Last month’s trade mission to Europe allowed nine Missouri soybean growers the opportunity to network with potential customers across one of the world’s largest economic blocs. That included a visit to the World Soybean Research Conference in Austria, where attendees learned more about Missouri Soy’s patented high-oleic soybean. Aaron Porter, chairman of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, says SOYleic has an advantage in European markets.
Porter says SOYleic may see increased demand from dairy producers in Ireland, while next door in the United Kingdom, that country’s departure from the European Union three years ago may allow more opportunities.
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council chairman Aaron Porter is a soybean grower from Southeast Missouri’s Dexter.