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Global News Update

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Category General News 
The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, or Colombia TPA, took effect on May 15, 2012. The TPA grants U.S. agriculture exporters duty-free access to more than half…

The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, or Colombia TPA, took effect on May 15, 2012. The TPA grants U.S. agriculture exporters duty-free access to more than half of the products currently exported to Colombia. The agreement immediately eliminates duties on U.S. soybeans and soybean meal. It also provides duty-free tariff rate quotas on U.S. soybean oil.

Global News Update

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Category General News 
A group of USSEC technical consultants recently escorted Asian sea bass farmers and stakeholders to Thailand to visit three fish farms where they learned about the local…

A group of USSEC technical consultants recently escorted Asian sea bass farmers and stakeholders to Thailand to visit three fish farms where they learned about the local aquaculture industry. The group, led by Lukas Manomaitis, Southeast Asia technical director for aquaculture, included Siri Ekmaharaj, local coordinator from Thailand, and May Myat Noe Lwin, local coordinator from Myanmar. During the trip, the group met with representatives at Talaythong Hatchery, Nemofarm and Mr. K’s Farm in the Chonburi/Chacheongsao region of eastern Thailand. The group also met with the Thai Union Feedmill representatives where they discussed how sea bass could be successfully raised utilizing soy-based
feed formulations.

Global News Update

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Category General News 
USSEC recently escorted two groups of USDA officials to the Industrializadora de Mantecas (IMASA) plant. The tours highlighted the working relationship between USSEC…

USSEC recently escorted two groups of USDA officials to the Industrializadora de Mantecas (IMASA) plant. The tours highlighted the working relationship between USSEC and its key customers, as well as the use of soybean oil in margarine and shortenings.

 

Global News Update

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Category General News 
USSEC recently hosted members of a U.S. Department of Agriculture agribusiness trade mission in Shanghai, China. Michael Scuse, Acting Under Secretary for Farm and…

USSEC recently hosted members of a U.S. Department of Agriculture agribusiness trade mission in Shanghai, China. Michael Scuse, Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS), led the largest-ever trade mission to China. Paul Burke, ASA-IM North Asia regional director; Xiaoping Zhang, China country director; and marketing manager Claudia Chong escorted nearly 40 participants to a swine feed mill and swine history museum.

Behind The Scenes With An AG Leader

Monday, April 16, 2012
Category General News 
SCOTT Fritz is one farmer you’re as likely to find in a suit and tie as in work jeans and boots. Or you’re as likely to find him jetting to Greece or China as riding his tractor.…

SCOTT Fritz is one farmer you’re as likely to find in a suit and tie as in work jeans and boots. Or you’re as likely to find him jetting to Greece or China as riding his tractor. Fritz, Winamac, is a farmer who’s also an international leader for the ag industry.

Indiana Prairie Farmer

Japan Soybean Market Intelligence

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Category Market Information 
February 2012 Issue February Japan ASA (1)…

February 2012 Issue

February Japan ASA (1)

Chinese Commit to Record-Setting U.S. Soybeans Deals

Monday, February 27, 2012
Category General News 
ST. LOUIS (February 27, 2012) Agriculture leaders from China committed to purchasing 492.3 million bushels (13.4 million metric tons) of U.S. soybeans, setting a new…

ST. LOUIS (February 27, 2012) Agriculture leaders from China committed to purchasing 492.3 million bushels (13.4 million metric tons) of U.S. soybeans, setting a new volume record with an estimated value of $6.7 billion, during signing ceremonies the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) co-hosted at the World Food Prize Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and Los Angeles this week.

Chinese Ceremony

Chairman’s Report

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Category General News 
Dear Friends, Like many of you, I will soon start planting this year’s soybean crop, just as I’ve done for the last forty years. However, every farmer knows no two years…

Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I will soon start planting this year’s soybean crop, just as I’ve done for the last forty years. However, every farmer knows no two years of planting are identical and careful planning is needed to ensure profitable harvest. We analyze the market, inspect our current stocks, and make careful purchasing decisions to reflect new technology, scientific innovations and growing global demand. Developing USSEC’s unified export strategy (UES) application is a lot like farming – we must constantly adapt to changes in the marketplace to build demand and customer preference for U.S. soy.

Special News Edition: Global News Update

Friday, February 17, 2012
Category General News 
Chinese Commit to Record-Setting U.S. Soybeans Deals During USSEC-Arranged Visits to Iowa, Los Angeles.…

Chinese Commit to Record-Setting U.S. Soybeans Deals During USSEC-Arranged Visits to Iowa, Los Angeles.

Global News Update

Friday, December 10, 2010
Category General News 
Sutter Begins Duties As New USSEC Chief Executive.…

Sutter Begins Duties As New USSEC Chief Executive.

Global News Update

Friday, October 22, 2010
Category General News 
Value of Soy Exports Reaches $21 Billion.…

Value of Soy Exports Reaches $21 Billion.

November 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Category General News 
Talking Points November 2008. talkingpoints_1108…

Talking Points November 2008.

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