Corn Commentary

Working On International Trade

The U.S. Grains Council is holding its 7th Annual International Marketing Conference and 50th Annual Membership Meeting in Mexico. One of the main purposes of this meeting is for the organization to create a new working plan for the development of U.S. grain exports.

Participating in the conference is NCGA CEO, Rick Tolman, seen here addressing one of the meetings. NCGA is one of the founding members of the U.S. Grains Council.

Rick, who worked for USGC for many years, says that NCGA considers the Grains Council their international trade partner. The two organizations have a very strong working relationship. He says one of the things he’s really happy to hear discussed here at this meeting is how well exports of DDGS have been due to the efforts of the Grains Council. That’s good news for corn growers for whom the production of ethanol is so important right now. He says that the Grains Council is looking at other value added products they can promote for export too.

I spoke with Rick in between meetings and you can listen to the interview here: