WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Grains Council today launched its newly redesigned Web site, www.grains.org. The site has been completely revamped in response to feedback from the council's international customers, members, worldwide staff and the general public.

"The U.S. Grains Council continues to evolve to meet the needs of our members and international customers. The new www.grains.org will further our efforts by providing an information portal for our many stakeholders throughout the world," said Council President and CEO Ken Hobbie.

The new site features a crisp, clean look that is easily navigated using either dial-up or high-speed Internet. Articles and photos on the site's home page will change regularly to reflect the work being done around the world, around the clock by the U.S. Grains Council.

"Whether you are a grain buyer, a farmer, a government official, a reporter or anyone else interested in agricultural trade and exports, you'll find that the site is not only informative and easy to use, but that it makes the most of the latest Web technology," Hobbie said.

Throughout the site, visitors will find up-to-date information about U.S. barley, corn, and sorghum as well as council activities to develop markets for these grains around the world. The site is designed to highlight the quality, reliability and versatility of U.S. grains.

Visitors are encouraged to bookmark the site and visit it often, as it will be frequently updated with new information on the council's programs and activities and developments in the world of agricultural trade.

The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of farmers and agribusinesses committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and their products. The council is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 10 international offices that oversee programs in nearly 80 countries. Support for the council comes from its members and the USDA.

SOURCE: U.S. Grains Council news release.