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.

Buyers

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

Will McNair|May 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…

Buyers

Celebrating National Soyfoods Month with U.S. Soy

Will McNair|Apr 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…

Around the World

Surge in Natto’s Popularity May Help Swell Soybean Demand

Will McNair|May 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.

Food & Lifestyle

Fermented Soy Associated with Lower Mortality Risk, According to Study

Will McNair|Mar 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…

Innovation

Korean Food Processor Launches High Oleic Soybean Oil

Will McNair|Dec 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…

Innovation

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

Will McNair|Oct 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…

Food & Lifestyle

Soy in Human Nutrition:Where Does the Research Stand in 2019?

Will McNair|Oct 2, 2019

The health benefits of consuming soy have been studied for over 50 years. In fact, among plant sources of protein, it is perhaps the most…

Digestible Protein

Study Substantiates Soy Protein Helps to Combat Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children

Will McNair|Jul 8, 2019

Globally, approximately 20 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). While SAM is a cause of death in children in all parts of the…

Food & Lifestyle

Chinese Customers Hear about U.S. Soy Advantage at China Food Bean Exhibition

Will McNair|Jul 1, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) works with customers in multiple global markets to present the advantages of U.S. food beans to soyfood processors and…

Innovation

Next-Generation Soybean Oil for International End Users

Will McNair|Feb 21, 2019

U.S. Soy offers high oleic soybean oil for food manufacturers and chefs When it comes to soybean oil, you might be surprised to hear that…