U.S. Grains Council
Selling 50 metric tons of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) may seem minor, but Javier Chávez, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Mexico marketing specialist, views these small sales to cattle and dairy producers in southeastern Mexico as the start of another big opportunity for U.S. feed grains.
“The U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement has served to generate a continuing, symbiotic trade relationship between the United States and Peru that shows no signs of diminishing.”
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.
U.S. Grains Council (USGC) programming helped one poultry producer in Tanzania shift her burgeoning poultry business into a full-blown brand of frozen chicken.
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.
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).
As a Montana farm girl, Vice President and COO Kimberly Atkins says it has been especially rewarding to see the impact the Council has on moving grain overseas during her 10 years of service to the organization.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently released a new batch of online videos highlighting the importance of building and maintaining trading relationships and the work the Council does in grain markets around the world.
The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) corn export quality report for the 2016/2017 marketing year is now available for international grain buyers, end-users and other members of the corn value chain, offering confirmation of the high quality of the most recent U.S. corn crop.
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.