Cuba – Oh the Possibilities

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

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 Ag Group, Exports, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

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

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

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

Shipping Soy and Other Specialty Grains

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Audio, Exports, Feed, Food, International, Soybean, transportation, USSEC

For the 4th year in a row U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has joined forces with the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) to host the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and Midwest Specialty Grains Conference. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how our products get from point A to point B. We put our heart and soul into production and neglect the …

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

Meet Arkansas Farmer & New USSEC Vice Chairman

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

Corn, soybean, rice and cotton farmer, Derek Haigwood, is the newly elected vice chairman for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and calls Arkansas home. I met up with Derek during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange to learn more about the organization and how he plans to serve. Derek said he is honored to work hand-in-hand with USSEC …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

US Soy Well Represented at Global Trade Event

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Audio, Events, Exports, Food, Markets, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries around the world, focused …

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

Malaysian Market Resumes Import of US Corn

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, Corn, Exports, Grains

It’s been five years since U.S. grain landed in Malaysia.  Member of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) were recently on hand to welcome the first vessel of corn into the country since the drought in 2012/13.  The grain was loaded from the Pacific Northwest and was sold from one USGC member to another, destined for serval key USGC allies. “This …

Ag Group, Corn, Exports, Grains

.@USSEC Announces EU Approval of Three Soy Traits

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Exports, Soybean

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has just announced the approval of three biotech soybean traits by the European Union.  Now ready for import and processing are: Monsanto’s Xtend (dicamba x glyphosate MON87708 x MON89788) Monsanto’s Vistive Gold (high oleic x glyphosate MON87705 x MON89788) Bayer CropScience’s Balance GT (glyphosate x HPPD inhibitor FG72) “The EU’s approval of these events …

Agribusiness, Exports, Soybean

NCGA Takes Farmers to Trade School

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Communications, Corn, Exports, NCGA, politics, TPP, Trade

Last week’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Trade School brought more than 50 farmers, ranchers and representatives of state agriculture associations to Washington in order to deepen their knowledge about trade issues and drum up support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill. “Trade policy has a significant impact on me as a farmer. The success of my business …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Communications, Corn, Exports, NCGA, politics, TPP, Trade