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1,000 Attendees from Nearly 70 Countries Convene Virtually for U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference

Paul Murphy-SpoonerAug 28, 2020

To sustain and grow relationships between international customers and the U.S. soybean value chain, The U.S. Soybean Export Council and The Specialty Soya and Grains…

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U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange to Connect Buyers and Sellers

Julie DeeringAug 11, 2020

Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance, U.S. Soybean Export Council join forces to host the world’s biggest soy trading event. The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange…

Amino Acids

Research Enhances Understanding of the Nutritional and Economic Differences in Soybean Meal from Different Origins

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJul 6, 2020

Meta-analysis compares commercial soybean meals produced from different countries, informing the U.S. soybean meal quality advantage and economic benefits. ST. LOUIS (July 6, 2020) –…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soybean Meal: Quality and Economic Benefits

Emily DustmanJul 2, 2020

A new meta-analytical study reinforces U.S. Soy’s reputation for being a global leader in quality and nutrient density. The summary of this study is below.…

Animal Feed

U.S. Soy Industry Pivots Customer Engagement Amid Pandemic to Strengthen Pan-Asia Relationships

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJun 24, 2020

Drawing Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary McKinney, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Pan-Asia Digital Conference provided valuable global and U.S. market insights to 1,700…

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U.S. Agriculture Industry Taking Steps to Ensure Safe, Reliable Trade

Rob HatchettMar 29, 2020

As the world continues to search for ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, businesses across the spectrum are adopting new protocols to ensure…

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Funds Hold Neutral Position in Soybean Market to Begin 2020

Rob HatchettJan 21, 2020

According to the latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commitments of Traders (COT) disaggregated report, commodity funds were shown to have held a mostly neutral…

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UAE Buyer Values U.S. Soy’s Consistent Quality, Prompt Supply

USSEC Staff WriterDec 25, 2019

Mohammed Haneef represents Nutriplus Commodities FZCO, based in Dubai, UAE. His company imports soy bypass protein and soybean meal, mostly from the U.S., for the…

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“Knowledge is Power”: Nigerian Buyer Leverages Learnings from U.S. Soy Industry

USSEC Staff WriterDec 12, 2019

Tola Johnson of Agboola Farms Limited in Nigeria attended the 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Soy Conference, where she was exposed to…

Animal Feed

Chinese Officials Signal Rebound from African Swine Fever

Rob HatchettDec 10, 2019

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic that has decimated Chinese pig populations by an estimated 40 to 60 percent appears to show some signs of…

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Italian Buyer: U.S. Soy is High Quality, Sustainable Raw Material

USSEC Staff WriterNov 13, 2019

Italian buyer Marcello Veronesi of Veronei Holding says sustainability, respect for both the material and the environment, is very important. Quality of raw materials is…

Buyers

The Future of Capturing Value

USB Staff WriterNov 12, 2019

The U.S. is the No. 1 supplier of soybean meal and oil products around the globe. But even the leader of the pack should focus…

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Quality, Consistency, and Integrity of U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterNov 5, 2019

Diaa Ghaly of Trans Globe, USA discusses the advantages U.S. Soy has over our competitors. Quality, consistency, integrity, and reliability are top of mind for…

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Taiwan Buyers Experience the U.S. Soy Supply Chain

North Dakota Soybean CouncilNov 2, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) hosted a group of eight Taiwanese customers, representing feed, food, and oil…

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Michigan Soybean Commission Values Connections Made at U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

USSEC Staff WriterAug 22, 2019

Kathy Mauer, financial and international marketing director for the Michigan Soybean Commission says that she is privileged to have the help and support of the…

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U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Exceeds Expectations for First-Time Attendee

USSEC Staff WriterAug 15, 2019

Henny Yunalia had never set foot in the U.S. before, not to mention a soybean farm. After attending the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange for the first time, Yunalia says she…

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Southeast Asian Buyers Maintain Dialogue with U.S. Soy Suppliers

USSEC Staff WriterAug 10, 2019

Hathairat Prachayaphiphat has been buying U.S. Soy from the nation’s Midwestern soybean belt for more than five years. He recently attended a U.S. Soy conference…

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U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Provides Unparalleled Experience for Producers and Buyers

USSEC Staff WriterJul 18, 2019

Andy Bensend, Wisconsin farmer and chairman of the Midwest Shippers Association, says that the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange provides a number of unique perspectives…

