Will McNair

Director - Human Protein & Oil
U.S. Soybean Export Council

Will McNair currently serves as the Director of Human Nutrition and Oil. Prior to that, he fostered ties between USSEC and its members as Stakeholder Relations Manager. McNair previously worked as a researcher at the University of Tennessee, focusing on conservation agriculture and oilseed markets, before working with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) as an analyst concentrating on agricultural conditions, economic trends, government policies, and commercial practices of the Argentine cotton industry. He also worked as a translator for the Brazilian sugar cane industry and is fluent in four languages. McNair holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics, both from the University of Tennessee. He grew up in Texas and Virginia, and his interest in agriculture and the world markets began while spending time at his family’s cotton, sorghum, and cattle farm in Texas.


As Natto’s Popularity Grows, U.S. Soy Eyes Further Opportunities

Will McNairMay 3, 2021

What is natto? While many consumers have heard of this popular soyfood, they still might be unsure as to what natto actually is. Natto is…


Celebrating National Soyfoods Month with U.S. Soy

Will McNairApr 26, 2021

This month, the U.S. soy industry celebrates both National Soyfoods Month and Earth Day. The two go hand-in-hand. The theme of Earth Day 2021 is…


Surge in Natto’s Popularity May Help Swell Soybean Demand

Will McNairMay 24, 2020

As Japanese consumers and end users increasingly demand natto, the U.S. soy industry may have an opportunity to increase its exports of natto soybeans.


Fermented Soy Associated with Lower Mortality Risk, According to Study

Will McNairMar 8, 2020

Fermented soy products may reduce the risk of premature death, says a recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) observational study. Men and women who ate fermented…

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Korean Food Processor Launches High Oleic Soybean Oil

Will McNairDec 16, 2019

Lotte Food, one of the largest food service companies in the North Asian region and a leading Korean food processor, announced in November 2019 that…

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U.S. Soy International Buyers Enjoy High Oleic Luncheon at Illinois Farm

Will McNairOct 10, 2019

In August, more than 250 international U.S. soy buyers were fed a meal featuring U.S. high oleic soybean oil. The buyers were participating in a…