Branding Sustainable Soy at #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) tackled NAFB’s Trade Talk with policy priorities from the global soybean perspective. USSEC board member and American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, John Heisdorffer, calls Iowa home where he specializes in diversified agriculture. Soybeans and corn are major crops while swine production fits nicely in between. John said, “I hope the Administration looks again at …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, NAFB, Soybean, USSEC

Meteorologist Explains La Nina at #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

No matter where on the supply chain you are, members of the agriculture industry are always interested in the weather. Kyle Tamely, a senior ag meteorologist with MDA Weather Services, spoke at the Export Exchange 2016 conference last week on weather trends and the global grain market to international buyers and domestic suppliers of corn, ethanol co-products, sorghum and barley. …

Audio, Events, Exports, Weather

Need to Increase Demand for #Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says growing demand continues to be a big priority for farmers. “The crop is bigger than we’ve seen before, we just keep being able to produce these records,” said Wesley Spurlock, a corn farmer from Texas who just took over as NCGA president at the beginning of October. “Demand is what …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, International, NCGA, RFA

Addressing Sustainability with International Buyers

Kelly Marshall

Addressing the issue of sustainability with international buyers of U.S. grains at the Export Exchange 2016 was Field to Market data and technology director Paul Hishmeh. Field to Market focuses on quantifiable sustainability in agriculture and Hishmeh brought an overview of what that looks like to the conference, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable …

Audio, Ethanol, Exports, Feed, Grains, RFA, USGC

How Will Election Impact Trade?

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen had the challenge of talking about the U.S. presidential election to an international audience at Export Exchange 2016 this week in Detroit. “I know half of you are sick to death of the election and just want it over, and half of you are watching in somewhat bemused amazement wondering what is …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Feed, politics, RFA

Event Seeks to Boost Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Exports, Grains, RFA, USGC

Cuba – Oh the Possibilities

Jamie Johansen

Throughout my life I have viewed Cuba as a piece of history, a far off distant land. Today, the country is being discussed in every agricultural circle I come across. The possibilities of future trade with our neighbor creates great opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing earlier this week exploring the benefits of …

AAEA, Ag Group, Alltech, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

#USSoy – A People to People Business

Jamie Johansen

A fifth generation farmer from North Dakota, Bob Metz, is proud to say all four of his children are all involved in production agriculture. Bob’s a soybean grower, current United Soybean Board Director and former U.S. Soybean Export Council member, who is truly passing on his passion and commitment to agriculture for generations to come. I met him at the …

Ag Group, Exports, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

Putting a Face on the American Soybean Farmer

Jamie Johansen

Missouri soybean grower, Todd Gibson, has worn many leadership hats throughout the soy community at the state and national levels. His farm is located just east of Kansas City in the heart of Midwestern crop country. He was just elected to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) board and shared more about his commitment to the industry during the 2016 …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Markets, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

Why Chinese Choose #USSoy

Jamie Johansen

During the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, buyers from China committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of new crop U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made official at a signing during the event, hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). Sherwin Li, Vice General Manager, Chinatex Grains …

Agribusiness, Audio, Exports, Feed, Food, Soybean, USSEC