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U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Builds and Cultivates Relationships for Minnesota Farmers

USSEC Staff WriterJul 7, 2019

Patrick O’Leary, chairman of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, says that they choose to participate in the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange because…

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U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Facilitates Connections Between Buyers and Processors

USSEC Staff WriterJun 23, 2019

Mike Kincaid, president of the Redwood Group, says that the biggest takeaway from the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is hat they were able to…

Amino Acids

Asia Subcontinent is a Growing Market for U.S. Soy

Jen Del CarmenJan 1, 2020

USSEC Deputy Regional Lead – Asia Subcontinent (ASC) Vijay Anand discusses the burgeoning U.S. soy market in his region. The five countries that comprise the…

Animal Feed

Asia Subcontinent Poultry and Aquaculture Buyers Choose U.S. Soy for Quality and Reliability

Vijay AnandJan 1, 2020

Young Indian Population Creates Growth Opportunity for U.S. Soy in Asia Subcontinent India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal collectively make up the geographic region…

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U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Partnership Essential to Taiwan Trade Mission

Jen Del CarmenMay 16, 2019

USSEC participated in the inaugural U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agribusiness Trade Mission to Taiwan, which took place April 21 to 26, 2019. Taiwan saw…

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May WASDE Provides Bearish Outlook for World Soybean Supplies

Rob HatchettMay 13, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its preliminary regular look ahead to the 2019/20 world soybean outlook on Friday, May 10. In its initial…

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North Dakota Soy Farmer Says Relationship Building is Key to Philippine Customers’ Loyalty

Dan SpiekermeierMay 9, 2019

North Dakota farmer Dan Spiekermeier discusses his March 2019 visit to an aquaculture farm in the Philippines, where they use 100 percent U.S. Soy. Spiekermeier…

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Filipino Customers Prefer U.S. Soy, Says Michigan Farmer

Laurie IsleyMay 9, 2019

Michigan farmer Laurie Isley was excited to see how U.S. Soy was being used in the Philippines during her March 2019 visit. In this video,…

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Illinois Farmer Sees U.S. Soy Utilization in Philippines

John LongleyMay 9, 2019

Illinois farmer John Longley provides an overview of U.S. Soy use in the Philippines. During his March 2019 visit, he toured feed mills, a soymilk…

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Filipino Customers’ Loyalty to U.S. Soy Hinges on Education, Service

Suzanne ShirbrounMay 8, 2019

Suzanne Shirbroun, an Iowa farmer, visited Myanmar and the Philippines in March 2019. She says that the education and service provided to U.S. Soy customers…

Amino Acids

Poultry Nutritionist Trusts U.S. Soy Protein Quality

Craig CoonMay 2, 2019

Craig Coon, a poultry nutritionist at Arkansas University, says the U.S. Soy formula is just right for the chickens we eat. He says the genetics…

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Italian Meat Producer Relies on Quality U.S. Soybean Meal

USSEC Staff WriterMay 1, 2019

Enrico Stevanoni of A.I.A. Agrícola Italiana Alimentare Spa says his 60-year-old company produces 3.2 million metric tons (MMT) of feed each year. Soybean meal is…

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Importer Counts on U.S. Soy to Maximize Profitability of Poultry

USSEC Staff WriterApr 25, 2019

Andri Widjaja is always looking for ways to increase the productivity of the poultry customers he serves. He counts on U.S. Soy to provide quality…

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Coming Together Helps U.S. Soy Stakeholders Make Informed Business Decisions

USSEC Staff WriterApr 2, 2019

Iowa Soybean Association president Lindsay Greiner and Egyptian soybean customer Shehab Ghoriem connected at the U.S. Soy Regional Trade Exchange in Barcelona in November 2018.…

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Annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Bridges Gap Between Farmers and Buyers

Lisa HumphreysMar 29, 2019

Each year, the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is a premier event that draws in a versatile group of soy and grain industry leaders, buyers…

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U.S. Soy Meets “Hi Pro” Demand in Thailand

USSEC Staff WriterMar 23, 2019

Nantawat Suthiwanich buys and crushes U.S. soy in Thailand and supplies soybean meal and oil to the market. He says the majority of his customers…

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Selling the Benefits of U.S. Soy in Barcelona

Lisa HumphreysFeb 20, 2019

Five U.S. soybean farmers and 10 U.S. export representatives traveled to Barcelona to interact with nearly 250 soy buyers from around the world. The farmers…

