The Soy Checkoff recently joined the U.S. Soybean Export Council and the American Soybean Association in leading the 18th international oilseed producers dialogue in Chicago. Doing so helped position the U.S. soybean industry as a global leader. The event brings together oilseed producers from all over the world – Asia, Australia, Europe and South and North America. Checkoff farmer-leader and Iowa farmer Laura Foell says she found that many of these farmers face the same issues that farmers face here.
“Even though we are competitors in this global oilseed market, we still have some of the same issues, such as how transparent are we. People want to know that their food is being produced in a sustainable way, both economically, environmentally and socially.”
The countries represented produce 90 percent of the world’s soybean exports. This marks the first time since 2006 that the United States hosted the event.
For more information on the importance of U.S. farmer-leaders working with their global competitors, visit WWW.UNITEDSOYBEAN.ORG.