Corn Mission Summary

In Exports, Trade by Cindy

U.S. Grains Council Corn Mission to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan has been immortalized in a 17 minute slide presentation by Chuck Zimmerman of ZimmComm New Media who documented the mission in photos and audio: U.S. Grains Council – 2009 Corn Mission from Chuck Zimmerman on Vimeo. ShareEmailPrint

Corn Mission Accomplished

In Exports, International, Trade by Cindy

The U.S. Grains Council Corn Mission team to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan has concluded and the group is back safe and sound on American soil. Chuck Zimmerman reports on some final thoughts from the mission: A consistent theme was the growth potential in these markets. That’s why the USGC has people on the ground working to develop new business opportunities …

Growth of Grain Imports In Morocco

In Exports, Trade by Cindy

A team of corn growers on a mission in Morocco this week heard from Kurt Shultz, Director for the Mediterranean and Africa for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), about the agriculture industry in Morocco and the potential it holds for U.S. grain producers. Chuck Zimmerman, who is blogging the trip on Agwired and The Grain Board, reports that Kurt told …

Corn Growers on a Mission in Morocco

In Trade by Cindy

The 2009 U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Corn Mission team landed in Casablanca today for the first leg of a trip that includes Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. Blogging for the team is Chuck Zimmerman (far left in the photo) of ZimmComm New Media who already has interviews with the entire team posted for your listening pleasure here on Agwired. The team …

U.S. Corn Grower in China

In Audio, Exports, International, Trade by Cindy

National Corn Growers Association board member Guy Davenport of North Carolina has been taking part in the U.S. Grains Council’s Annual China Corn Tour this month which has already visited Northern China Plain regions of Henan, Anhui, Hebei and Shandong Provinces and is now touring the drought stricken Northeast region of China. During a conference call from China this morning, …

Tom Dorr Named New CEO of Grains Council

In Exports, General, Trade, USDA by Cindy

A man with his roots in corn has been chosen to help take U.S. corn exports to the next level. It was officially announced today that former USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Thomas C. Dorr will serve as president and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, effective November 16. Before serving the USDA for seven years, Dorr was an Iowa …

Meat Comes from Corn

In Exports, Livestock, State Groups, Trade by Cindy

Corn growers and meat exporters have teamed up to remind consumers in Asia that the best tasting beef and pork is made from corn. A campaign sponsored by the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and the U.S. Meat Export Federation has produced these colorful posters to be used in retail campaigns and special culinary events. “While consumers in Japan always say …

Corn Growers at Grains Council Meeting

In Audio, Exports, Trade by Cindy

Ran into a few corn growers out in San Diego today at the U.S. Grains Council’s 49th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. I got a chance to chat for a few minutes with National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Darrin Ihnen of South Dakota about a number of topics, including how NCGA works with USGC. “We work very well …

Parting Thoughts From Secretary Schafer

In General, government, Trade by Cindy

With only about 10 days left in office, Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer spoke to reporters this week about the accomplishments of the Bush administration for American agriculture. “This administration has ushered in a time of remarkable prosperity and growth in the agriculture economy,” said Schafer. “Strong commodity prices, rising export demand, and the rapid growth of renewable fuels industry in …