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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,…

Buyers

Meeting Buyers’ Needs with U.S. Soy

Eduardo ChangJan 30, 2019

Those at the middle of a supply chain attain success by supplying their end-users with quality products that meet demand. When it comes to soy…

Amino Acids

Hans Stein: Digestibility of Amino Acids in U.S. Soy

Jen Del CarmenJan 19, 2019

Dr. Hans Stein, professor of animal nutrition at the University of Illinois, spoke at the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange about his case study…

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Mexican Buyer Chooses U.S. Soybean Oil for Color, Quality

Francisco BeldnenJan 18, 2019

Mexico doesn’t grow its own oilseeds, so Mexican crushers and food industry executives are glad there's a steady, quality supply available north of the border…

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U.S. Soybeans Find Unlikely Home in Argentina

Rob HatchettJan 17, 2019

The shortfall in soybean production in Argentina realized last spring, in addition to the changing dynamics in the world soybean trade in the last half…

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Dryness Casts Doubts on Size of Upcoming Brazilian Soybean Harvest

Rob HatchettJan 13, 2019

Market watchers have been following the development of a weak El Nino pattern in recent months, and its impact is beginning to be felt in…

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Soy Industry Relationships Help Soy Producers and International Buyers “Grow Together”

Francisco GonzalezJan 10, 2019

Francisco Gonzalez values the close relationship he has with the American Soybean Association (ASA). Organizations like the ASA and USSEC have helped him learn about…

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Cultivating Trade: Hosting Trade Delegations Builds Relationships

South Dakota SoybeanJan 5, 2019

The visitors huddled around Craig Converse in his rural Arlington, South Dakota, machine shed as he pulled up a mobile phone app that detailed data…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soy Delivers Best Nutritional Bundle

USSEC Staff WriterJan 3, 2019

A comparative analysis of soybean meal reveals: U.S. Soy delivers the best nutritional bundle. Commercial samples were gathered over eight consecutive years from the world's largest…

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Exemplary Feedback from End Users Drives Buyers to Purchase U.S. Soy

Kedar KulkarniDec 30, 2018

Chandrashekhar Exports is a well-known global supplier of grain and feed ingredients in India. While attending the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, company representatives were…

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U.S. Soy Americas Buyers Conference Shows End Users Where Soy Comes from and How its Produced

Jaimie Almazan De La RosaDec 27, 2018

It’s often said that the world is becoming a smaller place - thanks to technology, it's easier to forge and maintain relationships with those we…

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Meeting the Faces Behind U.S. Soy Products

Jorge VargasDec 19, 2018

Excellent quality and a steady supply - these are two things Jorge Vargas looks for when purchasing soy for aquaculture. He's found both in U.S.…

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Colombia Customer Chooses U.S. Soy for its “Accountability”

Julio Gonzalez GuzmanDec 12, 2018

Accountability is important to Julio Gonzalez Guzman and the rest of his team; it's one reason they've been a customer of U.S. Soy for as…

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Trust and Logistics are Important to Costa Rican Soy Buyer

Jose AlvaradoDec 5, 2018

It’s human nature to want to do business with people you know and trust. Jose Alvarado has gotten to know U.S. soybean suppliers at events…

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Buyers Conference Keeps Crusher “Highly Connected” with U.S. Soy Supply Chain

Luis Lauro Gonzalez AlanisNov 28, 2018

Luis Lauro Ganzalez learned a lot about U.S. Soy at USSEC's recent Americas Buyers Conference, the latest event he credits with keeping him "highly connected"…

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Mexico Buyer Strives to Build Relationships with U.S. producers

Carlos LorenzoOct 23, 2018

As a buyer in Mexico’s feed sector, Carlos Lorenzo says U.S. Soy is definitely the most convenient option, thanks to its close proximity. But distance…

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Long-Term and Long-Distance Relationship

Juan Guillermo JaramilloOct 23, 2018

Colombia buyers chooses U.S. Soy for quick delivery and high quality Colombia doesn’t produce its own soybeans. Fortunately, U.S. Soy is close by so soy…

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Asia Subcontinent Customers Tour U.S. Soy Exporter Facilities

Vijay AnandOct 7, 2018

As part of their trip to the 2018 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, a trade team from the Asia Subcontinent visited The DeLong Company, an…

