Established in 2005, Agniel Commodities is a full service cash brokerage providing sourcing and sales expertise in grains, oilseeds, cereal feed ingredients and marine proteins and oils. The products/services they provide include originating grains, oilseeds and processed products for food and feed consumers worldwide from growers and exporters in every major agricultural origin market.
The Alabama Farmers Federation Soybean Division is composed of farmers throughout the state who produce soybeans as part or all of their livelihoods. The Soybean Division represents farmers on a national, state and local level and has county committees in 28 counties in Alabama.
Anchor Ingredients sources and supplies ingredients to the food and pet food industries – while delivering a whole lot more. Beginning with a mantra that taking care of our customers is our first priority. Always.
We’re experienced industry veterans. We understand our customers and the pressures they face. So we built this company to meet their needs. That means being available, agile and flexible, and putting customers’ interests first, knowing that our success depends on theirs. It means continually expanding our footprint with facility acquisitions that ensure consistent supply and quality, without compromise. It means leveraging our partner’s origination expertise. It means staying on top of industry trends and anticipating needs. And it means standing behind every ingredient in our broad portfolio.
Anchor Ingredients is partnered with The Arthur Companies of Arthur, North Dakota. It’s a unique partnership with a like-minded company, backed by 110 years of experience. The partnership helps enable Anchor Ingredients to bring a new way of originating and merchandising specialty ingredients to the food and pet food industries.
The Arthur Companies business operations include grain elevators, farms, a birdseed company and other related processing assets. The company has nine locations in North Dakota and is also active in banking, real estate, research and development, venture capital and private equity opportunities.
Anderson International Corp designs, supports, and manufactures complete systems for the mechanical extraction of soy oil from soybean.
The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is an American global food-processing and commodities-trading corporation, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company operates more than 270 plants and 420 crop procurement facilities worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial, and animal feed markets worldwide. Their products and services include oils and meal from soybeans and other seeds, oilseed processing and agricultural services.
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas and appointed by the governor. This board, with a goal of improving the sustainability and profitability of the soybean industry in Arkansas, is responsible for distributing funds from the checkoff.
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. BASF’s Crop Protection division works with growers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others to help make this possible. With their cooperation, BASF is able to sustain an active R&D pipeline, an innovative portfolio of products and services, and teams of experts in the lab and in the field to support customers in making their businesses succeed. In 2017, BASF’s Crop Protection division generated sales of €5.7 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.agriculture.basf.com or on any of our social media channels.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.
Brushvale Soy Products, LLC, a family owned business, was established in 1980 for the production, processing, packaging and export of identity-preserved food grade crops that are shipped in bulk or bags. The owners of Brushvale Soy Products, LLC are third generation farmers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota and produce most of the non-GMO clear hilum soybeans that they process. Brushvale specializes in soybeans used for natto, tofu, miso, soymilk, soy sauce, and other soy food products.
Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe. Bunge connects the farm to the retail shelf through its oilseed and grain origination, oilseed crushing, oil refining and bottling, and milling. They provide commodity, identity preserved and non-GMO soybeans and commodity soybean meal. The company’s shipping capabilities include bulk vessel & containers.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the U.S. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping out owners grow their businesses through our domestic and global operations. CHS is a Fortune 100 company with a board of directors consisting of farmers and ranchers.
Citizens supplies all crop inputs and has three crop advisors on staff. Citizens has their own truck fleet including chassis to haul overseas containers to the container yards. Equipped with five locations, their Charlotte location handles 100% non-GMO soybeans; from this location Citizens stores, processes, packages and ships the non-GM products globally.
Based in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. is a licensed grain dealer and warehouseman We own and operate facilities needed to store, segregate, clean, condition, handle and deliver high-quality corn and soybeans since 1974. Clarkson Grain Company provides Specialty Crops- both Non-GMO and Organic Oilseeds and Grains.
CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving agribusinesses and other vital industries across rural America. Outside the U.S., they provide financing to support the export of U.S. agricultural products to markets around the globe.
