U.S. Soy Leadership Participates in IOPD

By - Monday, July 2, 2018

U.S. Soy leadership, including USSEC vice chairman and American Soybean Association director Monte Peterson, ASA president and former USSEC director John Heisdorffer, and United Soybean Board (USB) chairman Lewis Bainbridge, attended last week’s XXI International Oilseeds Producers Dialogue (IOPD) in Cuiaba, Brazil.

The conference, which ran from June 25-28, 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 provided a chance for U.S. Soy delegates to discuss international trade dynamics and build relationships with like-minded organizations from around the world.

In addition to host country Brazil, six countries gave overviews of the industry in their country, including the EU, Germany, France, Paraguay, the U.S., and Canada. 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 market expansion and market access for trade.

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.

U.S. Soy leadership participated in the XXI International Oilseeds Processors Dialogue in Brazil. From left: American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Ryan Findlay, USSEC Senior Marketing Director – Market Access Roz Leeck, United Soybean Board (USB) chairman Lewis Bainbridge, USSEC vice chairman and ASA director Monte Peterson, ASA president and former USSEC director John Heisdorffer, and USSEC CEO Jim Sutter.

 

IOPD participants

 

Visiting a farm in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The U.S. Soy delegation traveled to Sorriso, the heart of Brazilian soybean country. This farm is just outside of Sorriso.