Trade & Exports2023-05-01T18:32:56+00:00

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Trade & Exports

Illinois is a leading soybean-producing state located in the heart of farm country in the U.S. 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.

Positive impacts for farmers

ISA’s Interactive Trade and Export Journey brings the Illinois soybean export journey to life in a visual and educational way in the form of an interactive world map. The map allows farmers and buyers to choose their own journey from farm to market, showcasing the different avenues Illinois soy can take once it leaves the farm, and how it ultimately gets to its destination at a domestic crush facility or international export market.

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Check out the resources below to learn more about ISA’s efforts in the trade and exports space.

Chicago Board of Trade Soybean Prices2022-10-27T20:08:47+00:00

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

U. S. Soybean Export Council2022-10-27T20:09:16+00:00

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.

USSEC Online Portal for U.S. Soy Purchasers2022-10-27T20:09:51+00:00

USSEC is helping connect buyers of U.S. soy straight to exporters with an online purchasing platform. USSEC members can login and respond directly to inquiries from buyers around the world interested in purchasing U.S. soy. Visit the website below to set up a profile and start the process today.

Containerized Shipping: Opportunities for Soy Products2022-11-21T22:13:33+00:00

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

Grain & Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)2022-10-27T20:10:49+00:00

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

Interactive Trade & Exports Map2023-01-20T16:19:20+00:00

Check out the Interactive Trade & Exports map to follow the export journey from farm to market.

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