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USSEC Holds UES-17 Approval Meeting

USSEC held its annual Unified Export Strategy (UES) meeting in St. Louis on January 19 and 20.
UES is a funding proposal, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in May requesting FY 2017 funding. Each year, USSEC compiles a document on behalf of the U.S. Soy family that outlines the proposed overall international marketing plans for the next fiscal year.

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter, ASA VP Ron Moore, USSEC Chairman Laura Foell and USB Past Chair Bob Haselwood participated in the UES 17 meetings in St. Louis

USSEC developed the UES through a series of interactive meetings focusing on macro overview, budget allocations and a worldwide overview and FY17 program proposals. The director of each USSEC global region (Worldwide, North Asia, Americas, Southeast Asia, the Asian Subcontinent and Greater Europe/Middle East North Africa), along with the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), provided a regional overview and discusses program proposals.