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USSEC’s First International Marketing Dialogue Meeting to Take Place Next Week in St. Louis

Monday, November 28, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News United States of America 
USSEC is looking forward to its inaugural International Marketing Dialogue Meeting next week. The first IMD will take place at the Marriott St. Louis Grand on December…
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USSEC is looking forward to its inaugural International Marketing Dialogue Meeting next week. The first IMD will take place at the Marriott St. Louis Grand on December 5 and 6.

The event, free to USSEC members, will feature overviews from each of the six USSEC regions; a look into planning for the United Soybean Board (USB), the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and USSEC; discussion on what the results of the recent election could mean for international trade; and in-depth economic outlooks for the U.S. Soy industry. Additionally, the meeting will feature breakout sessions outlining USSEC’s marketing sectors:Market Access, Oil/Human Utilization, and Animal and Aqua Utilization. These breakout sessions will provide a look into USSEC’s activities and allow for discussion and input between USSEC members and industry. The insight and guidance from these sessions, and the meeting as a whole, will be used to help plan USSEC’s future programs and focus.

Member participation in this event is key to USSEC’s future planning. The focus of this event is to provide value-added information to USSEC members while giving members the opportunity to discuss and collaborate with other members and industry. The goal of these discussions is to allow USSEC to better serve the U.S. Soy industry.

USSEC looks forward to seeing everyone at the meeting and hearing industry feedback.

Questions? Please contact USSEC Stakeholders Relations Manager Will McNair or USSEC Stakeholder Relations Coordinator Eric Gibson.

USSEC’s First International Marketing Dialogue Meeting is Happening in Just Two Weeks!

Monday, November 21, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News 
There’s still time to register for the inaugural International Marketing Dialogue Meeting in St. Louis December 5-6!The event, free to USSEC members, will feature…

There’s still time to register for the inaugural International Marketing Dialogue Meeting in St. Louis December 5-6!

The event, free to USSEC members, will feature overviews from each of the USSEC regional directors; a look into planning for the United Soybean Board (USB), the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and USSEC; discussion on what the results of the recent election might mean for international trade; and in-depth economic outlooks for the U.S. Soy industry. The meeting will also feature breakout sessions outlining USSEC’s marketing sectors:Market Access, Oil/Human Utilization, and Animal and Aqua Utilization. These breakout sessions will provide a look into what USSEC is doing and allow for discussion and input between USSEC members and industry. The insight and guidance from these sessions, and the meeting as a whole, will be used to help plan USSEC’s future programs and focus.

Member participation in this event is very important to USSEC. The focus of this event is to provide value-added information to USSEC members while giving members the opportunity to discuss and collaborate with other members and industry. The goal of these discussions is to allow USSEC to better serve the U.S. Soy industry.

Registration will be closing soon! To guarantee that enough rooms will still be available at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, please reserve your room(s) upon registration.

REGISTER HERE!

Questions? Please contact USSEC Stakeholders Relations Manager Will McNair or USSEC Stakeholder Relations Coordinator Eric Gibson.

First Annual U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue is Coming Up!

Monday, November 7, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News United States of America 
USSEC’s first annual U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue (IMD) meeting and workshop will be held on December 5 & 6 at the Marriott St Louis Grand Hotel, St…

USSEC’s first annual U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue (IMD) meeting and workshop will be held on December 5 & 6 at the Marriott St Louis Grand Hotel, St Louis.

This meeting aims to provide U.S. Soy industry stakeholders with a chance to learn more about USSEC’s global efforts and opportunities and offers attendees an opportunity to provide valuable input in the kick off to USSEC’s FY18 planning.

The meeting will consist of:

  • World Macro Economic and Agricultural Outlook – presented by Tanner Ehmke –Senior Economist, CoBank
  • Soybean of the Future
  • Regional Overviews – presented by USSEC regional staff
  • Networking Reception and Dinner
  • Industry Utilization Area Breakdowns – Market Access Team, Oil/Human Utilization Team and Animal and Aquaculture Feed Utilization
  • Industry Feedback forum
  • Presentation from USSEC Leadership

Additionally, USSEC invites participants to participate and register for its Industry Utilization Teams. The Industry Utilization Teams will play a primary role in FY18 planning process, spending the second day of the IMD meeting providing input to USSEC on the direction of USSEC’s future activities.

