Reaching out Around the World

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					    Reaching out
Around the World


                           Chris Corry
     Sr. Director for Int’l Operations

                 December 10, 2008
Private – Public Partnership




  U.S. Grains Council –
  U.S. Department of Agriculture
                               www.grains.org
Council Members – A Unique
Partnership
 26 state checkoff boards
  barley, corn & sorghum

 66 agribusinesses
  life science, seed providers, equipment, storage &
  handling, marketing, transportation

 18 grower organizations
  from county to national level

 3 state non-checkoff entities
  state departments of agriculture, economic
  development, etc.
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Checkoff Board Members of
the U.S. Grains Council
Multiplying Member Dollars,

             Member Cash $4.6
                                2.9X
                   USDA Funds $13.9


                          Non-cash $7.4


    5.5 X
    Program
    Value $25.3
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U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL
Around the world; Around the clock




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Marketing Programs
 Market ACCESS – Reducing barriers to free trade

 Market DEVELOPMENT – Building export demand for U.S.
 corn and its products

 Market DEFENSE – Supporting and expanding existing
 U.S. export markets

 Market INTELLIGENCE – Monitor markets for the
 development of opportunities and/or threats, and maintain
 contact with customers


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The Stages of Market Growth
                       RELATIONSHIPS
           Embryonic       Growing         Mature
  Volume




            Market
           ACCESS


                     Market INTELLIGENCE            Time


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The Stages of Market Growth
                       RELATIONSHIPS
           Embryonic      Growing        Mature
  Volume




                           Market
                        DEVELOPMENT


                   Market INTELLIGENCE            Time


                                                  www.grains.org
The Stages of Market Growth
                       RELATIONSHIPS
           Embryonic      Growing         Mature
  Volume




                                          Market
                                         DEFENSE


                   Market INTELLIGENCE             Time


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Building Markets for U.S.
Grains and Products
 Expand Feed Demand
   Egypt cattlemen’s bank, Morocco poultry and beef; Iraq poultry;
   China swine and dairy
 Value Added/Value Enhanced
   DDGS Global Initiative, International Distillers Grains
   Conference; Bioplastics to Japan/Taiwan;
 Trade Policy
   Free-Trade Agreements, India
 Biotechnology
   Approvals in key export markets, low-level presence
 Customer Servicing
   Everywhere, all the time - sorghum in Europe, risk management
   in Mexico, quality assurance Syria
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today’s market
“quote of the day”
Life is complicated. It is tough to predict
what people will do, especially when
everything is in flux…

Our overseas markets will be affected by
the global recession…but, they won’t
disappear.

                     Bill Tierney, commodity analyst


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fundamentals for strong for
economic growth

 Privatization
 Trade liberalization
 Creation of a larger middle income segment
 Improved technology & communications




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US Grains Council

Working to create opportunities and market
U.S. feed grains




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    U.S. GRAINS
       COUNCIL
Developing Markets
    Enabling Trade
   Improving Lives


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