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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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USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol in South Korea

USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol in South Korea

May 12, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council staff is working with U.S. government officials in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service to support South Korean government and industry as they discuss the use of ethanol as a fuel alternative. South Korea currently ranks as the fifth largest international market for U.S. ethanol but […]

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U.S. Grains Council supports WTO Rrport finding China misused corn TRQ

U.S. Grains Council supports WTO Rrport finding China misused corn TRQ

April 28, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. the U.S. Grains Council strongly supports a decision made by the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body determining China administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn and rice inconsistently with its WTO requirements. The report found that China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, predictable or fair and that it ultimately inhibits TRQs […]

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Ireland and UK could become key markets for US-produced DDGS

Ireland and UK could become key markets for US-produced DDGS

April 10, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is preparing to help buyers and end-users in Ireland and the United Kingdom learn how dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) can help meet their feed demand needs while adjusting to market conditions and a new trade environment. Ireland is a consistent buyer of U.S. DDGS, utilizing just […]

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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 gets nearly $14M for grains and ethanol market development work

USGC gets nearly $14M for grains and ethanol market development work

February 10, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., new funding to the U.S. Grains Council from the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program – part of a larger “trade aid” package offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the wake of new tariffs and global market uncertainty – will expand the organization’s global footprint and dramatically increase the promotion effort it […]

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USGC sees ethanol exports reaching 4 billion gallons by 2020

USGC sees ethanol exports reaching 4 billion gallons by 2020

January 30, 2019 |

In Iowa, Successful Farming reports that the chief economist for the US Grains Council has estimated US ethanol exports could reach 4 billion gallons by 2020, more than twice the volume reached in 2017/18 of 1.62 billion gallons, already an all-time record. Last year, exports were shipped to 74 countries and this year, exports are […]

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