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Foreign Feed Grain Importers Visit Southern States to Forge Relationships with US Sorghum Suppliers

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:12:04 CDT

Foreign Feed Grain Importers Visit Southern States to Forge Relationships with US Sorghum Suppliers Two teams of feed grain industry importers – from South America and China – are in Minneapolis for Export Exchange before heading to the southern U.S. to meet with suppliers and exporters of U.S. corn, its co-products and sorghum.


Export Exchange is a biennial educational and trade forum for U.S. feed grains that will host approximately 200 international buyers and end-users organized into 21 U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade teams.Both teams will meet with U.S. suppliers and get a chance to learn about current supply and demand for U.S. feed products.


The Council is working with the teams in cooperation with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP).


"We are excited to host the upcoming trade teams and grow our network at Export Exchange 2018 as sorghum exports have represented a large portion of the U.S. sorghum marketplace over the last few years," said Florentino Lopez, Sorghum Checkoff executive director. "The Sorghum Checkoff is dedicated to building strong relationships between buyers and sellers, resulting in continued sorghum sales."


Export Exchange issponsored by the USGC, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, allowing these buyers to meet with U.S. sellers of corn, sorghum, barley, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed.


“At a time when the U.S is looking to create new trade agreements, highlighting the importance of international trade can be no better illustrated than by Export Exchange and the trade team visits before and after the event,” said Jim Stitzlein, USGC chairman.


“It is essential for us to strengthen the bonds between suppliers and partner countries, and the connections made at this critical event will not only help propel our industry this year, but for years to come.”


In addition to networking opportunities, these attendeestraveling to Export Exchangewill be briefed on the global supply and demand situation, transportation issues and challenges, the global grains outlook,new advances in DDGS and poultry, food safety regulations, and agribusiness, the current U.S. policy environment and more.


Export Exchange also highlights the importance of strong trade policy and market development to U.S. agriculture. The Council, in partnership with USCP, works in more than 50 countries and the European Union to market U.S. grains and their related products and build long-term demand from loyal customers.


While visiting Export Exchange and these respective states, individuals on the teamshave opportunities to directly do business and make connections to facilitate future sales.After Export Exchange, the South American delegation will visit export facilities in New Orleans and an ethanol plant and corn and sorghum farms Texas. The Chinese delegation will visit corn and sorghum farms in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas as well as an ethanol plant, local elevators and transloading facilities.


This work is a critical piece of market development programs operated by the Council in more than 50 global markets, with funding from organizations like USCP, the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program in the U.S. farm bill.


"Our growers need the farm bill to cross the finish line as momentum is vital in farming and markets," said Wayne Cleveland, Texas Grain Sorghum Producers executive director. "Farmers need to know the farm program rules for financing and planning intentions going forward, and continual funding of MAP and FMD are key to increasing market opportunities."


More information on Export Exchange 2018 is available at www.exportexchange.org. More from the USGC is at www.grains.org and more from USCP is at www.sorghumcheckoff.com.


Source - The United Sorghum Checkoff Program




   

 

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