Connecting International Buyers With U.S. Producers

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

After leaving the NAMA Trends in Agriculture conference I headed on down the agriblogging highway to another conference of importance to U.S. grain producers. This is the Export Exchange 2010 which got off to an official and social start this evening with welcoming remarks from U.S. Grains Council President/CEO Tom Dorr (left) and Renewable Fuels Association President/CEO Bob Dinneen. The …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Register for Export Exchange 2010 Before It’s Too Late

Joanna Schroeder Corn, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Export Exchange 2010 is 10 days away but it’s not too late to register. You have two days to take advantage of pre-registration for the event which will connect DDGs (dried distillers grains) and course grain buyers with domestic sellers. Export Exchange is being held in Chicago and will be the place to get answers, make contacts and build your …

Corn, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Interact With International Grains Buyers

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

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

Distillers Grains Export Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Distillers grains exports are climbing to new heights. Exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) hit a new record in July of 886,300 metric tons – which is more than was exported in the entire year in 2004. Total exports this year so far are 4.95 million metric tons, getting close to the total last year …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Register for Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman Ethanol, Grains, RFA, USGC

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 Corn, Grains, NCGA, USGC

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

USGC Streaming Live From Japan

Chuck Zimmerman USGC

I am so proud of Marri Carrow, U.S. Grains Council, who is streaming live from Japan as I write this post. We had a very short phone walk through of Ustream.tv right before she left and she got it. Well done. I think we’ll see more groups using this great tool. I think I hear her snapping photos too! I’m …

USGC

Nicholson Kovac Selected By USGC For Public Relations Campaign

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Agency, USGC

Nicholson Kovac has been selected by the U.S. Grains Council as its integrated marketing communications agency for their 2010 “Partners in Agriculture” international public relations campaign. Nicholson Kovac will provide public relations services, including media relations and event coordination, for a series of commemorative events that will take place in Japan in 2010. These events, part of the “Partners in …

Ag Group, Agency, USGC

Grains Council Opens Office in Panama

Cindy Zimmerman International, USGC

U.S. Grains Council has officially opened a new international office in Panama City, Panama to serve Latin America and the Caribbean Region. USGC Chairman Rick Fruth commented, “By establishing an office in Latin America and the Caribbean region, the Council is strategically positioning itself to defend U.S. markets while simultaneously enhancing the quality of life of our trading partners.” Kurt …

International, USGC

U.S. Grains Council Announces Global Food Security Symposium

Joanna Schroeder Audio, Biotech, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, International, sorghum, USGC

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC ) made a significant announcement during a press conference at Commodity Classic last week with the announcement of key speakers for the upcoming Global Food Security Symposium, which is sponsored by the organization. USGC Chairman Rick Fruth confirmed that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is expected to deliver the keynote address at the symposium, …

Audio, Biotech, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, International, sorghum, USGC