WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are pleased to announce that the organizations have confirmed a cadre of high-profile speakers for Export Exchange 2022, Oct. 12-14.

Early registration for members, non-members and international buyers ends Sunday, Aug. 7, so attendees are encouraged to register before then.

“Our speakers will bring a fresh perspective to Export Exchange, speak to the burgeoning international grains market and the trends and future of it from the supply chain perspective,” the sponsors shared jointly. “We look forward to hosting all of them to gain unique insight into the state of the industry.

“DDGS and other co-products are a vitally important part of the global feed market and provide a value-added market for the U.S. ethanol industry. In fact, nearly one out of every three tons of distillers grains produced last year was exported. Export Exchange will help connect producers and marketers of these co-products with users around the globe.”

While speakers are still being added to the roster, the line-up at this time includes:
• Policy Opportunities and Challenges, Jason Hafemeister, U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Financial Outlook, Arlan Suderman, StoneX
• Shipping Overview, Jay O’Neil, Kansas State University
• High Protein DDGS, Kurt Rosentrater, Iowa State University
• Aquaculture Outlook, Ronnie Tan, U.S. Grains Council
• Red Meat Outlook, Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends
• Sorghum – The Right Choice, Norma Ritz-Johnson, United Sorghum Checkoff Program
The meeting’s tentative agenda can be found here: https://grains.org/exportexchange/agenda/

Held every other year and sponsored by the Council, Growth Energy, and RFA, Export Exchange brings together international buyers and U.S. sellers of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), as well as other feed grain products. The conference in Minneapolis is expected to attract more than 350 attendees, including 150 from 50 countries participating as part of USGC trade teams.

More information about ExEx 2022, including registration details, is available at www.exportexchange.org or on social media using the hashtag #ExEx22.

Members of the media covering the grain trade and ethanol industries can request waived registration for the conference via the registration process.

Those interested in receiving conference updates should send an email to [email protected]

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