WASHINGTON, DC, US — The Export Exchange 2020 has been rescheduled until 2021 due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The biennial event is sponsored by the US Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy.

“As a result of the coronavirus and our concern for the safety of our attendees who travel from around the globe to come to this event, we’ve decided to postpone Export Exchange until the same time next year,” said event co-sponsors. “Doing so will ensure we will have an event on par with the caliber of the meetings our guests have come to expect — without the specter of COVID-19.”

The rescheduled event is set to be hosted Oct. 6-8, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri, US.

The Export Exchange 2021 is expected to be attended by 200 international purchasers and end-users of coarse grains and related products and an estimated 300 US producers and agribusiness representatives. It offers education opportunities as well as networking with members of the US grains production and export industries.

According to the event sponsors, the buyers from 35 countries who attended the Export Exchange in 2018 reported purchasing an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and co-products, including DDGS and feed grains.

For more information about the 2021 event, visit the exchange website.

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