Tag: U.S. grains council

U.S. Grains Council releases 2019/2020 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report

U.S. Grains Council releases 2019/2020 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report

April 26, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the 2019/2020 U.S. corn crop faced many challenges, including late planting, delayed maturation and late harvests. Even with these challenges, data compiled in the U.S. Grains Council’s latest report indicate the majority of the crop – 71.2% of samples tested – still had a test weight at or above the limit for […]

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U.S. corn sales to China show continued activity following Phase 1 trade deal

U.S. corn sales to China show continued activity following Phase 1 trade deal

April 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council reports that 756,000 metric tons (29.8 million bushels) of U.S. corn sold to China the week ending March 19, 2020, demonstrated follow through on commitments made in the U.S.-China Phase 1 agreement signed in January and provided much-needed positive demand news for U.S. farmers. The single sale brought total […]

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U.S. Grains Show Resiliency in 2019/2020 Corn Harvest Quality Report

U.S. Grains Show Resiliency in 2019/2020 Corn Harvest Quality Report

January 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., after one of the United States’ most challenging growing seasons in history, that included weather-related planting delays, delayed crop maturation and early rains and snows during harvest, the U.S. Grains Council published its ninth annual Corn Harvest Quality Report, a representative view of the quality of corn assembled for export, collected as […]

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U.S. sorghum sales continue to Spain, Italy

U.S. sorghum sales continue to Spain, Italy

April 7, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council reports that recent sales of U.S. sorghum to Spain and Italy reinforce the importance of these European markets to U.S. farmers. Italy purchased 36,600 metric tons (1.44 million bushels) of sorghum the week of March 14, and Spain has purchased just under one million tons (39.4 million bushels) […]

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Sleight To Retire As U.S. Grains Council President And CEO

Sleight To Retire As U.S. Grains Council President And CEO

February 23, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight will retire this summer following the appointment of his successor. Sleight has worked with the Council for a total of 25 years. “I have done what I intended to accomplish, and as I move forward to this new phase of my own life, I […]

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USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

January 6, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council conducted a market assessment mission to Nigeria and Ghana gauging the potential for U.S. ethanol exports to these countries. “The mission identified a need for higher ethanol volumes and engaged government and industry directly on enforceable biofuels policy as well as demonstrated the United States’ role as a […]

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