WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Exports of wheat flour from the United States in the 2016 calendar year increased 14% from the prior year’s outgo and were the largest since 2002, according to the U.S. Customs Service. Shipment of flour to foreign destinations in the past calendar year totaled 7,344,000 cwts, against 6,429,000 cwts in the previous year and the recent shipment low of 3,418,000 cwts in 2006. The past year’s U.S. flour outgo was the largest in 14 years, or since 2002, when the outgo was 9,246,000. The recent peak in U.S. flour exports occurred in 1995, with clearances of 23,566,000 cwts. As has been true in recent years, the major share of U.S. flour exports in 2016 went to the two neighboring countries of Mexico and Canada. In 2017, these two accounted for total shipments of 6,785,000 cwts, or 92% of aggregate foreign shipments.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, US — The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) welcomed thousands of visitors to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US, from Jan. 24-26.
After having to cancel the 2021 show due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and reduced attendance in 2022, this year’s turnout had organizers optimistic and suppliers and visitors making more connections for their businesses.
World Grain was on the expo floor covering the event and educational sessions, which was co-sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), US Poultry and Egg Association and the American Meat Institute.
Check out some World Grain photos from this year and mark your calendars for IPPE from Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2024.