USSEC AND MSA Announce Site, Date of Upcoming U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and Midwest Specialty Grain Conference and Trade Show

By - Monday, January 22, 2018

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) have announced that the sixth annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and the 15th annual Midwest Specialty Grain Conference and Trade Show will be jointly held in Kansas City, Missouri from August 28 – 30, 2018, marking the sixth year that the two organizations will co-host this event.

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter said that USSEC’s portion of the conference is expected to draw more than 250 qualified soybean buyers from more than 50 countries.

“Kansas City offers a superb location for our joint international conference, trade show, and the global buyer / U.S. supplier meetings,” said MSA CEO Bruce Abbe. “There is a host of leading agriculture export companies located in the nearby region, and Kansas City is a center for U.S. agriculture transportation, including major intermodal rail operations going to all coasts. There will be much to do and see for our international visitors.”

This year’s event will feature a refined schedule that will spread out the trade team meetings between commodity and food soy and grain buyers and suppliers throughout two days, aimed at maximizing productive exchange meetings. Follow developments at www.grainconference.org.

Missouri ranks sixth in production of U.S. Soy. In 2016, Missouri soybean farmers harvested 271.5 million bushels on more than 5.6 million acres, worth over $2.6 billion. In 2016, Kansas ranked tenth in production of U.S. Soy with the state’s soybean farmers harvesting 192.5 million bushels on just over 4 million acres, worth $1.8  billion.

For more information, contact Will McNair at (314) 413-5522 or wmcnair@ussec.org.