Buyers

U.S. Soy Industry Efforts Remain Diligent in China Markets

Eric GibsonOct 3, 2018

There has been no shortage of media coverage and news regarding trade relations between the U.S. and China; much of the attention has focused on…

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USSEC Reports that Most U.S. Specialty Soybean Growers Anticipate Above-Average Yields

Linda FunkOct 1, 2018

U.S. specialty soybean growers across the country are reporting good news about this year’s crop quality and yields, with many attributing that outcome to the…

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Relationships Hold Firm: Chinese Trade Team Visits with Missouri Soybean Farmers

Jen Del CarmenSep 30, 2018

As the trade skirmish continues, U.S. Soy and Chinese buyers maintain their long-term partnership The morning of August 28 was exceptionally hot and humid, even…

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U.S. Soy Regional Trade Exchanges Help Bridge Relationships

Kevin RoepkeSep 29, 2018

The U.S. Soy industry’s regional trade exchanges help bring buyers and sellers together in an environment that encourages commercial transactions. In July 2018, the U.S.…

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International Buyers Discuss the Quality, Consistency and Sustainability of U.S. Soy

Lisa HumphreysSep 27, 2018

The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol was created to ensure a predictable supply of U.S. Soy for a growing world. International buyers are taking note,…

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European U.S. Soy Buyers Look for Sustainability, Value, Consistency and Supply

Jayne GodfreySep 25, 2018

In a recent interview with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), Henk Flipsen, Director of Nevedi Dutch Feed Association, discussed what drives their current preference…

Buyers

We Feed the World

Todd GibsonSep 13, 2018

Missouri soybean farmer Todd Gibson, who began farming in 1993, notes how technology has changed since that time. He points out how updated equipment and…

Buyers

How to Buy U.S. Soy

Jay O'NeilAug 21, 2018

U.S. Soy offers international buyers many advantages, both in quality and dependability of supply. Here are some tips and resources to help you begin your…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soy Research Meets the Needs of International Customers

USB Staff WriterAug 20, 2018

The U.S. Soy industry continually works to ensure the needs of its international customers. Through research on meal innovations that enhance the nutritional density of…

Buyers

International Trade Teams Connect Soybean Buyers with U.S. Farmers

David HeadleyJul 19, 2018

Relationship building is key to trust between buyers and sellers of U.S. Soy According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. soybean farmers exported a record…

Buyers

Showing Off Sustainable Soy

Mindy WardJul 11, 2018

Japanese food buyers want assurance that U.S. ag is here to stay. A white tour bus pulls off the gravel road and up to the…

Buyers

U.S. Soy Industry Boasts Superior Storage and Supply

Carlos CampabadalApr 27, 2018

Carlos Campabadal, Outreach Specialist in Grain Storage and Feed Manufacturing, states that U.S. farmers have a competitive advantage against their South American counterparts due to…

Buyers

USDA Trade Policy Coordinator Emphasizes the Importance of Trade to the World Economy

Jen Del CarmenMar 31, 2018

In August 2017, Jason Hafemeister was acting deputy director for trade and foreign affairs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). After meeting with international…

Buyers

Technology Boosts Sustainability in Illinois Soybean Field

Chris KrullMar 29, 2018

Illinois soybean farmer Doug Winter explains to a group of South American buyers how he uses technology to continuously improve and boost sustainability.

Buyers

Sharing the U.S. Soy Advantage with North American Soy Customers

Kevin RoepkeDec 19, 2017

The U.S. soy industry recently defined the U.S. Soy Advantage to customers at a buyers’ conference held in Mexico, talking to current and potential purchasers…

Buyers

U.S. Transportation System: Delivering Quality Soy

USB Staff WriterDec 10, 2017

U.S. Soy has a leg up on the competition because of our robust transportation infrastructure – and we can use that advantage to better meet…

Animal Feed

Measuring Beyond the Bushel: Knowing More About Your Soybeans Can Help You Capture More Value

Kelsey RuthmanNov 10, 2017

In 1960, Theodore Levitt, an American economist and professor, said that the railroad industry was failing “because those behind it assumed they were in the…

Buyers

U.S. Soy is verified sustainable

USSEC Staff WriterNov 1, 2017

Did you know U.S. Soybean production is based on a national system of sustainability and conservation laws and regulations combined with careful implementation of best…

Animal Feed

Understanding Soybean Demand, Seeking Technology

K. Elliott NowelsSep 28, 2017

Rising Meat Consumption In Colombia Means More Feed Needed, But What About Quality? Understanding customer needs was a key part of a group of U.S.…

