Marketing Grain To The Middle East

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Grains, International, USGC

The Regional Director for the U.S. Grains Council coordinating our Corn Mission visit to Jordan is Joe O’Brien. Joe covers the Middle East and part of India. He says that Jordan is “one of the bright spots of the Middle East.” There are biotech issues in the region though, especially toward Turkey and India. He says it’s a very competitive …

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Corn Grower Says “Show Me” The Market

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Grains, International, USGC

Fellow Show Me State resident and corn grower from the southeast part of Missouri, Jim Stuever, took a few moments to provide his thoughts on how the U.S. Grains Council Corn Mission team is doing after arriving in Amman, Jordan. In the photo, Jim (pictured left), is listening to a presentation we’re having from Mohamed Kraishy, USDA Ag Specialist in …

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Producer Thoughts On Egypt

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, USGC

The U.S. Grains Council Corn Mission Team has concluded visiting Egypt. Tomorrow it’s on to Jordan. Before finishing today we sat down for our debrief which includes documenting our observations and making recommendations based on what we saw. Those will be provided to USGC in the form of a final report. I have updated the Eqypt photo album from our …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, USGC

Dr. Soliman Is Face of USGC In Egypt

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Grains, International, USGC

The face and voice of the U.S. Grains Council in Egypt is Dr. Hussein Soliman pictured in the center of our Corn Mission group while visiting our last stop in the country. He has been working on behalf of U.S. grain producers for almost 20 years and has not only seen Egypt become one of our top importers but can …

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Egypt Grain Inspection Lab

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Grains, International, USGC

The Executive Director of the Regional Center For Food and Feed is Dr. Mohamed F. Emara. He was our host this morning for a tour of their Grain Inspection Lab. I remember touring the lab on my trip here with USDA back in 1999. RCFF operates three regional feed grain laboratories, one in the Giza headquarters, one at EI-Oekheila Port …

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Survey Finds Support For Corn Ethanol

Amanda Nolz Corn, Grains, Grocery

Despite the movies such as Food, Inc. and King Corn that discredit the corn industry and blame the obesity epidemic on corn-based products, a recent study shows that the general public supports corn for food and fuel. Check out the details below… A nationwide survey conducted for the National Corn Growers Association found broad public support for corn as a …

Corn, Grains, Grocery

World Food Prize Winner

Melissa Sandfort Grains, International, sorghum, World Food Prize

Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University Distinguished Professor of Agronomy plant breeder and geneticist, will receive the World Food Prize for his work in developing sorghum varieties resistant to drought and Striga, a parasitic weed common on the African continent. Because of Ejeta’s efforts, sorghum yields are significantly higher in many African nations. The World Food Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of …

Grains, International, sorghum, World Food Prize

Students Share Experiences of Grain Mission Trip

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Grains, International, Trade, USGC

The U.S. Grains Council’s 49th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting luncheon on Monday featured two college seniors who shared their experiences as participants of the recent International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership (I-CAL) annual mission to Vietnam and China. Amy Berry, senior at the University of Wyoming, and Michelle Euken, senior at Iowa State University, told more than 300 attendees of their …

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Being Part of the Journey

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Grains, USGC

One Nebraska farmer’s wife got a greater appreciation of the impact U.S. agricultural producers have on the global economy when she was able to be a part of America’s Heartland “Journey of the Corn.” During the spouses breakfast at the U.S. Grains Council delegates meeting on Monday, Lori Tiemann shared some of her journey to Taiwan and China with her …

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