USSEC to Hold 19th U.S. – Japan Partnership Roundtable Meeting

By - Monday, August 31, 2015

USSEC will host a Japanese trade team at the 19th U.S. – Japan partnership roundtable meeting in Memphis, Tennessee from September 3-5.Memphis, TN

The team will visit Consolidated Grain & Barge River Terminal and Cargill AG Horizons before the roundtable begins. At the meeting, teams will hear an update on U.S. soybean production; crop condition; and soybean, soybean meal and soybean oil export and domestic production. Participants will also learn more about high oleic acid soybean production, non-GMO soybean production, the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP), the current situation of soybean crush and oil in Japan, and labeling issues in the U.S. and the impact of the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) new rule on partially hydrogenated oil (PHO).  Delegates will also have the opportunity to tour local soybean farms.