COFCO International is a global agribusiness with a six-continent supply chain, including grains and oil seeds.
*represented in the International Class of USSEC Membership
Established in 1999, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC (CIH) provides customized agricultural price management consulting services and educational programs to commercial firms and industry associations. CIH clients are primarily agricultural hedgers including crushing, trading, milling, food, feed and livestock firms. CIH offers a full array of services to meet various clients’ needs such as: Risk Assessment, Advanced Hedge Design and Maintenance, Hedge Policy Development, Internal Reporting Procedures, Profit Margin Management, OTC Consulting, and Education and Training. CIH prides itself on the ability to work one-on-one with clients, allowing them to gain greater expertise and confidence in managing price risk and controlling margins.
From America’s great heartland, CGB originates and markets grain and oilseeds for the export and domestic channels. CGB has an extensive network of over 100 grain elevators and terminals which utilize various modes of transportation. CGB focuses on providing quality service and products for farmers and dealers as well as end use customers. Because of this focus, they value close relationships with customers for food and feed in the US and around the world.
Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
A Canadian-based exporter with a US HQ in Kansas. Specializes/Active in the containerized trade of a multitude of agricultural products from both the U.S. and Canada, including Soybeans, Corn, Wheat, DDG’s, and specialty grains.
DuPont Nutrition & Health, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, combines in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition with current research and expert science to deliver unmatched value to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. We are innovative solvers, drawing on deep consumer insights and a broad product portfolio to help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities.
Fornazor International, Inc. offers a wide variety of commodities and feed ingredients such as animal proteins, vegetable proteins, marine proteins, whole grains, forage grasses and equine feeds. Throughout the years Fornazor International has developed relationships with multiple first class feed and grain suppliers throughout North America, enabling our feed ingredients product line to grow as we continue to expand and develop.
Gavilon provides physical distribution, merchandising and trading across basic inputs and outputs, including grains, feed ingredients, and fertilizer. Gavilon also helps its customers successfully manage risk and optimize margins across the entire spectrum of agricultural.
Our Non-GMO soybean cleaning facility and corporate headquarters are located in the heartland of the United States. Our global latitude combines some of the world’s richest crop land with ideal growing conditions to enable dependable food grade soybean production year after year.
Since 1993 Grain Millers Specialty Products has been a leading U.S. Supplier of Non-GMO and Certified Organic Food Grade Soybeans. Our soybean processing facility is located in St. Peter, Minnesota, the heart of the best food soybean production area in the Midwest U.S. This facility is BRC Certified to Global Food Safety Initiative Standards and operates under the highest standards of food safety and sanitation. We produce our soybeans under direct farmer contract with strict identity preservation standards and requirements. This strict Identity Preservation is maintained from the field to the final delivery to our customers.
Hang Tung Resources Limited is a multi-segment investment group with headquarter in Hong Kong, trading center in Chicago, IL and regional offices/companies globally. Hang Tung engages in international commodity trading with emphasize on textile, grain and oil seed export via containers and bulk vessels. With decades of experience, Hang Tung is able to offer distinguished services, high quality cargo and reliable logistic to its valued clients.
Since the beginning, Healthy Food Ingredients has been driven by a genuine passion to live up to its name. We are growing, innovating and leveraging our deep expertise to ensure accessibility to healthy food to feed consumer demand for health and wellness.
Working together for good.
As we began to grow our family of brands, we were inspired by a time when neighboring farmers would gather to help each other bring in the harvest. They understood that sharing hard work, multi-generational know-how and respect for the land would benefit the entire community.
Today, we draw on that same spirit and belief in stewardship to accomplish our vision of nourishing lives with healthy ingredients. We share our innovative processes and deep expertise to ensure superior safety, stability and security from seed to the food that nurtures our lives. Together, we hold a genuine passion to live up to our name, Healthy Food Ingredients, in everything we do. So when we survey the horizon, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each other and what we see is good. Good for business, good for people and good for the land.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) is a statewide organization that serves Indiana soybean farmers. ISA is recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB), as defined in the Soybean Promotion & Research Act (SPARC – soybean checkoff program), for the state of Indiana to manage the Indiana soybean checkoff program. The Indiana Soybean Alliance proactively works to improve the viability of Indiana soybean farmers and industry partners.
