sous plain, two of the world’s most cutting edge dairy cooperatives recently met for the first time. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), with the financial and professional support of the Kansas Corn Commission, organized a technical exchange for India’s Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and Morocco’s COPAG.
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