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Foreign competitors increasing spending on ag exports

https://www.hoosieragtoday.com/foreign-competitors-increasing-spending-ag-exports/”>More at Hoosier Ag Today“>From NAFB News Service:

Foreign countries that compete with the U.S. for world market share are increasing their spending on promoting ag exports. Several countries, as well as the European Union, spent close to $1 billion in public funds on ag export promotion in 2016. Studies are showing those countries […]


U.S. farmers sow GMO corn banned from China markets

Exporters and farmers going in two different directions on GMO corn underscores a new set of challenges faced by international agricultural commodity traders.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and Bunge Ltd., two of the world’s largest grain traders, are facing a new obstacle in their quest to expand corn exports to China — U.S. farmers.

Six months after […]


U.S. Grains Council to discuss big plans

In an article called Transforming the U.S. Grains Council Begins in Panama , a recent articles outlined plans for the USGC meeting coming up in Panama City on Feb. 13:

Panama Canal modernization isn’t the only fresh, new development to be explored at the U.S. Grains Council’s February membership meeting. Transforming the Council itself will […]