Boost for US/Vietnam grains market co-operation

A long-time consultant with the US Grains Council (USGC) was inducted into the US/Vietnam Agricultural Hall of Fame at a formal luncheon and awards ceremony.
The event which recognised the work of Tran Trong Chien, was part of agricultural month in Vietnam, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the normalisation of trade relations.
Chien has worked with the council and the US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) since 1996, supporting growth in exports of corn, soybeans, soybean meal, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), ethanol and other products into the Vietnamese market.
The council recognised Chien for his years of service during a joint officers mission with the National Corn Growers Association in January 2020.
The council established a representative office in Vietnam in 1996. Since that time, it has focused technical programmes on helping livestock producers and feed millers use US feed grains effectively and manage their operations efficiently.
Trade servicing efforts have focused on helping current and potential customers gain familiarity with U.S. marketing systems, including grain quality and price.
Benjamin Petlock, senior agricultural attaché in the US. Embassy in Vietnam, initiated the hall of fame as a way for the US mission to recognise local partners who have made significant contributions to increase US agricultural exports to Vietnam.

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