Teachers Offered a Day on the Farm

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, soybeans, USFRA

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has partnered with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start a program to help urban teachers learn more about agriculture so they can teach it to their students. To kick it off, educators in Minneapolis and Sacramento are invited to take a farm tour at the end of August to engage … Read More

Tuna Feed Research Leads to Sustainable Tuna Farming

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, soybeans, sustainability

The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program funded feed research by Dr. Alejandro Buentello of Ichthus Unlimited, LLC in the pursuit of finding sustainable tuna aquaculture. Various soy-based diets for use in tuna farming and ranching were tested and “Feeding Bluefin,” is a video summarizing the research project and its potential impact on protecting endangered wild tuna stocks. “The successful research … Read More

Soy Growers, Soyfoods Oppose Dairy Pride Act

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Food, Milk, soybeans

In a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee members, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) objected to draft legislation that would restrict the marketing of soymilk. S. 130, referred to as the Dairy Pride Act, would prohibit the term “milk” from being used with soymilk and soymilk-based products, under … Read More

#USsoy Brings Competitive Advantage to Aquaculture

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, Nutrition, soybeans, Transportation, USSEC

Iowa no-till corn and soybean farmer, Rolland Schnell, was one of the many farmers from states throughout the Midwest who trekked south to Panama for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Aquaculture Educational Opportunity. During the event we spent a day at the Panama Canal getting a full glimpse of the important role infrastructure plays … Read More

Aquaculture + U.S. Soy = A Budding Relationship

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Export, soybeans, Transportation, USSEC

As the fastest growing animal protein, aquaculture is the center of conversations beyond the circle of animal agriculture. And the most common circle these days discussing aquaculture is soybean. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts … Read More

Pig Farmer of the Year is New @USFRA Chair

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Pork, soybeans, USFRA

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance elected a new chairman of the board this week in Kansas City. Wisconsin farmer Nancy Kavazanjian officially ended her term as chairperson and Brad “Pig Farmer of the Year” Greenway, who represents the National Pork Board, is the new chair for the agricultural advocacy organization. “It’s been an amazing couple of years with USFRA,” … Read More

These Global Buyers Share Why #USSoy

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Feed, Nutrition, soybeans, USSEC

The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference welcomed hundreds of decision-making global U.S. soy customers to this year’s event to further the relationship building process and put a face to the American soybean producer. International leaders were able to meet one-on-one with key U.S. trading partners and visit soybean farms throughout the midwest. I met many … Read More

Aquaculture on the Rise = More #USSoy

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, soybeans, sustainability, USSEC

Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production system in the world today? Or that aquaculture is the fastest growing utilization area for soy protein ingredients? Aquaculture and U.S. soybean production easily fit hand-in-hand. While I was at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange I quickly realized the relationship aquaculture and the soybean community have formed and … Read More

Market to the Modern Global Foodie

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, consumer, Food, Marketing, soybeans, USSEC

Sopexa is the only international marketing agency that focuses entirely on the food and beverage community making their relationship with agriculture essential. Pauline Oudin, managing director, conducted the first ever study on the global foodie. She shared her findings during the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and highlighted key elements to engaging the modern foodie around the world. The multi-country … Read More

US Soy Global Trade Event Attracts International Buyers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Export, Feed, Food, soybeans, 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 … Read More