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International Coarse Grains Marketing Conference

15 March 2010

US - The US Grains Council is to hold an International Coarse Grains and Co-products Marketing Conference from 7-8 October in Chicago.

The Council is organising the conference to bring US coarse grains and co-products producers and marketers face-to-face with their major export customers.

The Council will bring approximately 140 key foreign buyers to the two-day conference that will focus on issues relating to the international trade of US coarse grains and their co-products.

Speakers and panelists will address the following topics:

  • Outlook for US and world grains and oilseeds;
  • Outlook for the US ethanol industry;
  • Nutritional and economic factors for the use of DDGS and corn gluten in animal rations;
  • Issues for DDGS – transportation, consistency, safety, etc.;
  • Risk management for DDGS and other co-products;
  • Outlook and opportunities for sorghum, barley and specialty products;
  • International trade issues, including market access, biotechnology, safety, sustainability; and
  • Export customer panel.

International participants will include buyers, trading companies, importers, feed mill managers and nutritionists, and major end-users by invitation from USGC staff. US participants will include interested ethanol producers, DDGS marketing companies, export trading companies, wet millers, and producers of corn, sorghum, barley and their co-products.

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