U.S. Soy Grower Leaders Participate in 2019 IOPD

By - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

USSEC leadership is key to the organization of the International Soy Growers Alliance (ISGA) and the International Oilseeds Producers Dialogue (IOPD) meeting. On behalf of U.S. Soy, USSEC partnered with the American Soybean Association (ASA) to lead this week’s mission to the IOPD.

Grower leader involvement is critical to this effort. USSEC vice chair and American Soybean Association (ASA) director Monte Peterson and ASA president Davie Stephens represented the U.S. Soy industry at the XXII IOPD, which is taking place from June 24 to 26 in London, United Kingdom.

The conference provides participants with the opportunity to meet with other global oilseed producers to discuss issues of common interest and to develop partnerships that can provide support for key market access issues. In addition to building international markets, U.S. Soy needs market access for trade. IOPD provides a chance for U.S. Soy delegates to discuss international trade dynamics and build relationships with like-minded organizations from around the world.

Representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Paraguay, and United Kingdom are also in attendance at this conference. Countries shared perspectives on key issues, including international trade and the global regulatory environment for new breeding technologies. Through robust dialogue to address common challenges, these countries are working together to meet the needs of the future.

U.S. soybean farmers engaged with other oilseed farmers and delegates on key issues for the U.S. soy industry – innovation, international trade environment and market access.

In addition to building international markets, U.S. Soy needs market access for trade. IOPD provided a chance for U.S. Soy delegates to discuss international trade dynamics and build relationships with like-minded organizations from around the world.

USSEC vice chair, ASA director, and North Dakota soy farmer Monte Peterson gives a presentation during the XXII IOPD conference in London. Mr. Peterson and his fellow U.S. soybean farmer, Davie Stephens, ASA president and Kentucky soybean farmer, are participating in the IOPD to discuss international trade dynamics and build relationships with other like-minded global organizations.