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ACE: USMCA strengthens North American trade partner relationships and key ethanol market opportunities

Sioux Falls, SD (January 16, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), ratifying the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement after it was advanced by the U.S. House of Representatives in December. The new agreement solidifies a multi-billion-dollar export market while providing more stable market access to farmers and instilling confidence in other…


ACE: China phase one trade deal is a step forward, but significant ethanol market constraints remain

Sioux Falls, SD (January 15, 2020) – Today, a “phase one” trade agreement between the U.S. and China was signed and is set to go into effect within 30 days. Among other provisions, the partial agreement includes a commitment by China to purchase agricultural products over the next two years, including U.S. ethanol and distillers grains. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued…


ACE: Passing USMCA important to building upon key trade partner relationships

Sioux Falls, SD (December 19, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was signed by the United States, Mexico and Canada last November to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement solidifies a multi-billion-dollar export market while providing more certainty to farmers and instilling confidence in other…


ACE to host newly appointed USGC CEO at annual conference

Sioux Falls, SD (July 3, 2019) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomes Ryan LeGrand, newly appointed President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), as a keynote speaker during its 32nd annual conference taking place August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.   “Increasing the global use and trade of U.S. ethanol continues to be a commitment of the U.S.…


Trade panel to provide status update, export demand drivers during ACE conference next week

Sioux Falls, SD (August 8, 2018) – The 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference August 15-17 in Minneapolis will feature efforts underway around the world to expand ethanol exports, despite escalating trade tensions and tariffs. Exports have been a bright spot for the ethanol industry, and speakers will address export destinations, demand drivers, and the status of trade negotiations…


ACE applauds Branstad’s confirmation as US Ambassador to China

Sioux Falls, SD (May 9, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voice vote today confirming Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the U.S. Ambassador to China: “We’re grateful for the speedy confirmation of Terry Branstad by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We believe as…


ACE supports Branstad for US Ambassador to China

Sioux Falls, SD (May 2, 2017) – Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to consider his nomination to be the U.S. Ambassador to China:  “We want to express to the Foreign Relations Committee our strong support of the nomination…



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