Taiwan imports most U.S. corn in seven years

Country pledges more during goodwill mission.

Date: Sep 15, 2017

Members of the 2017 Agriculture Trade Goodwill Mission pledged Sept. 13 to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bu.) of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) between 2018 and 2019, echoing a rebound in U.S. corn sales to this long-term trading partner.

The corn delegation of the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission visited the farm of Chip Councell, past chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

“The council has worked in Taiwan for more than four decades as part of a long-term effort to secure market share and food security through trade,” said Clover Chang, USGC director in Taiwan. “The council works to help improve efficiency in Taiwan’s domestic meat, milk and egg production, instill confidence in U.S. feed grains and co-products and ensure no disruption in the trade between the two countries.”

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