Piecing Together the Possibilities
Global markets are an ever changing puzzle, and it's the job of the U.S. Grains Council to fit the pieces together, build partnerships and take advantage of the possibilities. Opportunities in developing markets are significant. After all, nearly 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside the United States.
With the most modern, innovative and productive agricultural system the world has ever seen, the United States enjoys a significant advantage in agricultural trade. In fact, agriculture is a U.S. trade champion, producing a record $141 billion in sales in fiscal 2013.
The Council worked tirelessly supporting global buyers when U.S. stocks were tight due to last year's drought. Sales then rebounded as the new crop reached market. As China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and other buyers returned to sourcing U.S. grains, it was rewarding to see efforts designed to maintain relationships pay dividends so quickly.