Interact With International Grains Buyers

Chuck Zimmerman

One of my upcoming stops on the agriblogging highway will be the U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Assocation, Export Exchange. The event is taking place October 6-8 in Chicago, IL. If you’re in the grains business, especially dealing with DDGS then this is the place to meet with international buyers. I spoke with USGC CEO Tom Dorr about the …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, Grains, International, RFA, USGC

Register for Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the Export Exchange 2010, an international trade conference focused around the export of U.S. coarse grains and the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The event is co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council and will bring together more than 150 international buyers of U.S. DDGS and coarse grains …

Ethanol, Grains, RFA, USGC

Grains Council Elects New Officers for Golden Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is moving into its second half century with a brand new slate of officers and directors. At the U.S. Grains Council’s 50th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Boston this week, Terry Vinduska, a corn farmer representing the Kansas Corn Commission, was elected chairman for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Other officers elected include Wendell Shauman, …

Corn, Grains, NCGA, USGC

Agricultural Relations Council Tours ADM Facility

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendees to the 2010 Agricultural Relations Council in Memphis, TN, toured a local ADM barge and elevator loading operation. Here’s a short segment of Q&A with the group during our tour. It was very well done and I think we learned a lot. For example, the tour guide said they were unloading up to 300 trucks per day during last …

ARC, Grains, Video

Need For More Exports

Chuck Zimmerman

The new U.S. Grains Council senior vice president of operations and industry relations is Keith Heffernan, pictured in the middle here. He was chief of staff for the Farm Credit Administration. Keith was also the first executive director for the Iowa Corn Growers Association; director of public affairs for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; assistant director for the Center of …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, USGC

Learn About Trade With Mexico

Chuck Zimmerman

Here at the U.S. Grains Council International Marketing Conference n this morning’s general session we had a panel discussion on trade with Mexico. In the discussion attendees were able to ask questions and answers. In fact, it was mostly a Q&A session. Allan Mustard, Minister Counselor, Office of Agricultural Affairs, US Embassy, Mexico City, introduced our panel. Our panelists and …

Ag Group, Audio, Grains, International, Trade, Video

Live From USGC International Marketing Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re going to be broadcasting the final general session from the U.S. Grains Council Marketing Conference. Post Update We were live. Now we’re recorded. The Chairman for the U.S. Grains Council is Rick Fruth. Rich took the stage today to speak to attendees of the International Marketing Conference and Membership Meeting. I have recorded his comments for you in video …

Ag Group, AgWired Live TV, Audio, Corn, Grains, Video

USGC Is International Marketing Partner for NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the founding members of the U.S. Grains Council is the National Corn Growers Association. Attending the USGC International Marketing Conference is NCGA CEO Rick Tolman, seen here addressing one of the meetings. Rick, who worked for USGC for many years, says that NCGA considers the Grains Council their international trade partner. The two organizations have a very strong …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, NCGA, Uncategorized

International Grain Marketing Overview

Chuck Zimmerman

Here at the International Marketing Conference and Membership Meeting of the U.S. Grains Council we received an international program overview which consisted of presentations from various country directors. Seen here is Dr. Hussein Soliman, Egypt Director. Each presenter gave an overview of their region, the projects they’re working on and the outlook for the future. I have recorded their presentations …

Ag Day, Audio, Grains, USGC

Carole Brookins Keynotes USGC Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The Hon. Carole L. Brookins, Managing Director of Public Capital Advisors, LLC, gave the keynote speech at 7th International Marketing Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Her presentation is filled with facts, figures and her personal outlook on the future. She brought the group a unique perspective about how we may not agree with a lot of what is happening on …

Ag Group, Audio, Grains, USGC, Video