Moving More Ethanol Exports

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U.S. ethanol exports are setting records this year and that is due at least in part to the efforts of the U.S. Grains Council ethanol advisory team, chaired this year by Jim Glavin, CEO of Lakeview Energy. Galvin spoke at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference last week in Omaha about some of the global headwinds and tailwinds …

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Iowa Farmer is 1st Woman to Chair USGC

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Iowa farmer Deb Keller was elected as U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver, Washington earlier this month. She is the first female selected for the role in the organization’s nearly 60 year history. Keller’s experience as a strong advocate for trade will amplify the Council’s mission of developing markets, enabling …

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Brazil Delays Tariff Decision

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The U.S. ethanol industry is encouraged by a 30 day delay by the Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade in making a decision on a proposed 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen and Growth Energy CEO Emily …

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Mexico Important Trading Partner for Corn

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts asked grain industry officials from Mexico and the United States join him Tuesday for a press conference to highlight the importance of Mexico to U.S. agriculture and how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has benefited both countries. “Bilateral trade with Mexico has helped grow agriculture in our state over the years,” said Governor Ricketts. …

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Groups Comment on Proposed Canada Clean Fuel Standard

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A recent U.S. ethanol industry mission to Canada delivered the message that ethanol can help them achieve their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030. Following the mission, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) last week in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) …

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Saudi Arabia Buying More US DDGs

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Saudi Arabia is ramping up its purchases of the ethanol co-product distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) from the United States, according to the U.S. Grains Council. Last month, Saudi buyers purchased 18,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS, a relatively large amount and a dramatic increase from total sales of just 8,400 metric tons in 2014. While the dairy and …

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#Ethanol Shaping The Future of Exports

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Ethanol was a popular topic for discussion during the 2017 U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Winter Meeting, held last week in Panama City, Panama, with many USGC representatives believing that improving global ethanol demand will be key in sustaining a successful export market for U.S. corn and corn products. “Our ethanol program that we’ve put a lot of effort in recently …

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Trade Talk about Ethanol Exports at #USGC17

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Exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers feed co-products has been a big topic this week at the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 14th International Marketing Conference & 57th Annual Membership Meeting in Panama City, Panama. USGC president and CEO Tom Sleight says the export picture is changing but still positive. “Last year we had China buying a lot, now Brazil is …

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Trump Urged to Address China #Ethanol Trade Barriers

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Ethanol and grain trade organizations are urging President Donald Trump to put America first and address “China’s recent implementation of protectionist trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDGS).” The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy sent a letter to the president this week calling his attention to …

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China Imposing Duties on U.S. DDGS

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Almost exactly one year after initiating anti-dumping countervailing duty investigations into U.S. produced distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced anti-dumping and countervailing duties beginning today. The decision comes just ten days after action by the Chinese government to increase tariffs on imported U.S. ethanol from 5 to 30 percent. “The U.S. Grains Council …

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