As trade negotiations between the U.S. and China continue, leaders representing the United States Soybean Export Council, the American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board are planning a soy trade seminar with industry visits from April 1 to April 4.
Meetings are planned with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, who will also give remarks at the seminar, and Consul General Sean Stein of Shanghai. Site visits will include an aquaculture farm.
Soybean sources tell Agri-Pulse “this is a goodwill visit including Keith Tapp (USB-KY), Jim Sutter (USSEC) and Davie Stephens (ASA-KY) to convey that we value China as a U.S. customer; to demonstrate our appreciation of the longstanding trade relationship between our countries, despite recent hiccups between our two governments. Stops include Beijing and Shanghai. Keith and Davie will be talking to buyers about the advantages of U.S. soy, including years of farming experience, technology innovations, sustainability practices, and being positioned to effectively serve a global marketplace.