Ethanol Industry Mourns Loss of Randy Ives

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The ethanol industry lost a pioneer and a great friend this week as Randy Ives, 63, of Omaha, Nebraska has passed away after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Ives was a U.S. Grains Council (USGC) delegate and a key figure in the development of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol market …

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ACE Honors Randy Ives with Merle Anderson Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented its highest award to Randy Ives, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) delegate and a key figure in the development of distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol market development programs. The Merle Anderson Award, named after the founder of ACE, is given to individuals who display unmatched dedication and support to the organization …

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Industry Stakeholders Discuss Distillers Feed Products

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently held the first Distillers Feed Products Nutrition Roundtable, bringing together livestock and poultry producers, animal nutrition experts, and ethanol technology providers to discuss the changing number and nutrient profile of distillers feed products. As the profile of distillers feed products change, challenges and opportunities arise. Beef, pork, poultry, and dairy experts, Drs. Dan …

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2018 Second Highest Year for Distillers Grains Exports

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U.S. exports of the ethanol co-product distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). An estimated 31 percent of U.S. DG production was exported in 2018, meaning nearly one out of every three tons produced was exported to 50 countries on …

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Export Exchange Generates $400 Million in Sales

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The recent 2018 Export Exchange in October has generated $403 million in sales of U.S. coarse grains and co-products, including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and feed grains, according to the organizers. Grain buyers from 35 countries attended the conference in Minneapolis, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy to offer an …

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Grains Council Officers Meet in Mexico

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U.S. Grains Council (USGC) officers headed south of the border last week to talk about the new trade agreement and meet with new government officials in the country that accounts for a big chunk of U.S. feed grains exports. Leaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled to Mexico on the heels of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiations, …

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Key DDGS Issues in Focus at #ExEx18

Cindy Zimmerman

Tyson Foods Poultry Nutritionist Philip Smith spoke at the first Export Exchange back in 2010 and he was back again this year at the biennial educational and trade forum to talk about the use of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in poultry feed. Tyson has been using DDGS for feed at numerous locations for almost 15 …

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DDGS in the Spotlight at Export Exchange

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Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis this week highlighted the importance of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) for ethanol producers and the U.S. grains export market. Speakers including Tyson Foods poultry nutritionist Philip Smith, ProExporter senior analyst Bill Holbrook, Renewable Fuels Association Regulatory Affairs Vice President Kelly Davis and Distillers Grains Technology Council’s executive director Kurt Rosentrater covered topics such …

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ExEx18 Keynote Stresses U.S. Trade Advantages

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North America is a leader in both trade and increasing food production for the world, trade needs to grow to provide global food security, trade is already complex so we should work to eliminate unnecessary complexities, and we need to think long term when it comes to trade policy. Those were four key messages that Roger Watchorn, group leader at …

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Export Exchange 2018 is Underway

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More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from some 35 countries are in Minneapolis this week for Export Exchange 2018. The biennial educational and trade forum, co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy, offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to meet and build relationships with domestic suppliers of corn, distillers …

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