The U.S. Grains Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop markets, enable trade, and improve lives.
The Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board actively support the U.S. Grains Council through both monetary and human capital. The Grains Council works to promote U.S. corn, sorghum and barley around the world. As a Board, we do not have the resources to promote our products overseas so we work through the Grains Council to accomplish this goal.
Every dollar the Board invests in the Grains Council is matched $3.4 to $1 through USDA export promotion programs like the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) funds. These funds are authorized through the Farm Bill and award to different agriculture commodity groups.
Through our support of the Grains Council, Arkansas Corn and Sorghum is promoted to foreign buyers both through trade missions and foreign buying groups coming to Arkansas.
To learn more about the U.S. Grains Council, visit their website.