U.S., UK Reach New Section 232 Agreement

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Field Crops

The U.S. and United Kingdom reached a new Section 232 agreement last week regarding steel and aluminum imports from the UK. That’s good news for America’s farmers because the 25 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. corn was zeroed out, allowing U.S. corn farmers to renew their trading relationship with Britain. “This agreement will provide opportunities to expand free and fair …

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Grains Council Meeting in Vancouver

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Grains Council summer meeting is getting underway this week in Vancouver, Washington. Starting today (Monday) and lasting through August 2nd, the meeting includes the USGC 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. More than 300 Grains Council members, delegates, and guest are taking part in the meeting. The meeting schedule will offer deep dives into emerging ethanol opportunities, China’s …


Delay of Decision to Impose U.S. Ethanol Import Tariff

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, announced Tuesday a 30-day delay of a decision on a pending proposal to impose a 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. The proposal would allow 500 million liters (132.1 million gallons) annually of U.S. ethanol imports before triggering the tariff. The following is a joint statement on this …


Farm Groups Give NAFTA Testimony to USTR

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Farm groups including the National Corn Growers Association, the American Farm Bureau, and the U.S. Grains Council gave testimony Tuesday during hearings on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The farm groups told the U.S. Trade Representative’s office that concerns over the renegotiation effort have disrupted relationships with U.S. agriculture customers and that a new NAFTA should protect the market …


Mexico Adopts E10 Fuels

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Mexico will allow 10 percent ethanol blends of fuel, according to a recent announcement by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission. The announcement modifies standards for fuel blending from a maximum amount of ethanol at 5.8 percent to the 10 percent level. The change comes as part of ongoing energy reforms in Mexico and follows input from stakeholders in the government, …

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U.S. Grains Council Statement On Announcement Of New Sugar Suspension Agreement

Dan General

A statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight: “We are pleased to hear that U.S. and Mexican negotiators have reached a new sugar suspension agreement. This milestone is an important one as we work to maintain our existing, robust trade of U.S. grains and related products while awaiting the beginning of NAFTA modernization negotiations. “Mexico is …


Response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s paper on Clean Fuel Standard

Dan Energy, Environment, Industry News Release

Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Discussion Paper on a Federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). Representatives of the three organizations just completed a visit to Canada to discuss that country’s newest environmental initiative with regulators and industry and share details …