Soybean Buyers Guide

Learn about Illinois Soybeans

Illinois is a leading soybean-producing state located in the heart of farm country in the United States. Illinois farmers raise a consistent supply of high-quality soybeans that are grown sustainably and delivered efficiently. The Illinois Soybean Association welcomes soybean, meal and oil buyers from around the world to see our soybean industry firsthand, from the Chicago Board of Trade to our fields and transportation system. Illinois soybeans offer advantages for domestic and international buyers.

Illinois: A Global Leader in Soybean Production brochure

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CONTACT

Eric Woodie

Trade Analyst and Facilitator

ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION

Want to learn more about buying soybeans or soy products from Illinois? Eric Woodie connects potential customers with local companies that have export capabilities matching specific needs. He also helps all parties navigate initial transactions.

Eric Woodie

David Headley

Trade Team Lead

ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION

Consider visiting Illinois to learn about our soybean production, supply and delivery firsthand. David Headley helps trade teams plan their trips to Illinois and often serves as a local guide and resource as visitors meet with farmers and industry leaders.

David Headley


 

Industry Resources

Associations and key industry members provide information to help current and potential customers understand logistics of buying soybeans from the United States.

Chicago Board of Trade Soybean Prices

Soybean-specific information from the Chicago Board of Trade includes current and historical figures relating to futures, options, margins and volume reports.

ISA Soybean Handlers Directory

The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program shows how Illinois infrastructure and transportation logistics move soybeans around the world.

U.S. Soybean Export Council

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) operates in more than 80 countries through ten offices around the world, facilitating U.S. soybean exports. This site includes an up-to-date International Buyer's Guide covering quality, procurement, transportation and risk management, as well as exporter resources.

Containerized Shipping: Opportunities for Soy Products

This report explains containerized shipping through illustrations, facts and commentary by the U.S. Soybean Export Council.

Grain & Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)

An international trade association with members in 94 countries, this organization promotes global trade in agricultural commodities.

How the Global Oilseed & Grain Trade Works

Learn the details and logistics within the United States soybean industry, with sections on soybean trade, transportation and end users.

North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA)

This group provides trade contacts and resources to develop the export of grains, oilseeds and their primary products from the United States.


 

United States Government Resources

Resources from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other departments help buyers and sellers successfully navigate commodity trade regulations and requirements.

USDA Foreign Ag Service

The USDA FAS administers Export Credit Guarantee Programs, provides lists of American suppliers and sources, and outlines steps to become an exporter. This site also features educational resources.

USDA Trade & International Market Resources

Reports and documents help soybean buyers and sellers learn about trade, market outlooks, and supply and demand estimates for world agriculture.

Export.gov

This United States Department of Commerce site provides extensive resources focused on export opportunities.