WHO WE ARE

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) focuses on differentiating, building preference, and enabling market access for the use of U.S. Soy for human consumption, aquaculture, and livestock feed in 80+ countries internationally.

USSEC members represent the soy supply chain including U.S. Soy farmers, processors, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses, and agricultural organizations. USSEC is funded by the U.S. soybean checkoff, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) matching funds, and industry.

OUR VISION

U.S. Soy is a trusted, sustainable source of nutrition and energy worldwide.

OUR MISSION

Maximize the utilization, value and access to markets of U.S. Soy around the world.

OUR STRATEGY

Create a preference for U.S. Soy by nurturing relationships, growing awareness, and demonstrating value.

STRATEGIC GOALS

1. DIFFERENTIATE

The quality and value of U.S. Soy from other nutrition and energy products.

2. ELEVATE

Collaborate with partners across the U.S. supply chain to elevate a preference for U.S. soy products in existing markets and spark demand in worldwide market

3. ATTAIN

Attain access to markets for U.S. Soy soy through cooperation with a variety of diverse global stakeholders.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values shape our culture and define the very character of our organization. They guide how we behave and make decisions.

DELIVER WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE

We aim to deliver world class services to our clients, the customers of U.S. Soy and our teammates. We act honorably as advocates for U.S. soybean growers. We perform with diligence and perseverance, challenging ourselves to exceed expectations.

ACT RESPONSIBLY

We act with integrity in an open and honest manner in all of our relationships. We are good stewards of our resources and recognize that the disciplined management of assets is paramount to our operation. We are ethical, transparent and fiscally responsible.

FOSTER OUR DIVERSITY

We operate in over 80 countries. We help our teammates, and the communities in which we live and work, reach their full potential. We respect every individual and believe that our diverse backgrounds and experiences make us stronger.

TRUST OUR TEAM

We believe that the best outcomes are achieved with teamwork. When we work together with trust, shared ownership and accountability, we all succeed.

GOVERNANCE

USSEC’s 15-member board of directors is comprised of:

  • Four members from the American Soybean Association (ASA)
  • Four members from the United Soybean Board (USB)
  • Seven members representing trade, allied industry, and state organizations

FUNDING

We receive funding from a variety of sources including soy producer checkoff dollars invested by USB and various state soybean councils; cooperating industry; and the American Soybean Association’s investment of cost-share funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service.