WASHINGTON, DC, US — Sponsored by the US Grains Council (USGC), 10 trade teams representing global end-users of US feed grains wrapped up the biennial Export Exchange 2022 building business-to-business relationships with producers across 11 states.

Eleven additional groups spent time prior to Export Exchange furthering their connection to US agricultural stakeholders and their understanding of the export system as a whole, the USGC said.

Sponsored by the USGC, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association, Export Exchange is a biennial educational and trade forum for US feed grains that hosts nearly 500 international buyers, importers and domestic suppliers. This year’s edition was held Oct. 12-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. 

“The Council takes pride in being able to attract such diverse groups of international buyers and government officials from various countries in support of Export Exchange and in overall market capacity building,” said Ryan LeGrand, president and chief executive officer of the USGC. “The lasting memories and relationships created from this event will benefit US producers and end-users worldwide for years to come.”

The trade teams represent a wide range of industry leaders who annually contribute to US export numbers in commodities that include corn, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum. 

The trade teams and their travel dates:

  • Canadian corn and DDGS team to Minnesota, Oct. 14
  • Mexican sorghum and DDGS team to Kansas and Texas, Oct. 15-18
  • Latin American logistics team to Minnesota, Michigan and Louisiana, Oct. 15-19
  • Japanese corn team to North Dakota, Oct. 15-19
  • Vietnamese corn team to Indiana and Kentucky, Oct. 15-19
  • North and West African corn, DDGS and sorghum team to Ohio, Oct. 15-19
  • Mexican white corn team to Kentucky and Louisiana, Oct. 15-20
  • Southeast Asian (SEA) aquaculture team to Idaho, Oct. 15-20
  • SEA DDGS team to Illinois, Oct. 15-20
  • Taiwanese corn and DDGS team to Illinois and Washington, Oct. 15-21
The USGC develops export markets for US barley, corn, sorghum and related products, including DDGS and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union.