Getting Ready for Export Exchange

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Getting Ready for Export Exchange By Andy Eubank – Oct 18, 2012 Facebook Twitter The 2012 Export Exchange is coming up next week in Minneapolis, the second event of its kind co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association to bring together buyers and sellers of grains and livestock feed, including the ethanol by-product distillers dried grains with solubles or DDGS.“The Export Exchange is a fabulous opportunity for customers to get together with suppliers internationally,” says RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen. “We’ll have more than 300 countries represented. There will be users of distillers dried grains from China to Europe to South America. Just about every ethanol producer – or I should say DDGS producer – will be in attendance.”RFA VP of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper says about 25% of the distillers grains that have been produced by U.S. ethanol plants in the last several years has been exported. “Last year we shipped distillers grains to more than 50 countries, so it’s really become a huge component of the global feed market,” he said, noting that if the supply of distillers grains was a nation’s corn crop, it would rank as the fourth largest in the world behind the U.S., Brazil and China.While DDGS output has decreased this year as ethanol production has slowed down as a result of the drought, Cooper says we are still seeing very strong demand for distillers grains because it is priced lower than corn but provides more nutrition and energy value for livestock and poultry.Source: SHARE SHARE Previous articleCrude Oil Steady After Chinese DataNext articleRegistration Deadline Nears for Hoosier Beef Congress Andy Eubank Getting Ready for Export Exchangelast_img read more

The science behind the new dietary guidelines report

first_img Read Full Story What should we eat to be healthy — and to stay that way?More fruits and vegetables. Less red and processed meat. Whole grains instead of refined. Nonfat dairy foods, legumes, nuts, and seafood. Fewer foods with added sugars or high levels of saturated fat and sodium.And foods with cholesterol, like eggs — long seen as unhealthy — are now considered OK. That’s because recent research shows only a weak link between cholesterol in the diet and blood cholesterol, and moderate egg consumption—up to one egg a day — is not associated with heart disease among healthy people.These are some of the main recommendations from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which last week issued a report on how food, nutrition, and physical activity can promote the health of the U.S. population.Many of the DGAC committee members came together, both in-person and via a live webcast, at a February 25, 2015 symposium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Presenters included Harvard Chan’s Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology, and committee chair Barbara Millen, former professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and now president of public health startup Millennium Prevention. The event, held at Kresge’s Snyder Auditorium, also drew hundreds of online viewers.last_img read more