Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Grains Council has kicked off its 60th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting virtually as the group seeks to help U.S. grain sector leaders assess the challenges affecting their industry and offer reassurance grain exports continue despite disruptions.
The meeting began on an encouraging note from USGC Chairman Darren Armstrong, a farmer from North Carolina, who reviewed the current marketing year’s top five markets for U.S. corn – Mexico, Japan, Colombia, South Korea and China, and the top three markets for U.S. sorghum.
“While the current domestic demand situation is challenging, the export outlook has bright spots to share,” Armstrong said. “Throughout this extraordinary time, U.S. farmers have never stopped working and neither has the U.S. Grains Council.”
USGC will hold its Board of Delegates meeting and conduct elections today (Tuesday.) The meeting will wrap up on Wednesday with virtual Advisory Team meetings in the morning and a closing general session in the afternoon.