Ethanol Groups Respond to EU Investigation

Cindy Zimmerman

The European Commission today issued a “general disclosure document” setting forth its proposed ruling in the anti-dumping investigation involving U.S. ethanol exports to Europe. Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued a joint statement on the issue: “We continue to cooperate with the Commission’s investigation. We are troubled by news that the Commission is recommending a 9.6 percent …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, International, RFA

RFA Calls for Removal of Trade Distorting Policies

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling on the Obama Administration to help remove certain trade distorting policies in Brazil that they say have contributed to the dramatic decline in exports of ethanol to Brazil. The organization’s President and CEO, Bob Dinneen, sent a letter to US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk asking for assistance on the matter. The letter seeks …

Alternative energy, biofuels, Brazil, Ethanol, Exports, RFA

Internationalists Share Views On US Competitiveness

Jamie Johansen

During the recent 2012 Export Exchange a few key leaders in the international market took the stage in a panel to share their perception on United States competitiveness in grain production. Adel Yusupov, Southeast Asia Regional Director for US Grains Council, served as the moderator for the panel. Panelists consisted of: Willis Wu-Yeh Cheng, Chairman, Charoen Pokphand (Taiwan) Mousa Wakila, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Export Exchange, Exports, International, Production, USGC

Outlook For The Supply & Demand Of DDGS

Jamie Johansen

Distiller grain production was a hot topic discussed throughout the 2012 Export Exchange. Dr. Bob Wisner, Agriculture Extension Economics at Iowa State University, shared his research on the future of DDGS and what we can expect in the coming years. He also spoke on how this years drought affected DDGS production and it’s long-term affect on our US supply. “The …

Audio, corn, Distillers Grains, Export Exchange, Exports, livestock feed

World Grain Buyers Get US Producer Perspectives

Jamie Johansen

Grain buyers from around the world in attendance at the 2012 Export Exchange had the opportunity to embrace the US producers perspective on the 2012 crop through a producer panel during the opening general session. Key panelists were Ron Gray, Illinois farmer and Secretary/Treasurer of the US Grains Council, and John Mages, Minnesota farmer and Chairman of the Minnesota Corn …

Agribusiness, Audio, conferences, corn, Distillers Grains, Education, Export Exchange, Exports, Farming, sorghum, Soybeans, USGC

Outlook for Global Grain & Renewable Energy

Jamie Johansen

To kick off the 2012 Export Exchange attendees heard from keynote speaker Carl Casale, President and CEO of CHS, Inc., on the outlook for global grains and renewable energy. Casale started off stated that the outlook simply depends on lots of different things and we have to focus on what we do know. He left attendees with one question: Do …

Audio, conferences, corn, Export Exchange, Exports, Soybeans

Export Exchange: Bringing Buyers & Sellers Together

Jamie Johansen

The key purpose for the 2012 Export Exchange was for buyers and sellers to meet and establish important relationships. The event sponsored by the US Grain Council and Renewable Fuels Association focused on getting answers, making contacts and building business. During the conference I had the opportunity to talk with Tom Sleight, President & CEO of the US Grains Council, …

Agribusiness, Audio, conferences, corn, Distillers Grains, Export Exchange, Exports, RFA, USGC

Supply & Demand of US/World Coarse Grains

Jamie Johansen

A highlight for the 2012 Export Exchange was Dr. Joe Glauber’s comments on the supply and demand of the United States and worlds coarse grains. Dr. Glauber is the Chief Economist for the United State Department of Agriculture. Attendees from across the world listened as he discussed the aftermath of the US drought and the goals for price moderation worldwide. …

Audio, conferences, Export Exchange, Exports, Price, USDA

Geoff Cooper Addresses Attendees at Export Exchange

Jamie Johansen

Attendees for the 2012 Export Exchange were the audience for Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Cooper, who serves as RFA’s Vice President for Research and Analysis, spoke to over 500 of the worlds feed producers, marketers and buyers. He explained that distillers grains and other ethanol co-products have become a tremendously important component of the global animal …

Agribusiness, Audio, conferences, Export Exchange, Exports, RFA, USGC

Getting Ready for Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2012 Export Exchange is coming up next week in Minneapolis, the second event of its kind co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association to bring together buyers and sellers of grains and livestock feed, including the ethanol by-product distillers dried grains with solubles or DDGS. “The Export Exchange is a fabulous opportunity for customers to …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, RFA