Building markets in Southeast Asia with the U.S. Grains Council

Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek and Kansas Corn Commission Chairman Dennis McNinch are in Southeast Asia with the US Grains Council for the Southeast Asia US Agricultural Cooperators Conference. K-State’s International KSU IGP Institute’s Carlos Campabadal with K-State’s International Grains Program presented his research for USGC’s US Corn Storage in Tropical Weather Project research at the conference. The research aims to help buyers have good storage strategies to maintain quality of U.S. corn in tropical weather locations like Southeast Asia. The group visited the Malayan Flour Mill near Lumut, Malaysia. The company was a partner in our corn storage project and produces feed for a major poultry operation and for fish farms. At the conference in Singapore, Dennis McNinch gave a presentation, speaking on the outlook for US corn. Krissek and McNinch will join USGC in meetings with buyers from other Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and South Korea, the third largest export buyer of U.S. corn, for meetings to discuss corn and ethanol exports. The Kansas Corn Commission funds both US Grains Council and IGP to build markets for U.S. corn around the world.