US Soybean Export Council welcomes Soy Connext

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA — The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is hosting Soy Connext, the global summit for the US soybean industry, bringing together more than 600 industry representatives, including international soybean customers American from more than 50 countries with American farmers and businesses. this week in San Diego, California, USA.

“Soy Connext, the industry’s premier global summit, will catalyze connections among international U.S. soybean customers in the animal protein, aquaculture, animal nutrition, edible oil, soybeans and commodity trading, with growers and the U.S. soybean industry,” said Jim Sutter. , Director General of USSEC. “With the level of volatility in the world today, it takes vision, resilience and partnerships to succeed in food and agriculture today. At Soy Connext, we will explore insights, trends and strengthen our collaborations to advance global nutrition, climate solutions and progress for people and communities.

USSEC, which runs from August 22-24, will also launch the Soybean Value Calculator, a tool for soybean grinders to calculate and compare the economic value of soybeans from various countries. Customers can enter company-specific data as well as soybean composition and physical factor data to analyze the potential economic advantage of choosing US soybeans over soybeans from other origins.

As part of Soy Connext, customers from 38 countries will visit U.S. soybean farms in 14 soybean-growing states to transparently engage with farmers, inspect the harvest, and discuss challenges, needs, and opportunities. Additionally, USSEC, on behalf of American Soybeans, is the international sponsor of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour, providing its customers with credible, third-party, real-time analysis of the quality of American soybeans directly from the sites of soybean production across the United States. . Customers and exporting companies will also participate in the USSEC Trade Team Invitational.

Soy Connext will cover the following topics, among others:

  • Macro dynamics – inflation or commodity super-cycle
  • Evolution of the vegetable oil market
  • Sustainability in the global animal feed industry
  • Vegetable proteins: trends and consumption opportunities
  • Sourcing Food Grade and Specialty IP Beans
  • Live reports on #USSoy 2022 harvest ahead of #Harvest22

Notable Soy Connext global speakers include:

  • Matt Ammerman, Head of Commodity Risk and Vice President, Eastern Europe and Black Sea Region, StoneX
  • Erik Noland, Executive Director and Principal Economist, CME Group
  • Emily French, Managing Director, Global Ag Protein
  • Anja Manuel, Co-Founder, Rice, Hadley, Gates and Manuel, LLC
  • Marty Ruikka, President, The Pro Exporter Network
  • Tom Vierhile, Vice President – Strategic Insights (North America), Innova Market Insights

Other attendees at the event include U.S. soybean growers representing the American Soybean Association, United Soybean Board, state soybean boards, related food and agricultural industry, and commodity exporters, among others. .

USSEC, based in Chesterfield, Illinois, USA, focuses on differentiation, preference elevation, and market access for the use of U.S. soybeans for human consumption, aquaculture, and food livestock in more than 80 countries. USSEC is funded by the US Soybean Checkoff, matching funds from the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, and industry.

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