Invisible Organization Plays Important Role

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Audio, Exports, Grain, NAFB

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 … Read More

#ExEx16 Hears La Nina Weather Forecast

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Audio, Events, Exports, weather

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 … Read More

Field to Market Offers Measurable Sustainability

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Audio, Energy, environment, Exports, Grain, International, sustainability

Addressing the issue of sustainability with international buyers of U.S. grains at the Export Exchange 2016 was Field to Market data and technology director Paul Hishmeh. Field to Market focuses on quantifiable sustainability in agriculture and Hishmeh brought an overview of what that looks like to the conference, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels … Read More

Precision Investments Paying Off

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, Corn, Exports, Grain

The chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) says the investment farmers have made in new technology and equipment is paying off for their customers. Maryland farmer Chip Councell, who was attending an event in Detroit this week to promote exports of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products to international buyers, related how farmers in his area were able to … Read More

Over 300 Global US Soy Customers Attend Trade Exchange

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Exports, Feed, Food, Soybeans, USSEC

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries around the world, focused … Read More

China Commits to 146 Million Bushels New Crop US Soy

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Exports, Soybeans, USSEC, Video

During the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, buyers from China committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of new crop U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made official at a signing during the event, hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). “China continues to be the No. 1 … Read More

Soybean Growers from 11 States to Lead ASA’s WISHH

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASA, Exports, Soybeans

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins confirmed 15 soybean growers from 11 states to serve as ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program committee in 2016-17. Officers are: Chairman Daryl Cates (IL), Vice Chair Levi Huffman (IN); Treasurer Stan Born (IL); and Secretary E.L. Reed (MO). New WISHH Committee members include: Tim Bardole (IA); Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare … Read More

US Corn Exports to Malaysian Resumes

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Corn, Exports

It’s been five years since U.S. grain landed in Malaysia.  Member of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) were recently on hand to welcome the first vessel of corn into the country since the drought in 2012/13.  The grain was loaded from the Pacific Northwest and was sold from one USGC member to another, destined for serval key USGC allies. “This … Read More

EU Approves Three Soy Biotech Traits

Kelly MarshallAg Group, EU, Exports, Soybeans, Traits

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has just announced the approval of three biotech soybean traits by the European Union.  Now ready for import and processing are: Monsanto’s Xtend (dicamba x glyphosate MON87708 x MON89788) Monsanto’s Vistive Gold (high oleic x glyphosate MON87705 x MON89788) Bayer CropScience’s Balance GT (glyphosate x HPPD inhibitor FG72) “The EU’s approval of these events … Read More

US Equipment Exports Continue to Decline

Lizzy SchultzAEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Equipment, Exports, International, Machinery, trade

Exports of U.S.-made agricultural equipment for first quarter 2016 are down 8 percent overall compared to first quarter 2015, with a total of $1.7 billion shipped to global markets. Europe and Central America each recorded double-digit gains, and the other world regions saw double-digit declines, led by Africa and South America, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which … Read More