The teams will be focused on a particular Industry Utilization Area (Market Access, Oil/Human Utilization, and Animal and Aquaculture Feed Utilization), with team members discussing, and providing guidance, on their utilization’s obstacles and opportunities with USSEC staff.

To register, please click here.

More questions? Please contact USSEC Stakeholders Relations Manager Will McNair or USSEC Stakeholder Relations Coordinator Eric Gibson.

First Annual U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue is Coming Up!

Monday, October 31, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News 
USSEC’s first annual U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue (IMD) meeting and workshop will be held on December 5 & 6 at the Marriott St Louis Grand Hotel, St…
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USSEC’s first annual U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue (IMD) meeting and workshop will be held on December 5 & 6 at the Marriott St Louis Grand Hotel, St Louis.

This meeting aims to provide U.S. Soy industry stakeholders with a chance to learn more about USSEC’s global efforts and opportunities and offers attendees an opportunity to provide valuable input in the kick off to USSEC’s FY18 planning.

The meeting will consist of:

  • World Macro Economic and Agricultural Outlook – presented by Tanner Ehmke –Senior Economist, CoBank
  • Soybean of the Future
  • Regional Overviews – presented by USSEC regional staff
  • Networking Reception and Dinner
  • Industry Utilization Area Breakdowns – Market Access Team, Oil/Human Utilization Team and Animal and Aquaculture Feed Utilization
  • Industry Feedback forum
  • Presentation from USSEC Leadership

Additionally, USSEC invites participants to participate and register for its Industry Utilization Teams. The Industry Utilization Teams will play a primary role in FY18 planning process, spending the second day of the IMD meeting providing input to USSEC on the direction of USSEC’s future activities.

The teams will be focused on a particular Industry Utilization Area (Market Access, Oil/Human Utilization, and Animal and Aquaculture Feed Utilization), with team members discussing, and providing guidance, on their utilization’s obstacles and opportunities with USSEC staff.

To register, please click here.

More questions? Please contact USSEC Stakeholders Relations Manager Will McNair or USSEC Stakeholder Relations Coordinator Eric Gibson.

Save the Date for the U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue

Monday, August 1, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News 
Tags u.s. soy international marketing dialogue 
USSEC will host the inaugural U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue in St Louis on December 5 and 6.The meeting will provide participants with the opportunity to…
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USSEC will host the inaugural U.S. Soy International Marketing Dialogue in St Louis on December 5 and 6.

The meeting will provide participants with the opportunity to learn from USSEC’s global team, while also identifying ways that USSEC can further enhance and grow its efforts to differentiate and add value to U.S. Soy.

While the event is primarily aimed at USSEC members and industry, the entire U.S. Soy Family is welcome.

The event will be a chance for participants to spend time with USSEC Regional Directors, worldwide Marketing Directors, and USSEC leadership. The schedule will include time for breakouts into Regional and Utilization Area discussion groups where participants are encouraged to provide input that may be utilized as we build our future programs. Additionally, leading speakers will discuss how U.S. Soy fits into the global future of agriculture and agribusiness.

The meeting is arranged to accommodate arrival on Monday morning and departure on Tuesday evening.

Please confirm your interest in participating today by clicking here.

More Speakers Added to 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Monday, June 13, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News 
Additional speakers have been confirmed for the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange.Arlan Suderman will give a presentation focusing on the outlook of the animal ag sector.…
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Additional speakers have been confirmed for the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange.

Arlan Suderman will give a presentation focusing on the outlook of the animal ag sector. Mr. Suderman is the Chief Commodities Economist for INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division, a financial services provider for global markets. He can be heard daily on many radio stations across the Midwest as well as on Sirius XM Rural Radio and weekly on RFD-TV’s Market Day Report.

Gary Martin will speak on the topic, “A Global View of Key Dynamics in Policy and Commerce for Grains, Oilseeds and other Agri-bulks.” Mr. Martin is the president and CEO of the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) and also serves as the president of the International Grain Trade Coalition (ITC).