Inland Empire Milling Co., Inc. (IEMC), a family owned and operated business founded in 1919 by Ernest Schauble. Now it it’s 5 generation of Schauble ownership and management, IEMC is geographically positioned in key U.S. farming regions. Headquartered in Washington State, with our International Sales and Marketing office located in Chicago, Illinois, IEMC has nearly a century of experience in filling the needs of local farmers while meeting the needs of international buyers throughout the globe. IEMC can truly deliver U.S. commodities directly from the farm to customers anywhere in the world. The primary commodities we handle and export are Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Corn, Dried Distiller’s Grain w/Solubles (DDGS), Wheat, Barley, and Whole Green Peas. We specialize in containerized shipments. We load containers directly at our facilities and also through a network of suppliers scattered throughout the United States.
Insta-Pro International works closely with processors to examine challenges and develop chemical free processing solutions for producing protein that can be used in livestock feed, vegetable oils, soy food ingredients, pet food and fish feed. The Insta-Pro Intl method uses an exclusive process with advantages in the following: nutritional quality, digestibility, omproved flavor, longer shelf life. Additional Support includes: quick response to customer needs, nutritional advice, engineering advice, connectivity to raw ingredient suppliers, business partners and consumers. As a result, Insta-Pro Intl’s leadership in mechanical reliability and nutritional excellence has earned us a top reputation in the industry.
International Feed is a Minnesota based trading company with focus on exports of containeraized feed ingredients, grains and oilseeds and animal proteins to the global marketplace. International Feed operates own container transloading, logistics and distribution business.
The IGP Institute serves Kansas and U.S. commodity organizations through its global education center housed in the Grain Science Complex on the campus of Kansas State University. This complex is home to the International Grains Program Conference Center, Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center and the Bio-processing and Industrial Value Added Products Innovation Center. The mission of the International Grains Program is to offer innovative technical programs to enhance the market preference, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain industry.
Intertek is an industry leader with more than 44,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. They deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Whether your business is local or global, Intertek can help to ensure that your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. They hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivaled.
INTL FCStone serves the under-served small and mid-size clients seeking insights and guidance, and larger institutions seeking access to specialty markets. Whether the client is managing risk or investing for gain, INTL FCStone will always help them benefit from their exposure to financial markets. INTL FCStone provides Interest Rate Hedging and Market Information, along with Commodity Hedging.
IOM Grain opened its doors in 2003, and the location is no accident. The fact that many growers in the area have raised seed soybeans lends to the idea that a very high quality food grade grain facility could be supplied by growers that understand “Best Management Practices” and “Identity Preservation.” IOM Grain is certified by A.I.B. for cleanliness and food safety practices, receiving superior ratings from past inspections. IOM Grain employs the latest technology available in our industry to efficiently create the highest quality grain possible. The infra red technology used in our plant is recognized as the gold standard for food safety. This system examines every seed for imperfections while processing up to 35,000 pounds of grain per hour. IOM Grain currently processes 9 different grain varieties that are packaged and shipped according to customer specifications.
Just like the diverse group that founded Iowa Farm Bureau in 1918, today’s members come from all walks of life and easily find common ground in values like family, productivity and quality of life. Whether you farm or not, our work touches you in some way. Through local and state initiatives, Iowa Farm Bureau promotes youth development and education, rural community renewal, health and wellness initiatives, the environment, Iowa’s famous work ethic and many charitable causes.
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is governed by an elected board of 21 volunteer farmers and serves more than 11,000 members throughout the state.
J&J Corporation (DBA: Soyko International Inc.) in Gary began processing and marketing seeds in 1986. The Marketing & sales of wide-ranging specialty Identity Preserved Commodities for customers worldwide. Products comprise of food quality non-GMO, Organic Soybeans, Tofu type soybeans and especially sprout soybean supplies a full line of Identity Preserved food. Facility also certified to utilizing such as Certified Organic and conventional non-GMO: dry beans, grains, seeds, soybeans.
The Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) is a farmer-driven organization dedicated to improving profitability, increasing demand and building a strong future for all Kansas soybean farmers. KSC consists of nine farmers elected to serve the needs and interests of Kansas soybean farmers. Those commissioners oversee the investment of 50 percent of Kansas’ checkoff dollars. (The other 50 percent goes to the United Soybean Board.) The farmer-leaders are elected to serve their geographic regions through a process conducted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. KSC primarily focuses on soybean research, marketing and education to support the profit opportunities for Kansas soybean farmers and the soybean industry.
KG Agri Products, Inc. provides non-GMO, organic, and identity preserved soybeans and processed soybeans such as tofu, soymilk, natto, flour, and soynuts.
Knewtson Soy Products is a family farm and soybean seed company located in southern Minnesota, USA. Knewtson has been producing soybeans for seed since 1951 and for food since 1974. They provide soybeans for food and feed markets, and ship directly from their farm to their customers via containers.
Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with more than 725 full-time employees at locations in more than 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners
Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.
Meherrin Agricultural and Chemical Company’s humble farming roots date back to 1917. Out of their humble beginnings they have steadily built Meherrin into a strong and stable, full service agricultural and chemical supplier. Founded as a family business in 1958, Meherrin continues to operate as a family business.
Meherrin provides crop protection services, sells fertilizer and seeds, and other proprietary products.
From a base of 30+ locations across 8 states along the Eastern Seaboard, Meherrin services customers that produce several million acres of soybeans, corn, cotton, fruit, peanuts, small grains, tobacco, tree crops, turf, and vegetables. Meherrin values the relationships with those customers and the people they hire and train to service those acres. They continually invest in training, assets, technology, and research to ensure they are providing the most effective solutions for their customers.
Midwest Ag Enterprises Inc is a supplier of high quality feed additives and proprietary added value Soy proteins for the animal and aqua feed industry. Midwest Ag Enterprises was formed in 2002. In 2008 the company began vertically integrating into the value added protein business with the purchase of Protein Resources in West Bend, IA.
Connecting Minnesota suppliers of commodities and value-added food products to buyers from around the world.
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of the state’s soybean farmers. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers to pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. Funds are used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.
Missouri Department of Agriculture is focused on promoting and building Missouri agriculture through domestic and international tradeshows and trade missions, marketing programs that provide funding to Missouri producers and being knowledgeable about markets and trade regulations.
The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) is a farmer-run organization dedicated to improving the profitability of the Missouri soybean farmer through a combination of marketing, research and commercialization programs.
Montague Farms is a Virginia-based producer and exporter of identity preserved non-GMO soybeans. We offer full cleaning, packaging and logistics solutions for our customers in the Natto, Tofu, Miso, Soymilk, Soy Sauce, Soy Sprout and other non-GMO markets around the world.
Two aspects that differentiate us from our competitors:
- Located on the East Coast of the U.S., which offers our customers economical ocean freight and an opportunity to mitigate soybean supply concentration.
- Sponsored soybean variety development program through Virginia Tech that allows us to develop and supply varieties that are an exact match for customers specifications.
National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) is a Trade Association for U.S. Oilseed Processors. NOPA represents companies regularly engaged within the Continental limits of the United States in the actual processing of Oilseeds for Meal and Oil using a solvent extraction process that are members of this Association.
The nine farmer-directors of the Nebraska Soybean Board oversee the investments of Nebraska soybean checkoff funds to maximize profit opportunities for all 22,000 Nebraska soybean farmers. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.
NeCo is a company that provides a top quality food-grade soybean product with added value and service to our customers through variety testing and selection, IP Handling, state of the art processing, research, and finally arranging for shipment to arrive to meet customer’s needs. Once we have the customer’s needs , we are able to select and provide the needed product through our network of growers and locations.
