September 30, 2016 | U.S. Grains Council
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Interactive Map Helps Tell The Story of Grain Export Value To U.S. Economy

Shows the value of U.S. grain exports to farmers and the economies of each U.S. state

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) launched this week an interactive online map showing the value of U.S. grain exports to farmers and the economies of each U.S. state.

The new tool is available at www.grains.org/tradevaluemap.

A recent study commissioned by USGC and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) showed that exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014, with sales of all U.S. feed grain products contributing $82 billion.The study offered details of these results by state and selected Congressional districts, showing results for corn, ethanol and its byproduct distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed and the corn equivalent of meats, in addition to sorghum and barley.

Now these results are available in an online map format, where users can click on their own state or district, explore the results for each crop and share the information on social media.

Results are also displayed in the map by export value and value of total production.

In addition to social media share graphics, PDF briefers with detailed information for each state and covered Congressional districts are also available through the map portal.

Access to the interactive map is available directly at www.grains.org/tradevaluemap or via www.grains.org, USGC's home page.

More about the Informa study is here.

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