North Dakota Soybean farmer travels to Nicaragua & Guatemala


North Dakota Soybean Council Director and farmer Art Wosick of Minto, ND recently traveled to Nicaragua and Guatemala where he had the opportunity to see firsthand both the market opportunities for US and North Dakota soybean farmers as well as the humanitarian role for soy.  Wosick was one of nine representatives from state soybean organizations to travel to Nicaragua and Guatemala February 13-19.  The US farmer delegation had a chance to see the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) market-development activities and witnessed the results of the World Soy Foundation’s humanitarian work.

“Nicaragua and Guatemala import over 90% of their soy from the US, which amounts to approximately 422,971 metric tons of soy product,” said Art Wosick.  “I was very impressed with the many market-development opportunities in Central America for US soy.  And at the same time, I am astonished at the amount of work that is being done to implement soy protein into malnourished kids’ diets.”

Source: NDSC