Two Illinois farmers recognized by U.S. Grains Council

Grains, Cereal & Legumes
United States
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Published Feb 28, 2024

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Illinois farmers Dan Cole and Dirk Rice have been recognized by the U.S. Grains Council for their ten years of service. Representing the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, they have played a crucial role in executing the organization's trade missions and expanding foreign markets for American grain. The recognition took place at the Council's 64th Annual Membership Meeting in Guatemala City, where they were among five members honored.
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Two Illinois farmers have been recognized by the U.S. Grains Council for their 10-years of service to the organization. Dan Cole and Dirk Rice represented the Illinois Corn Marketing Board on the Council. Cole, who farms with his family in west central Illinois, tells Brownfield the organization’s trade missions allow farmers to carry their own message… “One farmer trusts another farmer.” He says, “They’re not so trusting of government. But when the American farmer goes to them and says, listen, this is how it’s been treated, this is what we did with it. You can trust this. They believe that.” Rice, who farms with his family in east central Illinois, says the Council’s vision into developing foreign markets is vital for American grain farmers… “They’re quick at identifying the potential market and going out and finding buyers and just developing the whole system to keep moving our grain, you know, to other countries,” he says. ...
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