USGC Global Update for April 5, 2012 Print
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:20

Highlights from the Council's Online News Room

News Room:
- USGC's Analysis of USDA's Prospective Planting and Grain Stocks Reports
- Bryan Lohmar Named U.S. Grains Council China Director
Chart of the Week: U.S. Corn Area Planting and Yield
Word from the Ground:
- Council Activities Grow DDGS Demand in Saudi Arabia
- New Buyers Emerge for Brazilian Corn
- An Order for Italian Take-Out
Council News:
- USGC Membership Services Gets Revamped
Council Cast
- Thomas Dorr Audio on China Director
- Wendell Shauman Audio on China Mission


USGC's Analysis of USDA's Prospective Planting and Grain Stocks Reports
Get the U.S. Grains Council's analysis and perspective on USDA's annual publications, Prospective Planting and Grain Stocks. For the full report, CLICK HERE.

Bryan Lohmar Named U.S. Grains Council China Director
The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bryan Lohmar as its new director in China. In this capacity, Lohmar will oversee the Council's programs in the country while maintaining and fostering key relationships with Chinese policy officials. READ MORE

Chart of the Week: U.S. Corn Area Planting and Yield
According to the recently released USDA reports, U.S. producers are projected to plant a record 95.9 million acres (38.81 million hectares) of corn in 2012 - the highest corn planted area since 1937. More factoids on the 2012 planting season are available here. READ MORE

Word from the Ground: Council Activities Grow DDGS Demand in Saudi Arabia
In a country whose economy is largely dependent on oil exports, the ethanol industry (and related co-products) is often maligned and a large target of contention and discomfort within Saudi Arabia. READ MORE

Word from the Ground: New Buyers Emerge for Brazilian Corn
We are seeing major changes taking place in buyers of Brazilian corn. The biggest surprise is Taiwan, which leads this period, purchasing almost 250,000 metric tons (9.8 million bushels) of corn. READ MORE

Word from the Ground: An Order for Italian Take-Out
The Council’s Japan office participated in the Italian Cuisine Show held last week in Tokyo. More than 3,000 Italian chefs and restaurateurs were on-site to showcase their specialty dishes that featured corn flour as the star ingredient. READ MORE

Council News: USGC Membership Services Gets Revamped
To meet the evolving and expanding demands of our membership, the Council is excited to announce Lyndsey Erb-Sharkey’s position with the Council has been reclassified and re-titled to manager of membership. READ MORE

Council Cast:
Listen here to USGC President and CEO, Thomas Dorr on the new China Director
Listen here to commentary by Wendell Shauman, USGC Chairman, on his recent mission to China

COUNCIL ACTIVITY CALENDAR
April 9 - 20: The Council, in collaboration with the Sino-U.S. Dairy Management Training Center, will host a corn silage demonstration program in China to expand the demand for feed grains and co-products in the Chinese dairy industry. Two USGC consultants will conduct on-farm consultations and short-course training sessions for local growers to learn about corn silage techniques and the benefits of incorporating U.S. DDGS in livestock rations. For more information, contact Kyle Cromer, USGC international operations coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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