The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association is a grassroots organization representing corn and soybean producers’ interests. The Association works to develop and expand markets, educate members, and enhance public policy for corn and soybean growers in the Empire State. The Association sponsors research on corn and soybean production, utilization, and marketing; and hosts educational programs on management, production, and marketing. The Association is also a Qualified State Soybean Board and administers New York’s soybean checkoff.
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is the research, promotion, and advocacy organization serving the interest of North Carolina’s soybean producers and their families. For North Carolina soybean producers, the association is putting the checkoff to work for you through: research, market development and communications. They also make voices heard through Soybean Policy Initiatives. The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association represents approximately 8,500 soy growers in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
The North Dakota Soybean Council invests checkoff dollars paid by more than 8,000 soybean producers to increase demand and yields, expand overseas markets, strengthen our transportation infrastructure, provide valuable producer education and increase consumer awareness about our industry.
The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association (NDSGA) is a statewide, nonprofit, member-driven organization. NDSGA exists to conduct legislative activities at the state level in Bismarck and national level in Washington, D.C., to improve the sustainable prosperity of its soybean farmer members and the entire soybean industry. The organization is one of 26 similar organizations from soybean-producing states that are affiliated with the American Soybean Association (ASA).
NDSGA’s mission is to create partnerships to proactively improve the profitability and representation of all North Dakota soybean growers and to develop quality community leaders.
Northwest Grains International is a full service supplier of US Agricultural Ingredients (including Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Distillers Dried Grains, Corn, Milk and Whey Powders, and Animal Bi Products) via containers to export destinations. We control all elements of the supply chain to give our customers the best service–i.e. origination, truck and rail logistics, transloading, documentation, and ocean freight with Ocean Carrier direct contracts and an in house NVOCC.
Olam International, established in 1989, is a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.
As well as growing crops in their own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, Olam operates over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers, they develop ingredients and find solutions for their customers. Olam’s value chain spans over 60 countries. They also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics.
Through their Packaged Foods Business, Olam International markets their own brands directly to consumers in Africa.
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board (PSB) consists of a farmer-driven board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the national soy checkoff program. The soy checkoff helps ensure a strong and profitable future for soybean farmers. Through the checkoff, each farmer contributes one-half of 1 percent of the price of each bushel, which elevators and processors collect at the first point of sale. The checkoff uses the funds for activities to improve the profit potential for all U.S. soybean farmers. PSB primarily focuses on soybean research, marketing and education to support the profitability of Pennsylvania soybean farmers and the soy industry.
Perdue AgriBusiness provides agricultural products and services to feed, food, fertilizer and biofuels industries around the world. We maintain storage capacity along the East Coast of the U.S. and operate a soybean crush and grain export terminal at Chesapeake, Virginia.
Pipeline Foods is accelerating the availability and reliability of organic, non-GMO and regeneratively grown food. We bring transparent, sustainable supply chain solutions to connect the dots for our farming partners and end users of organic and non-GMO grains and ingredients.
R.J. O’Brien & Associates LLC is the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States. They provide full-service risk-management solutions to producers and end-users of agricultural, livestock, base metal, softs and energy products.
Rogers Grain, located in Western Ohio, is a business focused on quality assurance and customer satisfaction. The company conditions, cleans and supplies IP, non GMO soybeans and specialty grains for both domestic and international use.
