WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — In October, top-level officials from several of India's largest agribusinesses will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., for Export Exchange 2012, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) said on Sept. 20. They will make connections with potential U.S. suppliers and learn more about the nutritional advantages U.S. coarse grains and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The trade team will also see how U.S. food production from start to finish, by visiting farming operations, food distributors, and some state checkoff offices.
The Indian trade team includes representatives from Suguna Foods Limited, India's largest poultry producer and largest consumer of corn; SKM Animal Feeds and Foods Limited; and Godrej Agrovevt Limited. Participants are looking to better understand the U.S. coarse grains market, productivity consumption patterns, various uses for corn, and to source DDGS for their respective operations.
The Indian delegation will be part of nearly 200 international buyers of coarse grains and co-products and domestic agribusiness representatives and industry experts attending Export Exchange 2012.