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Virtual ethanol buyers conference brought together 200 buyers from 38 countries

Virtual ethanol buyers conference brought together 200 buyers from 38 countries

September 28, 2020 |

In Washington, to bring ethanol buyers from around the globe together with U.S. suppliers in a time when business continues but crossing borders poses many challenges, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) co-sponsored the Virtual Ethanol Buyers Conference (VEBC) on Sept. 23. The goal of the event was […]

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U.S. Grains Council works on boosting demand for U.S. ethanol in Asia

U.S. Grains Council works on boosting demand for U.S. ethanol in Asia

September 6, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C. a boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19 is no shocker, but the related jump in U.S. ethanol imports to the country to meet that need may be more surprising. Even more importantly, this uptick in demand is opening doors for the U.S. Grains Council […]

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Indonesia removes ethanol ban, recognizes octane benefits of ethanol

Indonesia removes ethanol ban, recognizes octane benefits of ethanol

May 31, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the U.S. Grains Council reports that U.S. ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market by way of pre-blended fuel, following the recent removal of a ban on pre-blended product entering the country. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons (71 million bushels in corn equivalent). The market development […]

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USGC reports continued grain flow during COVID-19

USGC reports continued grain flow during COVID-19

May 24, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., while much of the world has spent the last couple of months sheltering at home to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, grain trade has continued supplying nations with needed commodities, mostly unhindered, according to the U.S. Grains Council. As many parts of the world are on the verge of reopening, U.S. Grains Council […]

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USGC says ethanol exports available despite COVID-19

USGC says ethanol exports available despite COVID-19

April 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says that while U.S. ethanol exports are up by three percent year-over-year according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the outbreak of COVID-19 will have structural impacts on demand for the rest of 2020. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working to keep end-users around […]

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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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