Ag Export Coalition Urges Increased Funding for Export Programs

cindy zimmerman

More than 120 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports are urging leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture to increase funding for USDA export promotion programs in the new farm bill. The coalition ssent a letter to Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX), and Ranking Minority Member Collin Peterson (D-MN), asking them to increase funding for the Market …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Exports, Specialty Crops

U.S. Grain Inspection – What to Expect

jamie johansen

One of the breakout sessions during the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange provided an overview on how the soy and grain inspection system operated. This gave U.S. growers a better understanding of how their grain was managed once it left the farm and more importantly provided international buyers with the information needed to ensure they were getting a quality …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Exports, GIPSA, Grains, Soybean, trade, USDA, USSEC

Nebraska Proudly Hosts #USSoyExchange

jamie johansen

To kick off the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley provided opening remarks to the international and domestic soybean audience. I was able to speak with the Lt. Governor who shared how proud the state is of its agricultural industry. He said, “It’s really the backbone of our economy. We like to grow things.” “It’s …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Exports, Markets, Soybean, trade, USSEC

GROWMARK and COFCO Announce Grain Partnership

cindy zimmerman

GROWMARK and COFCO officials sign agreement A new grain partnership was created on Friday between agricultural cooperative GROWMARK, Inc. and global supply chain agribusiness COFCO International Limited (CIL) providing a direct link from farmers in the Midwest to the global marketplace, and China in particular. “We now have a direct pipeline from our growers to the end user,” said Brent …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Exports, Grains, Growmark, transportation

A Growing North Asia U.S. Soy Market

jamie johansen

To kick off the 2017 U.S. Soy GLobal Trade Exchange eleven Chinese purchasing agreements were signed with five U.S. soybean exporters for 3.8 MMT valued at $1.561 billion. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Midwest Shippers Association serve as hosts for the conference where over 250 international buyers representing over 55 countries attend. “These companies are very loyal buyers …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Exports, International, Markets, Soybean, USSEC

Relationships Drive U.S. Soy Exports

kelly marshall

The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show in Omaha, Nebraska is running full tilt and Jamie Johansen has it covered.  In her interview with U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) CEO Jim Sutter, the two addressed the relationship building essential to trade and the reasons the global market chooses U.S. soy. “This [event] is just …

AgWired Precision, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

International Buyers of U.S. Soy Convene in Omaha

jamie johansen

Next week, U.S. soybean farmers will have the opportunity to meet the international buyers responsible for purchasing the 60% of soybeans exported from the U.S. each year. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) will host its 5th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Aug. 15-17 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. It will be our second year to cover the event and …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

Farm Equipment Exports Down 14 Percent

Kelly Marshall

The first three quarters of the year show a 14 percent drop in U.S. agriculture equipment exports compared to the same time frame in 2015.  That’s a difference of more than $5 billion, says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Europe and Central America continued to be the growth leaders with Asia leading the double-digit declines for the other world regions, according …

AEM, Equipment, Exports

Invisible Organization Plays Important Role

Kelly Marshall

National Grain and Feed Association is one of those invisible sectors of agriculture, says Randy Gordon. With 1,100 member companies surrounding the feed and grain industry, however, they play a critical role for growers. The ability to help farmers add value to their products through exports and animal agriculture is why we have markets for the grain grown in this …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Grain, NAFB

#ExEx16 Hears La Nina Weather Forecast

Kelly Marshall

No matter where on the supply chain you are, members of the agriculture industry are always interested in the weather.  Kyle Tamely, a senior ag meteorologist with MDA Weather Services, recently spoke at the Export Exchange 2016 conference, presenting on weather trends and the global grain market to international buyers and domestic suppliers of corn, ethanol co-products, sorghum and barley. La …

Ag Group, Audio, Events, Exports, weather