Monte Peterson

U.S. Soybean Farmer
North Dakota

Fourth-generation farmer Monte Peterson began farming in 1980. He is the chairman of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and a director for the American Soybean Association (ASA). He also serves as a director and legislative committee member on the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and is past Chairman of the North Dakota Soybean Council where he currently serves on their Market committee. Monte spent four years as director of the North Central Soybean Research Program. He grows soybeans and corn on 5,000 acres in Valley City, North Dakota. He and his wife Penny have two daughters and two granddaughters.


Farming sustainably with genetically modified crops

Monte PetersonFeb 1, 2021

USSEC chairman and North Dakota soybean farmer Monte Peterson explains how genetically modified crops help him to farm more sustainably.


Face to Face Relationships are Key for U.S. Soy Stakeholders

Monte PetersonFeb 7, 2019

USSEC vice chairman and ASA director Monte Peterson says that although trade issues between the U.S. and China have been difficult for U.S. soybean farmers,…

Market Access

Collaboration is Key for World’s Soy Producers

Monte PetersonJul 24, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Brazil to participate in the XXIst International Oilseeds Producers Dialogue (IOPD) on behalf of the U.S. Soy…