US Soybean Export Council CEO Jim Sutter announced Tuesday that the Export Council’s (USSEC) fourth annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 30–September 1, 2016. The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Midwest Shippers Association Midwest Specialty Grain Conference and Trade Show. “We wanted to get this date to our customers as soon as possible,” said Sutter. “We think our international buyers will be very excited to visit Indiana, which is one of the top soybean producing states in the U.S.” Indiana ranks third in production of U.S. Soy. In 2015, Indiana soybean farmers harvested 307.4 million bushels on 5.5 million acres, worth $3.167 billion.
The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is USSEC’s biggest event of the year, bringing together international trade teams and U.S. Soy industry representatives for key discussions and personal networking. Last year, carefully selected delegates from 55 countries participated in this unique opportunity. In 2016, USSEC is expecting a large international presence of qualified buyers from both the feed and food sectors.
The U.S. Soybean Export Council connects U.S. soybean farmers with opportunities to improve human nutrition, livestock production and aquaculture. This mission is accomplished with a science-based technical foundation and a global network of partnerships including soybean farmers, exporters, agribusiness and agricultural organizations, researchers and government agencies. USSEC programs are partially funded by the United Soybean Board (USB).