2016/2017 Exports of Feed Grains In All Forms Up 33 Percent Year-On-Year

2016/2017 Exports of Feed Grains In All Forms Up 33 Percent Year-On-Year

U.S. exports of feed grains in all forms increased 33 percent year-over-year in the first six months of the 2016/2017 marketing year, according to recently published trade data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).

That data showed the United States exported more than 56.6 million metric tons of feed grains in all forms - a calculation that measures grain products in corn equivalent - from September 2016 to February 2017, compared to 42.5 million tons during the same time the prior marketing year.

Staff in Tunis, Taipei Recognized For Years Of Steadfast Service

Hela Rezouga, USGC program coordinator for Middle East and Africa

International staff serve as the eyes, ears and hands for U.S. farmers in the global offices of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). Two of them - Hela Rezouga, program coordinator for Middle East and Africa office in Tunis, Tunisia, and Gloria Chou, financial administrator for the Taiwan office - were recently recognized for their years of service to the organization. 

In her 10 years working in Tunisia, Rezouga has added stability and strong programmatic support to the Council’s efforts, her supervisors report. 

USGC Welcomes United Wisconsin Grain Producers As Returning Member

The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to welcome United Wisconsin Grain Producers (UWGP) as a returning member. 

Based in Friesland, Wisconsin, UWGP started production in 2005 and today processes grain into high-quality biofuels and resultant feed products while maximizing energy value. 

UWGP products include ethanol, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), crude corn oil and A+ pro-yeast (50 percent protein feed that contains 25 percent spent yeast). 

USGC Advisory Team Application Window Open Until April 28

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is now accepting applications for the organization’s Advisory Teams, commonly known as A-Teams. 

A-Teams are committees of subject matter experts who provide input on the direction, priorities and activities of the Council as well as further encourage member participation in USGC export market development efforts. 

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