Several North Dakota farmers recently got a close up look at fish farming and other ventures in Vietnam and Indonesia that are using U.S. soybeans.
The North Dakota Soybean Council delegation included NDSC Council Chairman Monte Peterson of Valley City, N.D.; NDSC Secretary Scott Gauslow of Colfax, N.D.; NDSC Board Member Jason Martodam of Mylo, N.D.; NDSC Board Member Art Wosick of Minto, N.D.; United Soybean Board Vice Chairperson Vanessa Kummer of Colfax, .N.D; North Dakota Soybean Growers Association Board Member Brent Kohls of Mayville, N.D.; and North Dakota soybean farmer Paul Kummer of Colfax, N.D.
The delegation had visited several feed mills, an aquaculture production farm, a large poultry company and an international container terminal.
"The trip ...not only helped us build relationships in those countries, it gave us a better understanding of market dynamics and economic growth patterns that exist in Southeast Asia for North Dakota and U.S. soybeans," says Peterson, NDSC chairman. "As long as we maintain economic growth in Southeast Asia, we will see strong demand for oilseeds, which inevitably means more demand for our soybeans and soybean products."