August 29, 2013

29/08/2013: Olam expands food processing facilities; USGC Taiwan 40th anniversary; Asia feed manager at Wilbur Ellis

Processor of agricultural products, Olam International and IFC have signed a five-year US$120 million loan agreement to finance upgrades and expansion of five food processing facilities in Nigeria and India. 

By generating employment in rural areas and creating new market opportunities, the facilities will be of great benefit to local communities.

On July 1, 1973, the Council inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan through the establishment of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty years later, Taiwan has grown into a consistent top five market for U.S. coarse grains, and the Council enjoys widespread support from our buyers and partners, and high respect throughout Taiwan. - See more at: http://www.grains.org/index.php/2012-04-30-15-22-26/4316-usgc-taiwan-celebrates-40th-anniversary#sthash.4naep7jq.dpuf 
 On July 1, 1973, the Council inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan through the establishment of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty years later, Taiwan has grown into a consistent top five market for U.S. coarse grains, and the Council enjoys widespread support from U.S. grain industry buyers and partners, and high respect throughout Taiwan. 

The Council has worked in Taiwan in virtually every area of demand, trade, policy and marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Taiwan has been receptive to Council initiatives in all areas of livestock industry development; value-added products such as distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), heart-healthy barley, sorghum for beer production, and corn-based bioplastics; policy regarding biotechnology and food safety; and more.
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Wilbur-Ellis Company’s Feed Division, a marketer and distributor of value-added animal feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific, announced today that it has hired Jonathan F. Wilson to serve as managing director of its Feed Asia business. Wilson has lived and worked in the region for over 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer of Gold Coin Group, a large Asia-based organization specializing in animal nutrition, genetic development, and commodity trading businesses.
Forty years ago, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan by setting up an office in Taiwan. Since then, Taiwan has become a major player in the market for U.S. coarse grains. 

The Council has worked with Taiwan in trade, policy and the marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Through their partnership, Taiwan and the U.S. have progressed in areas of livestock industry development; value-added products; biotechnology and food safety.  
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Wilbur-Ellis has announced that it has hired Jonathan F. Wilson to serve as manging director of its Feed Asia business. For the past 20 years, Wilson has worked as chief operating officer of Gold Coin Group, a large Asia-based organisation specialising in animal nutrition, genetic development and commodity trading businesses.

“One of our primary goals in Asia is to support our customers’ efforts to achieve greater efficiencies in feed production; it’s not just about the quality products we bring, but our service and technical expertise as well,” said Wilson.  

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Sitting in an office in Washington, D.C., or in a combine in Nebraska, it can be difficult to grasp the impact of an office and a staff halfway around the world that has been on the job for U.S. coarse grains and co-products producers for 40 years. The U.S. Grains Council, however, recently had the chance to recognize just such contribution as the Council's Taiwan office reaching this milestone.
On July 1, 1973, the Council inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan through the establishment of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty years later, Taiwan has grown into a consistent top five market for U.S. coarse grains, and the Council enjoys widespread support from our buyers and partners, and high respect throughout Taiwan.
"The Council is proud of this partnership, and is grateful for the exemplary work of the Taiwan office in sustaining such a remarkable level of cooperation for 40 years," said Tom Sleight, USGC president and CEO. "The work of the Taiwan office has truly exemplified the Council's mission of Developing Markets, Enabling Trade, Improving Lives."
- See more at: http://www.grains.org/index.php/2012-04-30-15-22-26/4316-usgc-taiwan-celebrates-40th-anniversary#sthash.4naep7jq.dpuf
Sitting in an office in Washington, D.C., or in a combine in Nebraska, it can be difficult to grasp the impact of an office and a staff halfway around the world that has been on the job for U.S. coarse grains and co-products producers for 40 years. The U.S. Grains Council, however, recently had the chance to recognize just such contribution as the Council's Taiwan office reaching this milestone.
On July 1, 1973, the Council inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan through the establishment of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty years later, Taiwan has grown into a consistent top five market for U.S. coarse grains, and the Council enjoys widespread support from our buyers and partners, and high respect throughout Taiwan.
"The Council is proud of this partnership, and is grateful for the exemplary work of the Taiwan office in sustaining such a remarkable level of cooperation for 40 years," said Tom Sleight, USGC president and CEO. "The work of the Taiwan office has truly exemplified the Council's mission of Developing Markets, Enabling Trade, Improving Lives."
- See more at: http://www.grains.org/index.php/2012-04-30-15-22-26/4316-usgc-taiwan-celebrates-40th-anniversary#sthash.4naep7jq.dpuf
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