Previously confirmed speakers include Seth Meyers, Ph.D., Chairman, World Agriculture Outlook Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Economist; Adam Schlicht, Great Lakes Regional Representative, U.S. DOT St. Lawrence Seaway Development; Gonzalo G. Mateos, Ph.D. – Universidad Politechnica de Madrid, Spain; Pauline Oudin, Managing Director, Sopexa; Daniel Redo, Ph.D, Manager, Agricultural Research, Thomsen Reuters Lanworth; and Jay Bryson, Ph.D., Global Economist, Wells Fargo.

USSEC anticipates hosting 200 to 250 international trade team soy and grain buyers from around the world, as well as top U.S. ag supplier industry representatives from food and feed soy and grain exporters. Teams from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan. Northern and Southern Europe, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, West Africa and the Asian Subcontinent have already confirmed their attendance.

The conference will take place August 30 through September 1 in Indianapolis.

For more information or to register, please visit http://ussoyexchange.org.

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Begins to Gain Traction

Monday, March 7, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News United States of America 
The 4th Annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, which will take place in from August 30 – September 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana, is gaining traction.   …

The 4th Annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, which will take place in from August 30 – September 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana, is gaining traction.

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USSEC, which will once again co-host the event with the Midwest Shippers Association, is pleased to announce that Satake and Mirasco are its first two exhibitors. Satake Corporation, based in Hiroshima, Japan, is a multinational company mainly focused in equipment for the processing and sorting of agricultural products such as rice, grains and beans. Mirasco’s primary business is distributing frozen meat commodities and animal feed ingredients primarily sourced from North and South American producers, to importers, distributors, and further processors in key world markets.

The Indiana Soybean Alliance is the conference’s first sponsor.

In 2016, USSEC is expecting a large international presence of qualified buyers from both the feed and food sectors.

For more information about the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, please visit www.ussoyexchange.org.

 

USSEC Hopes to See YOU in Indianapolis!

Monday, February 15, 2016
Category Event Announcements General News 
The site of the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, the JW Marriott Indianapolis, offers 104,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,005 guest rooms and 50 meeting rooms,…

JWM IndyThe site of the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, the JW Marriott Indianapolis, offers 104,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,005 guest rooms and 50 meeting rooms, making it an ideal place for the U.S. Soy industry and international buyers to build relationships.

Directly connected to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium via a climate-controlled sky bridge, the hotel is located across the street from White River State Park, Indiana’s only urban state park. White River State Park is home to the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, Indiana State Museum and IMAX® theatre, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field, and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial.  It’s a quick stroll from the hotel to hundreds of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

The Indiana State Fairgrounds are just a short drive away and include the Glass Barn exhibit, which debuted during the 2013 Indiana State Fair. The Indiana Farming Experience housed within the Glass Barn gives visitors a vivid experience of what life is like for farmers and their families, demonstrating the relationship between farmers and their land and how technology serves as a bridge between the two.glass barn

With an estimated population of 848,788 in 2014, Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana, second largest in the American Midwest, and 14th largest in the U.S. The city is nicknamed the Crossroads of America because it is the junction for so many highways and interstates.

The city notably hosts the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500, in addition to many other sporting events such as NCAA basketball tournaments and a recent Super Bowl.

Indiana ranks third in production of U.S. Soy. In 2015, Indiana soybean farmers harvested 307.4 million bushels on 5.5 million acres, worth $3.167 billion.

Agriculture in Indiana is a large and diverse industry that plays a vital role in the state’s economic stability, with 63,000 farms containing 15,400,000 acres (6,230,000 hectares) of farmland.

USSEC to Host Chinese Signing Ceremony in Iowa

Monday, September 21, 2015
Category Event Announcements North Asia Soy Foods 
USSEC will host a signing ceremony for Chinese customers on September 24 in Des Moines, Iowa. The purchase coincides with President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S.USSEC…

USSEC will host a signing ceremony for Chinese customers on September 24 in Des Moines, Iowa. The purchase coincides with President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S.

USSEC chairman Laura Foell says this agreement demonstrates that U.S. farmers continue to produce high-quality, sustainable soybeans in response to demand from international customers.

China imports approximately 25 percent of all U.S. Soy. The country was the top purchaser of whole U.S. soybeans in the 2013/14 marketing year and the second-biggest buyer of U.S. soybean oil.