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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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USGC says USMCA signed on Friday to help U.S. grains sector

USGC says USMCA signed on Friday to help U.S. grains sector

March 15, 2020 |

In Canada, on Friday, Canada’s government approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), making it the third and final party to the agreement to do so. A statement from U.S. Grains Council Chairman Darren Armstrong, a farmer from North Carolina, on this milestone said the list of advantages of USMCA for the grains sector is long. Armstrong […]

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Growth Energy, USGC and RFA disappointed by Brazil’s ethanol quota policy shift

Growth Energy, USGC and RFA disappointed by Brazil’s ethanol quota policy shift

October 24, 2019 |

In Washington, Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association expressed their disappointment with the news that the Brazilian government amended the recent August 31st rule that raised the quota on U.S. ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) from 600 million liters per year to nearly 750 million liters per […]

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USGC promotes Healy to Director of Global Ethanol Market Development

USGC promotes Healy to Director of Global Ethanol Market Development

August 31, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council promoted Brian Healy to director of global ethanol market development. Healy previously served as the manager of ethanol export market development, providing expertise in ethanol export strategy development, managing programs and overseeing policy engagement for the Council’s global ethanol program. Prior to joining the Council, Healy worked on […]

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USGC partners with Kenyan feed manufacturers to build corn and feed markets

USGC partners with Kenyan feed manufacturers to build corn and feed markets

August 25, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council is partnering with the Kenyan feed industry and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Association of Kenya Feed Manufacturers, known as AKEFEMA, pledging to work together to develop the domestic feed industry there. AKEFEMA represents more than 140 of Kenya’s registered feed manufacturing companies. Through the new […]

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USGC’s trade mission pays off with first shipment of ETBE made with U.S. ethanol arrives in Japan

USGC’s trade mission pays off with first shipment of ETBE made with U.S. ethanol arrives in Japan

July 20, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council reports that the first shipment of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) made with U.S. corn-based ethanol arrived in Japan last week, marking the country’s new demand for U.S. ethanol-based products and a milestone in U.S. ethanol market development efforts. The sale of ETBE, a gasoline component, was made following a […]

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Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol after Iowa visit

Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol after Iowa visit

July 20, 2019 |

In Iowa, the American Coalition for Ethanol and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association hosted a tour in conjunction with the U.S. Grains Council in Iowa recently to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa. Tour leaders Ron Lamberty, ACE Senior Vice President […]

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Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

July 14, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership provided an opportunity for the U.S. Grains Council to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of sugar-based ethanol producers from India. While in the Philippines, the Indian delegation had side meetings […]

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USGA CEO comments on President Trump’s Mexican imports tariffs

USGA CEO comments on President Trump’s Mexican imports tariffs

June 2, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight issued a statement on President Trump’s tariffs on Mexican imports, and said, “At such a critical time for U.S. farmers, new talk of tariffs on Mexican products challenges the complex relationship we have with the top international buyer of U.S. grains and related products. […]

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USGC data shows non-beverage ethanol fastest growing US export over the past decade

USGC data shows non-beverage ethanol fastest growing US export over the past decade

May 30, 2019 |

In Washington, recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin. In 2018, U.S. ethanol exports totaled more than 6.5 billion liters (1.72 billion gallons or 609 million bushels in corn equivalent), valued at $2.7 billion. Using […]

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