Nebraska Soybean Board hosts its first ASA/ WISHH international trade team

Nebraska Soybean Board hosts its first international trade team
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 11:11 PM CDT
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Trumbull, Neb. (KSNB) - Soybean food company representatives from both Asia and West Africa joined in on the first Nebraska Soybean Board-hosted international trade team American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health.

The goal of this week-long event was to inform these leaders about the soybeans from the United States and new ways the product can be used.

The trade team started its journey Monday taking a tour of 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 and into the grain bins.

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

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

“How do we get soybean as a reliable cheap protein, affordable protein, into human foods and you cannot know soybean if you do not go to the farm,” Ntim Adu said.

Ntim Adu said, overall, he believed the U.S. lead the way in soybean production around the world.

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

“Show them that we grow soybeans sustainably, we’re doing the right practices to, you know, ensure soil health, you know, we don’t — we want to protect these natural resources that we have, especially our water too,” Saathoff said.

The food company leaders were also set to tour an Ag Processing Inc. plant and participate in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Processing Center Extrusion Workshop.

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