Sep 06, 2018
Trade team members and ASA/WISHH Executive Director Jim Hershey join David Lueck in a soybean field to learn more about U.S. soybean production and the feed value chain.
The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program hosted a delegation of feed millers from five countries to attend the Global Trade Exchange (GTE) in Kansas City, Aug. 28-30. The soybean meal users from Cambodia and the African countries of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal attended several activities before and after the GTE, which allowed them to learn more about soybean quality, production and processing technologies.
On Monday, the team visited ASA/WISHH Committee Member David Lueck’s farm and a nearby MFA feed mill in Alma, Mo. On Friday, after the GTE, the team travelled to Sabetha, Kansas to meet with Extru-Tech, an extruder manufacturer.
ASA/WISHH will provide trade servicing by helping answer questions and support follow-up with U.S. exporters to the trade team members after they return to their respective countries.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) provided the funding to bring the trade team members to the GTE.