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

Export Exchange 2012 Heads to Minneapolis

Joanna Schroeder

Minneapolis, Minnesota is the home of the Export Exchange 2012 on October 22-24, 2012. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Grain Council and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), past events have attracted nearly 400 people from more than 30 countries ranging from domestic industry leaders to international buyers. There will be many topics of discussion including a big picture overview of key …

Agribusiness, biofuels, conferences, corn, Ethanol, Exports, RFA

Ethanol Output and Exports Drop

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol production is the lowest its been in nearly two years, and exports are continuing to drop. According to the latest Energy Information Administration data, ethanol production averaged 821,000 barrels, or just under 34.5 million gallons, per day the week ending July 6. That is down 36,000 barrels per day from the week before and is the lowest weekly …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports

Ethanol Co-Product Gains Foothold in Oil Country

Cindy Zimmerman

The livestock feed that is a co-product of ethanol production is gaining a foothold in the country that is synonymous with oil, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). Saudi Arabia has always been the oil capitol of the world, but when Venezuela took the number one spot last year, the Saudis began to focus on diversifying …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, International, USGC