The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has slowed many industries in recent months. But U.S. farmers continue to grow a reliable supply of agricultural commodities – including soybeans. And the U.S. transportation and export system continues to reliably ship those commodities to customers around the world.
The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shared this video of Mississippi river footage from March 26 and 27. The video, courtesy of Russell Marine Group, a member of USGC and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), shows a U.S. supply chain in action and open for business, serving global commodity needs. Even during this pandemic, with safety protocols in place to prevent COVID-19 from affecting the port system, supply chain and logistical support remain committed to providing soy and other commodities to our growing world. The same farmers and supply chain members delivering corn and small grains noted here are also supplying soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil to meet global demand.
For information specific to soybeans, please continue monitoring USSOY.org or contact your regional USSEC staff and representatives.