Indiana soybean exports account for more than half of the state’s total agricultural exports, which generates an abundance of agricultural revenue and jobs.

In 2011, 150 million bushels of Indiana soybeans, including whole soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil, were exported to foreign markets. Today, sustaining a strong market internationally remains a top priority to Indiana soybean farmers.

Indiana’s infrastructure is an integral part in keeping an active trade momentum for the state. Maintaining railways, waterways and roads is a start to ensuring national and international trade remains intact. Support of transportation directly supports soybean trade.

ISA Export Partnerships

ISA partners with several organizations in order to ensure Indiana is well represented in the global soybean market.

USDA FAS — The USDA Foreign Ag Service is charged with providing assistance to buyers and sellers of U.S. agricultural products. Several programs provide funding for technical assistance, market research, consumer promotions, trade servicing and educational seminars.

USSEC — The U.S. Soybean Export Council is a partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, identity preserved value-added merchandisers, allied agribusinesses and agricultural organizations.

The USSEC Soybean International Buyer's Guide provides readers with a multitude of tools and information relative to quality, procurement, transportation and risk management to help ease buying decisions.

WISHH — The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health aims to provide U.S. soybean farmers with long-term trade relationships and market development by bringing the benefits of soy to developing countries. WISHH is a program of the American Soybean Association (ASA).