SB&B Foods Inc. is large scale, family owned and operated agribusiness located in Casselton, North Dakota, USA. With its 5th generation roots in the Red River Valley of North Dakota, SB&B Foods has been delivering traceable, identity preserved food ingredients for nearly 30 years to customers worldwide. With its multi-state production network of Non-GMO soybeans and other specialty grains along with two state-of-the-art cleaning facilities, SB&B Foods Inc. is well positioned to supply your food ingredient needs
Schwartz Farms was founded by Thomas Schwartz Sr. in 1956 as a dairy and 200 acres of grain farm. Tom Sr. and his two sons, Tom Jr. and Dan, eventually sold the dairy cows in 1979 and became an all grain farm. At that time, Tom Sr. and his sons farmed approximately six hundred acres. Then in 1989, Schwartz Farms was formed as a general partnership between Tom Sr. and his two sons, Tom Jr. and Dan, farming roughly 1,500 acres at that point. Since the passing of Tom Sr. in 1995, Dan and Tom Jr. have expanded operations to approximately 3,500 acres of Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Oats, and Barley. Schwartz Farms is involved in the international foodgrade soybean industry since 1996. During this year, they began a Seed & Foodgrade Soybean business. This move has allowed Schwartz Farms to expand its operation without adding any additional growing crop acres through contracts with local growers. Annually, approximately 6,500 acres are contracted for foodgrade soybean production. Schwartz Farms sells these beans domestically and exports them to numerous East Asian countries, such as Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and Korea. Also, Schwartz Farms sells wheat, barley, oats, foodgrade and Roundup Ready soybean seed domestically and in Canada.
Agriculture is a major industry for South Dakota. For the farmers who work the land, agriculture is more than a job – it is a career, a passion, and a way of life.
At least 97% of farms in South Dakota are family owned and operated. Many of these farms have been in the same family for more than 100 years and the average age of a South Dakota farmer is 57 years old. There are nearly 49,000 producers in South Dakota on almost 30,000 farmes or ranches. In 2017, the average size of a farm in South Dakota was 1,443 acres.
South Dakota’s agriculture industry has a $32.5 billion economic impact each year. With more than 19 million acres of cropland and nearly 22 million acres of pastureland, our farmers and ranchers are one of our economy’s key drivers. In addition to generating 33% of our state’s economic activity, production agriculture and its value-added industries employ over 132,000 South Dakotans. This economic impact is a direct result of our production capacity and investment in value-added industries. Businesses ranging from ethanol plants and livestock feeding operations to farmers’ markets and wineries are capitalizing on agriculture’s competitive and comparative advantages for economic development in South Dakota.
SDSP owns and operates a hexane solvent plant in Volga, SD as well as an extruder press plant in Miller, SD. SDSP has been operating since 1996, producing high quality soybean products including meal, oil, and hulls. SDSP has a refinery converting crude soybean oil into soybean salad oil. SDSP offers specialty products including Non-GMO soybean meal and oil. SDSP products are sold locally throughout the US and into the international marketplace.
The seven farmer-directors of the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council oversee the investments of South Dakota soybean checkoff funds to maximize profit opportunities for all 13,000 South Dakota soybean farmers. South Dakota soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.
SSGA is a national alliance of companies focused on production, processing, and shipping of specialty soya and grains worldwide. Its mission is to provide resources that communicate the quality, diversity, and availability of their products.
Star of the West Milling Company has five flour mills in four different states and nine country elevators handling corn, soybeans, processing edible beans and providing local farmers with their crop inputs. The daily flour milling capacity now stands at 19,900 cwts, making Star of the West the 17th largest miller in the United States.
Everbest Organics, a subsidiary of Star of the West, is a certified organic processor of organic dry edible beans and soybeans.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Stone Arch Commodities serves customers throughout the world with high quality food and feed ingredients. Stone Arch works with grain processors, elevators, and farmers throughout the U.S. to consistently supply international markets with containerized agricultural products.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.
*represented in the International Class of USSEC Membership
T. Parker Host, Inc. is a full service ship agency firm serving ship owners, charterers, operators, receivers, and brokers. We have offices covering all ports along the US East and Gulf Coasts. Their boarding staff has extensive experience in handling coal, grain, minerals, fertilizers, general cargo, project cargo, scrap, cement, livestock, tankers (oil and parcel), container lines, cruise lines and mega yachts.
The Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board (TSPB) is the Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) for Tennessee producers in the national checkoff program. TSPB promotes the growth and development of the state’s soybean industry by investing checkoff funds in research, advertisement, promotion, education, and market development. The board membership is composed of nine soybean producers from across the state.
The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company rooted in agriculture, Founded in Maumee, Ohio in 1947, the company conducts business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, and rail sectors.
