Tag: DDGs

POET breaks ground on $5 million DDGS upgrade project at Mitchell plant

POET breaks ground on $5 million DDGS upgrade project at Mitchell plant

May 24, 2018 |

In South Dakota, POET broke ground on $5 million investments at its ethanol facility in Mitchell to help boost the quantity and quality of its animal feed produced from DDGS in order to better service the local market of beef and bison producers, a first for the company. The new pellet product is meant to […]

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Vietnam opens market back up to DDGS

Vietnam opens market back up to DDGS

January 30, 2018 |

In Vietnam, considerable concern surrounded the export potential for U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) following an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam, a historic top buyer, in December 2016. Instead, other countries in the region increased DDGS purchasing, the Vietnamese market re-opened and the region set a new record at 2.3 million metric […]

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China agrees to drop VAT on DDGS imports but no move made on anti-dumping tariffs

China agrees to drop VAT on DDGS imports but no move made on anti-dumping tariffs

November 9, 2017 |

In China, the government will remove an 11% value added tax on DDGS imports following meetings between the president and his US counterpart currently on an official visit to the country. The decision had been rumored within the market for the past few months and no date for when the tax will be removed has […]

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US Grains Council looking for DDGS opportunities in Alberta

US Grains Council looking for DDGS opportunities in Alberta

November 1, 2017 |

In Canada, a short hour north of the Montana border, the U.S. Grains Council is exploring the geographic advantage of unit trains carrying U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Canadian feedlots around Lethbridge, Alberta. A trade mission in October crisscrossed the region, visiting with cattle feedlots, feed manufacturers and rail facilities […]

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DDGS exports to SE Asia up 16% on year

DDGS exports to SE Asia up 16% on year

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. The Southeast Asian region—which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—currently represents the third largest […]

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Texas A&M researchers look at DDGS feeding supplements for cattle

Texas A&M researchers look at DDGS feeding supplements for cattle

June 8, 2017 |

In Texas, researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research are interested in how seasons affect how well cattle can digest a type of Bermuda grass, Tifton 85. In a recent study, they found that as seasons progress, the grass becomes harder to digest. However, by supplementing with the dried distillers’ grains, this effect can be minimized. […]

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USDA says DDGS exports up 6% despite Chinese trade challenges

USDA says DDGS exports up 6% despite Chinese trade challenges

June 1, 2017 |

In Washington, despite market challenges, the latest USDA trade data show exports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have remained steady due to attractive prices, available supply and market development efforts by the U.S. Grains Council among a diversity of buyers. From September 2016 to March 2017, USDA reported the United States exported […]

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DDGS exports reached second-highest ever during 2016 at 11.48 million tons

DDGS exports reached second-highest ever during 2016 at 11.48 million tons

February 15, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary of 2016 ethanol co-product trade data published by the Renewable Fuels Association. DDGS exports were shipped to 50 countries on five continents last […]

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NDSU extension researchers find fertilizer uses for DDGS

NDSU extension researchers find fertilizer uses for DDGS

February 8, 2017 |

In North Dakota, distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center. Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles (sometimes referred to as “syrup”) are organic byproducts of ethanol production from corn. Scientists at the Carrington center have been testing whether […]

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DDGs exports look to speed up exports to Mexico before trade relationship sours further

DDGs exports look to speed up exports to Mexico before trade relationship sours further

February 2, 2017 |

In Illinois, in light of President Donald Trump’s continuingly poor relationship with Mexico from threatening import taxes on Mexican goods and seeking to renegotiate NAFTA, DDGs producers and others are looking to ramp up exports to Mexico in a hurry before the trade situation deteriorates further. Potential alternative markets for DDGs should Mexico, the US’s […]

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