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Seeing is often believing, which is why the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) brought corn and feed grain buyers from Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to the U.S. Corn Belt in September to talk firsthand with U.S. farmers and export suppliers.
Turkey’s imports of U.S. corn co-products surged in the 2016/2017 marketing year, a significant pay off for U.S. Grains Council (USGC) marketing programs in the country.
Turkey is the second largest buyer of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the 2016/2017 marketing year (Sept.-July) with 1.29 million metric tons of imports, nearly double the total from last marketing year. Additionally, Turkey is the fourth largest buyer of U.S. corn gluten feed/meal, purchasing almost 196,000 tons in 2016/2017.
New Zealand’s got milk - record amounts of milk production - and the country’s dairy industry is feeding triple the amount of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) year-over-year.
Staff and members of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) like to say the sun never sets on the Council's work around the world to promote U.S. feed grains and co-products.
That work is made possible by member support and the strong public-private partnership created by two long-term government initiatives - the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program - funded through the farm bill.
Deb Keller, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman, left corn harvest preparations at her farm in Iowa behind this week to speak directly with customers during the Southeast Asia Agricultural Leadership Summit (SEALS) in Auckland, New Zealand.
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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.