Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council, said, following a two-day U.S. Soy Connection: Global Digital Conference and Situation Report, recently, that despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s global impact, soy in America is open for business.
He said: “USSEC swiftly adapted to the current circumstances and evolved our focus to connect with customers virtually, and demonstrate that our entire supply chain is working to ensure a sustainable, safe and reliable supply of soy for global customers.”
More than 2,000 participants from 100 countries registered for the two-day conference. Sutter said he hoped the conference was able to showcase the benefits of soybeans, and in the meantime, build relationships.
The US Department of Homeland Security named agriculture a critical infrastructure amid the pandemic, and Sutter said that farmers take their job very seriously to “globally provide food, feed, fuel and fiber along with the whole export supply chain that USSEC also represents.
“As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that we demonstrate to current and potential international customers, the strength of our farmers and the benefits of buying U.S. soy. Collectively, the farmers and the exporters have created a wonderful opportunity to be able to supply the global industry.” High Plains News