USDA Announces Trade and Food Aid

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $2.3 billion to help American producers maintain and develop markets for their commodities and use U.S. commodities to bolster international food aid. Consistent with a bipartisan request from the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, USDA is utilizing funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation …

Audio, Exports, Food, Trade, USDA

USDA Agribusiness Trade Mission Delegation Visits Chile

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor led an agribusiness delegation to Santiago, Chile this week with representatives from the U.S. food and agriculture sectors and state departments of agriculture. “As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of U.S.-Chile relations, I am honored to lead such an incredible group as we work with Chilean importers on expanding …

Audio, Exports, Trade, USDA

USDA Under Secretary Leads Trade Mission to Japan

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor led a trade mission to Japan this week with representatives from 11 state departments of agriculture, numerous farm organizations, and 40 agribusinesses looking to connect with future business partners in Japan. “As one of the largest world economies, Japan is one of the top and most reliable trading partners …

Audio, Exports, Trade, USDA

ZimmCast 706 – From Cattle to CIRB

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Coming up on the Agriglogging Highway is The Ethanol Conference followed a week later by Commodity Classic. Both are in Orlando, FL. There are four more after these but with a little more in-between, ZimmComm World Headquarters time. But let’s look backward just a little. This week’s program will start with cattle and end …

Ag Groups, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, CIRB, Exports, Farm Policy, ZimmCast

Agri-Pulse Webinar – Farming in an Integrated World

Cindy Zimmerman

An upcoming Agri-Pulse webinar will address “Farming in an Integrated World,” how disparate global crop protection standards disrupt trade, exacerbate food insecurity and restrict farmers’ ability to grow and export safe, high-quality food. “U.S. farmers and ranchers have long been some of the most productive and efficient in the world but they need access to safe, modern farming tools in …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Exports, Trade

US Identity Preserved Brand Introduced in Vietnam

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Identity Preserved brand is now officially a global entity with its introduction this week at an event in Vietnam. The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) met with buyers and food producers in Saigon to introduce the new international mark designating premium crops with verifiable origins and superior products from the U.S. “(SSGA) is here today to announce …

Audio, Exports, Food, Grains, International, Soybean

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

Export Exchange was back for the first time in four years with the 2022 conference in Minneapolis October 12-14 and attendance was as good as it has been in the past with more than 200 international customers from 50 countries and nearly 300 domestic suppliers of grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). This marked the sixth …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Grains, RFA

Export Exchange by the Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Export Exchange since 2018 is underway in Minneapolis this week and organizers are pleased with the turnout. “We have about 490 registrations as of right now,” said U.S. Grains Council Director of Industry Relations Ellen Zimmerman during the welcome reception Wednesday night. On site registration was busy so they expect to easily surpass the 500 they expected. “We …

Audio, Ethanol, Exports, Grains, RFA, USGC

Export Exchange Underway in Minneapolis

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 Export Exchange welcomed hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products to Minneapolis Wednesday evening for a reception prior to the official kickoff of the event Thursday. “It’s looking great,” said Chad Willis, a farmer from Minnesota and past chair of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). “After COVID, everybody wanted to get out and be …

Audio, Exports, Feed, Grains, USGC

Mexican Ban on Biotech Corn Would Have Broad Impact

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of food and agriculture industry stakeholders in both Mexico and the United States released a new study this week revealing the broad impacts of Mexico’s proposed ban on biotech corn. The report, which was conducted in September 2022 by World Perspectives Inc., reveals that the proposed restrictions would adversely impact food security in North America and raise consumer …

Audio, Biotech, Corn, Exports, GMO, NCGA, Trade