The Redwood Group originates, merchandises, stores, and handles wholesale grains, cereals, oilseeds, pulses, and other
alternative sources of protein for domestic and international customers. We focus on sourcing our customers’ needs for
traditional feed ingredients, specialized pet food ingredients and grain inputs. Operating throughout the United States and
Canada, we provide logistics for all aspects of the supply chain, including strategic investments in assets across North America.
Originating pulse, oilseed, and grain products from thousands of premium growing locations throughout the United States
and Canada, The Redwood Group delivers ingredients to domestic and international food manufacturers. Our raw commodity
processing assets along with our animal science, public health, and quality assurance experience allow us to focus on sourcing
customer needs for niche non-GMO and organic ingredients for food products.
The Scoular Company is a 120 year old employee owned agricultural company with over 80 grain handling assets throughout North America. Scoular is a top 5 exporter of agricultural products in containers, both bagged and bulk loaded. Scoular sells gmo soybeans and soybean meal as well as non-gmo and variety specific specialty soybeans.
Thionville Surveying Co. Inc/Thionville Laboratories was established in 1961 to inspect, supervise, weigh, sample and analyze Agricultural commodities, including soybeans, in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and many ports in the world through agents. Thionville is recognized as superintendents and analysts for GAFTA, FOSFA as well as analyst for the AOCS.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Trans Globe is your complete solution to hassle-free feed, grains and forage at home and around the world.
Our global origination, supply chain, infrastructure and customer service capabilities, along with worldwide logistical services, make us an international leader in the field. With more than 25 years in the export industry, you can depend on the quality, consistency and accountability of our products and services.
Trans Globe applies the most stringent quality control standards to each and every product. We utilize the Triple Check System where every order is subjected to a minimum of three QC inspections. These inspections test all orders for conformity to rigid standards, which include a variety of physical and chemical criteria. From quality and consistency to customer service and cost—delivering a higher standard of products at the best possible price is our mission. That’s why you can count on us to deliver exceptional value time and time again.
TransGraph is a specialist commodities analysis and consulting firm working with more than 100 clients in over 20 countries. Their coverage includes major global agricultural and soft commodities (Soybeans, Edible Oils, maize, Mentha oil). Services include, in-depth Market lntelligence, Price Analytics and Forecasts, and proprietary software TransRisk, a Value-at-Risk commodity risk management tool.
US Nisshin Shokai is a USA-based trading company that specializes in sourcing food grade soy-ingredients from the U.S.A. Main products are Non GMO soybeans and soybean meal used for tofu, miso, natto, and soy sauce. We offer the dedicated service and attention to meet customer needs.
Established in 1877, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) promotes the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship.
The agency is headquartered in Richmond and has several field offices, four regional diagnostic animal health laboratories and a global network of representatives promoting Virginia products internationally.
Wheaton Grain is a full service container export supplier of US grains and feed ingredients to Asia. Wheaton is involved in all areas of the supply chain to best serve its customers. Wheaton operates a grain elevator, transload facility, manages a trucking company, and grows corn and both GMO and Non GMO soybeans on its Wisconsin family farm.
Established in 1983 as part of a Wisconsin-mandated checkoff, the WSMB works every day to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin soybean producers. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board is a grassroots, farmer-led organization dedicated to building demand, creating new uses and focusing on disease research for Wisconsin soybeans. The Board is committed to statewide education and outreach programs to inform consumers about the benefits of soy. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board represents 18,000 Wisconsin Soybean Farmers.
Zeeland Farm Services (ZFS) has served the agricultural industry for over 60 years from Zeeland, Michigan. ZFS is a processor of commodity and non-GMO soybeans providing both commodity and non-GMO soybean meal and oil for the food and feed industries both domestically and for export internationally. With over 250 employees, ZFS continues to be a marketplace leader providing products and services to a worldwide agricultural community. ZFS works with leading land grant universities, seed companies and farmers in the US to make sure that ZFS is providing the highest quality, premium products to the world marketplace.