Expanding foreign markets
Exporting soybeans to other countries is important to Ohio’s farmers — about half of the soybeans grown in Ohio are exported — which is why expanding international markets is important to the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff. Introducing international audiences who have little understanding of the sustainability of Ohio produced soybean products remains a priority. OSC is working to create forums where soybean buyers can meet with Ohio exporters, farmers and universities to discuss Ohio’s soybean quality and address any concerns soybean buyers may have. Whether through trade team visits, market research or customer outreach, OSC is dedicated to expanding the global market for Ohio’s soybeans.
For more information about what OSC is doing with international marketing, please contact Madison Layman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do we focus on exporting Ohio soybeans?
More than 50% of the soybean crop is exported
Soybeans are the #1 export among Ohio and U.S. agricultural products
Whole soybeans, meal, and oil are about half of Ohio’s total ag exports
Ohio is the 7th largest exporter of soybeans in the U.S.
Market Development Programs
Trade Team VisitsRead more
EU/MENA Trade ExchangeRead more
Soy Transportation CoalitionRead more
USSEC Global Trade ExchangeRead more
Expanding U.S. Poultry in MexicoRead more
Industry Contact ProgramRead more
Frequently Asked Questions
You can do so through the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). USSEC is a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses, and agricultural organizations. USSEC can help connect you with the appropriate U.S. Soy representatives. Please fill out this form to begin the process of purchasing U.S. Soy.
You can also fill out this purchase inquiry form.
The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has a list of exporters and their contact information available here.
According to USDA, Ohio farmers grew 2.8 million bushels of soybeans in 2018.
3.8 million tons went to in-state crush:
- 3 million tons went to meal production
- 750,000 tons went to oil production
2.9 million tons traveled out of state:
- 2.5 million tons were exported internationally to top destinations like China, Europe and Indonesia.
- 368,000 tons were crushed domestically in places like the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.
Trade team visits are one way the Ohio Soybean Council communicates value and quality to key players in the soybean market. Trade team visits give international customers an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the U.S. food-bean supply chain and to confirm the dependable market system and sustainable supply chain of Ohio.
Are you an Ohio soybean grower interested in hosting a trade team at your farm? Contact Madison Layman at email@example.com or 614-476-3100 to set up a visit.