(Posted Thu. Feb 13th, 2014)

Keywords: USGC

With downloadable market data from dozens of countries and regions, plus highlights of Council activities from 2013, the U.S. Grains Council's 2013 Annual Report at is a great resource for those following the global grain trade.   "The downloadable spreadsheet includes production, demand, imports, exports and feed consumption information for 60 countries and regions," says Rex Martin, leader of the Council's Membership and Communications Advisory Team. "Add in web-based country and regional overviews that include everything from gross domestic product to market growth potential to highlights of Council activities, and it's a great tool to see just some of the Council's data and resources, and how we put them to work for members."   Market data by country is located in the "Market Profiles" section, while the "Success Stories" tab emphasizes high-points with accompanying videos. Photo-based highlights and additional notes complete the online report.   A...

(Posted Tue. Feb 19th, 2013)

Keywords: Trade USGC

Feb. 19: More than 200 delegates attended the U.S. Grains Council's 10th International Marketing Conference and 53rd Annual Membership Meeting in Charleston, S.C., last week. There, attendees, including leadership from the National Corn Growers Association, reviewed strategies and opportunities for competing in the rapidly changing global marketplace.“Coordination is essential to best leveraging the checkoff dollars entrusted to us,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “The programs run by NCGA and USGC complement one another in many ways with the Council engaging in valuable projects overseas to cultivate markets for U.S. corn while NCGA works back home to push for government policies and production strategies that benefit our farmers.”USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight emphasized that now is the time to redouble the Council's efforts – with customer servicing to sustain export demand and ensure that the United States can regain its market share next year, and with continued efforts...