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US exports based on quality and relationships

A Wisconsin farmer who serves on the U.S. Grains Council board says much of the export business is based on grain quality and good relationships with trading partners. Shane Goplin tells Brownfield the U.S. has more regulations, leading to higher costs, but the feed... Read More.

Ethanol exports start 2024 on a down note

2024 started with a month-to-month decline for U.S. ethanol exports. The Renewable Fuels Association says January ethanol exports were 150 million gallons, 4% less than December, with Canada taking the top spot for the 34th month in a row, followed by India, which took... Read More.

Wisconsin farmer eyes exports for price support

A farmer in southeastern Wisconsin is looking to the export market to help firm up corn prices. Ken Rosenow of Oconomowoc is a director on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and serves on the Western Hemisphere A-team for the U.S. Grains Council. He says ethanol... Read More.

Potato industry wants exports enhanced

The head of the National Potato Council says expanded access to potato export markets could create an additional $1 billion in economic activity.   Kam Quarles says a new report from Michigan State University finds tariffs, exchange rates, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures are... Read More.

Will soy exports start to pick up steam?

An ag economist says he remains optimistic about U.S. soybean exports despite a slow start to the year. Mac Marshall vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board. “We’re in early February, so we’re past that crest of the year when we’re... Read More.

December ethanol exports solid

Ethanol exports ended 2023 on a strong note. The Renewable Fuels Association says December’s ethanol exports of 155.6 million gallons were up 34% from November, which pulled annual exports to 1.43 billion gallons, the third largest volume on record. Canada took the top slot... Read More.

Morocco seen as gateway for ag exports into Africa

Minnesota’s top ag official points to one African country that could unlock export opportunities throughout the continent. Commissioner Thom Petersen recently returned from a trade mission to Morocco and says the focus was on grain, feed, and the Port of Duluth. “Keep in mind too,... Read More.

Corn, soy exports heading in opposite direction

A market analyst suggests U.S. corn and soybean exports are heading in opposite directions. Jeff Peterson with Heartland Farm Partners says corn projections look pretty good with export sales about 30 percent higher compared to a year ago. “I’m talking crop year-to-date, starting on September... Read More.

RFA: U.S. ethanol exports down in November

U.S. ethanol exports declined slightly from October to November. The Renewable Fuels Association says ethanol exports of 115.9 million gallons were down 1% on the month, with Canada claiming the top spot for the 32nd month in a row. Colombia took second place with... Read More.