The Nebraska Soybean Board welcomes its first international trade team

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Trumbull, Neb. (KSNB) – Representatives of soybean food companies from Asia and West Africa have joined the first international trade team hosted by the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative’s American Soybean Board for Soy in Human Health.

The goal of this week-long event was to educate these leaders about soybeans from the United States and new ways to use the product.

The trade team began their trip on Monday by visiting a soybean farm owned by NSB Chairman Doug Saathoff in Trumbull.

While there, the team asked a number of questions about the process of getting soybeans from the ground to the grain silos.

Samuel Ntim Adu, CEO of Yedent Agro Group of Companies and WISHH partner from Ghana, was at the farm on Monday.

Ntim Adu said he was visiting Nebraska to find out how to help make a difference.

“How do we get soy as a reliable and cheap protein, affordable protein, in human food and you can’t know soy if you don’t go to the farm,” said Ntim Adu.

Ntim Adu said that overall he thinks the United States leads the world in soybean production.

Before the farm tour began, Saathoff said he had a goal for what food

“Show them that we’re growing soy sustainably, we’re doing good practices to, you know, keep the soil healthy, you know, we don’t – we want to protect those natural resources that we have, especially our water too,” Saathoff says.

Food company executives were also scheduled to visit an Ag Processing Inc. plant and participate in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center’s Extrusion Shop.

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