U.S. Grains Council Chairman Chad Willis says key markets for grains and byproducts are holding steady. “If you look at this past year, China came on like gangbusters and hopefully we can keep that market going. Our neighbors, Mexico and Canada, have also been good markets; Canada with ethanol and Mexico with corn and barley. Their appetite for protein over there is huge, and I think the market will stay hot for a while.” With more focus on climate issues, Willis believes more countries with continue to increase inputs of ethanol. “There’s a lot of countries that want to reduce their carbon and we all know that ethanol can get us the quickest carbon reduction in the fuel supply, even over electric.” Willis is currently in South Korea on a USGC trade mission.
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