ISA is committed to working within the state and with other national organizations to develop the global markets for U.S. and Indiana commodities.
The new report funded with soybean checkoff dollars, "Cultivating Trade: The Economic Impact of Indiana's Agricultural Exports," noted that $3.4 billion in commodities and processed goods were exported in 2010 -- accounting for more than 10 percent of all state exports. The ripple effects from these commodity and processed goods sales spurred $2.2 billion in additional economic activity in the state, bringing the total economic footprint of agricultural exports to $5.6 billion.
Indiana exported $800 million in feed grains and related products in 2010. Livestock and meat, poultry products and wheat products rounded out the state's five largest agricultural export commodity groups.
Building Demand for U.S. Poultry in Mexico Helps Grow Demand for U.S. Soybeans
The Indiana Soybean Alliance is driving up demand for U.S. soybeans by sponsoring an initiative to increase value-added poultry products in Mexico. The initiative, directed by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, offers Mexican food processors the resources to diversify their product lines to include a variety of ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat poultry products. Since 2011, 58 new poultry products have been developed, and there has been an increase in U.S. poultry exports to Mexico by 70 metric tons per month.
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USMEF – The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is a nonprofit trade association working to create new opportunities and develop existing international markets for U.S. beef, pork, lamb and veal.
USAPEEC – The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council is a trade association of the U.S. poultry and egg industry that is dedicated to increasing exports of U.S. poultry and eggs worldwide.