Over the past week, the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) brought a trade team comprised of members from Myanmar, Cambodia, Guatemala and Senegal, to Iowa and the Global Trade Exchange in Omaha, Neb.
Before the team’s arrival in Iowa, the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee hosted the participants from Guatemala and Senegal. The team visited Citizens Elevator to learn about the high-quality soybeans being processed and shipped out of Michigan and around the world.
Once the complete team arrived in Iowa, they visited Insta-Pro to learn more about using extrusion in human food and animal feed applications. The team then visited WISHH Committee member Tim Bardole’s farm to see the current soybean crop and how U.S. soybean growers produce sustainable soybeans.
Before heading to Omaha for the Global Trade Exchange, the team visited CHS’s soyflour plant in Creston, Iowa.
At the Global Trade Exchange, the team met with numerous U.S. exporters, along with hearing presentations on the market outlook, transportation, and soybean research.
Special thanks to the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, the Iowa Soybean Association and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Market Development program for help pay the team members’ travel expenses.
CHS Inc. meets with the Africa trade team during the Trade Team Invitational (TTI) on August 15 in Omaha, Nebraska. The CHS team presented information on their specialty soy products, whole soybeans, and soybean meal. The TTI connects U.S. soy suppliers to overseas buyers and presents an opportunity for dialogue between buyer and supplier to discuss products, availability, and logistics and other topics.