China DDGS Dumping Probe Surprises US

Cindy Zimmerman

The announcement this week out of Beijing that China’s Ministry of Commerce has launched an anti-dumping probe into the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) from the US came as a surprise to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). “The U.S. Grains Council has a 25 year history of market development and capacity building programs in China and values the U.S./China …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, USGC

Swine and Poultry Experts Discuss DDGS Use

Cindy Zimmerman

Swine and poultry producers are using the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as feed for good reasons. Dr. Phillip Smith, a nutritionist with Tyson Foods, spoke at the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council about the value of DDGS in the poultry sector. “It’s a very good …

Audio, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, livestock feed, RFA, USGC

Ethanol Producers Value DDGs Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol producers who attended the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council know how important it is to promote increased exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). “For every three bushels of corn that comes in, you get a bushel of DDG out, and what we sell …

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

Ethanol Report on Export Exchange Turnout

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from participants in last week’s Export Exchange held in Chicago to promote exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). About 500 buyers and sellers of DDGs from the United States and over 30 countries took part in the two day event. We hear from event sponsors Renewable Fuels …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, USGC

Corn Crop Lower But Ethanol Stays Steady

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn production for this year was cut by four percent in the latest forecast out this morning from USDA, a bigger drop than expected by the industry. Corn production is now forecast at 12.7 billion bushels, down 3 percent from last year’s record production of 13.1 billion bushels. Yields are now expected to average 155.8 bushels per acre, down 6.7 …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, USDA, USGC

Politics of U.S. Energy Policy

Chuck Zimmerman

The politics of U.S. Energy Policy was the luncheon topic at the Export Exchange 2010 DDGS conference. Our presenter was Sara Wyant, President, Agri-Pulse Communications. Her company is a diversified communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Arkansas, and Camdenton, Missouri. As a veteran farm policy reporter, she is well recognized on Capitol Hill as well as with …

Audio, Energy, politics, RFA, USGC

RFA President: DDGS and Ethanol Markets Inextricably Linked

Chuck Zimmerman

The President/CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association addressed the Export Exchange 2010 today and highlighted the importance of U.S. ethanol policy and expansion into foreign markets which is critical for the DDGS industry. You can read his full remarks here as well as listen to them below. In his remarks, Dinneen said, “As a nation, failure to continue the growth …

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

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 …

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