Buyers

From Family Farmers to Customers Abroad: Interview With Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor

Chris KrullSep 26, 2017

Mike Foley is the lieutenant governor of Nebraska, a state that thrives on agriculture and the products its farmers produce. Here’s what he had to…

Buyers

Weekly Outlook: Soybean Consumption Finishes Strong in 2016-17

Todd HubbsSep 13, 2017

The 2016-17 marketing year for soybeans closed with strong consumption in soybean crush and export numbers. USDA's current estimate of 370 million bushels for the…

Buyers

On-site at Puerto Progresso

Lisa HumphreysSep 11, 2017

On-site at Puerto Progresso, Merida – Yucatan Mexico, USSEC consultant Mark Anderson talks about the role that the reliable transportation of U.S. Soy plays in…

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The Importance of Long-term Partnerships with Overseas Customers: An Industry Perspective

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2017

Lucas Blaustein wasn’t raised on a farm, and he speaks Mandarin Chinese. As an export trader for containerized commodities at Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB),…

Buyers

You Want Quality When Buying U.S. Soybeans – USDA Ensures That’s Exactly What You Get

Chris KrullAug 29, 2017

Byron Reilly, director of Departmental Initiatives and International Affairs within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), helps oversee the quality and sanitary attributes of…

Buyers

Connecting the Farmers Who Grow U.S. Soy With the Buyers Who Purchase It

Lisa HumphreysAug 1, 2017

Around the world, customers are taking note of the U.S. Soy Advantage and the sustainable, consistent supply that U.S. soybean farmers provide. And where there’s…

Buyers

Sustainability: A Key Part of the U.S. Soy Advantage

USB Staff WriterJul 28, 2017

Sustainability has been at the forefront of public interest over the last several years and with good reason. Consumers want to know that their food…

Buyers

Chinese Buyers Sign Contracts for More Than $5 Billion of U.S. Soy

Lisa HumphreysJul 13, 2017

A trade delegation from China made significant purchasing agreements on July 13, signing contracts for 460 million bushels of U.S. Soy worth more than $5…

Buyers

Putting a Price on Protein

USB Staff WriterMay 25, 2017

South Dakota processor focuses on quality to meet end-user demand While it is not common yet, there are some processors rewarding farmers for higher-quality protein…

Buyers

JOSE ROMAO LEITEBRAZ, U.S. Soy Customer

Jen Del CarmenApr 27, 2017

While the price of soybeans is always a critical component in purchasing, so is quality, supply, consistency and the ability to meet transportation needs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk7btPy-LJg&index=10&list=PLXLPyoJvVnnm_75r9GNQ-Sye32iB80VeB&t=9s

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FARES HAMMOUDEH, U.S. Soy Customer

Jen Del CarmenApr 17, 2017

Fares Hammoudeh speaks about the reasons why the U.S. Soy value chain is globally competitive: sustainability, consistency, innovation and new technology. He also gives credit…

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ARSLAN SINNO, U.S. Soy Customer

Jen Del CarmenApr 12, 2017

Consistent and constant are the two words that Arslan Sinno, president of Dora Flour Mills in Lebanon, uses to describe the U.S. Soy advantage. He…

Buyers

DAVID IVERSON, Soybean farmer from South Dakota

David IversonFeb 17, 2017

South Dakota soybean farmer, David Iverson, talks about the importance of international markets to U.S. soy

Buyers

U.S. Soy Advantage Delivers More Value to Customers Around the World

USB Staff WriterMay 25, 2016

Buyers choose U.S. soy for superior quality, sustainability, reliability In today’s market environment, it’s not enough just to have a good product. The most successful…

Buyers

Certified sustainable demand grows

USB Staff WriterJan 4, 2016

Selling U.S. soy's sustainability to the world As more consumers show interest in sustainably sourced ingredients, more customers of U.S. soy need to prove that the raw…

Buyers

American Farmers Sell Soybeans and Sustainability to International Buyers

USSEC Staff WriterAug 24, 2015

Even amid all the rainfall that many U.S. soybean farmers have seen this summer, a bright ray of sunshine remains on the horizon. That ray…

Biotechnology

Family Ties Help Bind

USB Staff WriterJun 24, 2015

U.S. farming families show European farming families the benefits of biotech More often than not, a good answer to a questions comes down to telling…