NCGA President Says DDGS Sales Conference Critical

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the attendees I spoke with this morning at the Export Exchange 2010 conference is the President/CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, Rick Tolman. I asked Rick what he thought about the conference and its importance to the industry. Rick says it’s critically important and that the DDGS export market is one of the bright spots in the …

Audio, corn, Distillers Grains, NCGA, RFA, USGC

Export Exchange Trade Show

Chuck Zimmerman

There is a trade show element to the Export Exchange 2010 here in Chicago. Here’s out sponsor, Renewable Fuels Association, doing some business on a break in sessions. RFA is our sponsor for coverage of this event. We really do have a very large and diverse crowd attending the conference this year. There are at least 7 translators working to …

Distillers Grains, RFA, USGC

Challenges and Opportunities For DDGS Trade Growth

Chuck Zimmerman

Our keynote speaker at the Export Exchange 2010 is Dr. Robert L. Thompson, Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he held the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy. He is a Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the USDA-USTR Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the International Food and …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Exports, International, RFA, USGC

The Business of Grain Trade and DDGS

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning the Export Exchange 2010 program got started in earnest with opening remarks from Tom Dorr, USGC President/CEO. He says we have nearly 500 attendees from 33 countries. The proceedings will be translated into 7 languages. Tom says that the opportunity to trade across borders helps to improve lives. That opportunity needs to be done in a transparent way …

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Export Exhange Conference Kicks Off

Chuck Zimmerman

The Export Exchange 2010 got off to an official and social start this evening with welcoming remarks from U.S. Grains Council President/CEO Tom Dorr (left) and Renewable Fuels Association President/CEO Bob Dinneen. The conference is focused on connecting international buyers of DDGS and coarse grains with the U.S. market. I don’t know what the attendance totals are here but we …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, RFA, USGC

Ethanol Report on Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Renewable Fuels Association (RA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen and U.S. Grains Council (USGC) CEO and president Tom Dorr about promoting exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The two organizations are working together on the upcoming “Export Exchange” conference that will focus on increasing U.S. exports …

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Ethanol Co-Product Exports Climbing

Cindy Zimmerman

Distillers grains exports are hitting new highs. Exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) hit a new record in July of 886,300 metric tons – which is more than was exported in the entire year in 2004. Total exports this year so far are 4.95 million metric tons, getting close to the total last year of …

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Ethanol Co-Product Hitting “Feed Wall”

Cindy Zimmerman

We hear a lot about the blend wall for ethanol in the United States market, but there’s also a wall that the ethanol co-product Dried Distillers Grains (DDGS) in hitting with the livestock industry. “We’ve already run into a feed wall,” says Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “While domestic markets for DDGS continue to expand, quite …

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Ethanol Co-Product Helps Increase Ag Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. agricultural exports picture continues to be a bright one thanks in part to more exports of the ethanol by-product dried distillers grains (DDGs). In the latest USDA report on exports, the forecast for 2010 exports was increased to $107.5 billion, up $3 billion compared to the May estimate. Almost half of that gain was in the revised estimate …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, USGC

Export Exchange Focuses on Ethanol By-Product

Cindy Zimmerman

The upcoming Export Exchange 2010 is shaping up to be a must-attend event for anyone involved in the production of ethanol who also produces the co-product dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), which is becoming a major export commodity from the United States. The Export Exchange, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), features …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA, USGC