Posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM by Iowa Corn
Last week the U.S. Grains Council hosted a Corn Outlook Conference in Tokyo, which attracted 125 attendees including buyers, feed processors of U.S. corn, traders and government officials. Event participants received detailed information on corn quality and global trends in logistics and grain transportation. This year, more focused discussions on systematic analysis of corn quality, compared to past Corn Outlook Conferences, received favorable feedback from attendees.
Tetsuo Tommy Hamamoto, Japan Director of U.S. Grains Council said, "We were able to strengthen ties with the Japanese customers and convey our message that U.S. corn farmers commits to stable supply of quality corn to them." Kyle Phillips and Duane Aistrope attended the conference, relaying the message as a ‘real voice’ from farmers.
One of the key messages in this year's conference was the assurance by the well known and trusted grain analyst, Arvid Hawk, president of Global Agriculture Consulting LLC., of the current high quality corn being delivered to local elevators. The 2011/12 crop exhibits good test weight, low moisture level, low stress cracks and BCFM, high-crude protein levels and low incidence of mycotoxins. Since buyers and processors are always interested in the most updated information on corn quality, Hawk's presentation of the Council's Corn Harvest Quality Report 2011/12 provided critial analysis for attendees. Conference participants expressed particular interest in reading such a well-organized, systematic, quality report on a regular basis in the future.