SD Farmers Visit Grays Harbor

Darin Rogness (Toronto, SD) & Joel Foxley (Platte, SD) toured the AGP facility at the Port of Grays Harbor.

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South Dakota Farmers Witness Checkoff in Action

South Dakota farmers Mark Mueller, Phil Smit, Joel Foxley, Pat Scheier & Darin Rogness tour the Port of Tacoma in Washington. The famers were selected to participate in the International Marketing "See For Yourself" program.

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Go Viral.

South Dakota Soybean has posted the Top 10 Scoring Video Submission from our FFA Video Contest!

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Top 10 from China

During our many hours of travel time (including a drive home to Sioux Falls,after our flight from Chicago was cancelled), the group had plenty of time to collect our thoughts and reflect on our experiences. From those conversations we developed a top 10 list to share with you.

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Impromptu Field Visit in the Mekong Rice Bowl

Vietnam is the second largest exporter of rice in Asia. The Mekong River Delta is the rice bowl of Asia, and they are able to harvest 3 rice crops a year.

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Feed Mills & Fish Farms in Vietnam

The past couple of days have been filled with visits to feed mills and fish farms in the more rural areas of Vietnam. Vietnam is the largest soybean meal buyer in the world, with about 10 million metric tons of soybean meal going to commercial feed production. About 20% of this goes to producing feed for aquaculture in South Vietnam.

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Aquaculture in China

On Sunday we spent the day in the city of Zhu Hai in Southern China. Zhu Hai is located on the Pearl River Delta. The Pearl River is a large river for aquaculture because it has a number of tributaries. Also because the river is in Southern China, there is a longer growing season for the fish.

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South Dakota Soybean Leaders Travel to China & Vietnam to Promote Soybean Exports

For the past few weeks, we’ve been busy preparing for our upcoming trade mission to China and Vietnam. We’re taking off on Tuesday to promote South Dakota soybean quality and exports abroad. South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Walt Bones, will also join the group of farmer-leaders on the trade mission. As the top government official for South Dakota’s number one industry, Bones and soybean leaders will have the opportunity to meet with foreign government officials, importers and other major customers.

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Visit the South Dakota Soybean Tent at Dakotafest in Mitchell

Visit the South Dakota Soybean Tent at Dakotafest in Mitchell

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