Export Exchange Next Week

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

International buyers and end-users of coarse grains from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. The group will meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. Hosted by the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, Export Exchange is an educational and trade forum for …

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South Asia Presents New Markets for U.S. Corn Co-Products

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Trade

Shifting trade patterns and growing feed markets are creating new export opportunities for U.S. corn co-products in the South Asian markets. Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council explored the markets of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka last month. Both countries are currently importing small quantities of U.S. dried distiller’s grains with solubles. A USGC representative said: “There is appetite in both …


Study Of U.S. Grains Council ROI

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

$20 In Tax Revenue For Every $1 In Farm Bill Spending On Export Market Development Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014 and increased U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by an average of $5 billion per year, …


McKinney Updates U.S. Grains Council on Trade Negotiations

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Affairs, Ted McKinney, addressed the delegates and members of the U.S. Grains Council early this week. He gave them updates on ongoing trade negotiations that will affect global grains market access. McKinney also announced a $1.3 million-dollar grant for Council feed industry training programs in North Africa and the Middle East. The U.S. …


Sorghum Producers Look into Chinese Anti-Dumping Investigation

Dan Industry News Release

The National Sorghum Producers are looking at how to respond to China’s announcement of anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations into imports of U.S. sorghum. China’s Ministry of Commerce made the investigation announcement on Sunday. National Sorghum Producers CEO Tim Lust said his organization plans to fully participate in the investigations. They also intend to work closely with industry stakeholders and …


Ethanol Industry Wants Brazil Status Suspended

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Ethanol industry wants U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences. The groups want Lighthizer to make the move against Brazil because of its “protectionist and market-distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota on American ethanol imports.” The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council …


American Biofuels Producers Demand U.S. Government Respond to Brazilian Tariff

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council are calling upon the U.S. government to develop an immediate response to Brazil’s newly implemented tariffs on U.S. ethanol imports, a trade barrier that threatens over $750 million in U.S. exports and American jobs. On August 23, 2017, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade imposed an immediate two-year tariff-rate quota …