ASA Appoints World Initiative for Soy in Human Health WISHH Program Leaders

first_imgASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) officers and committee members for 2015-2016. Front row from left: George Goblish (Minn.), E.L. Reed (Mo.); John Heisdorffer (Iowa); Treasurer Monica McCranie (S.D.); Vice Chair Dean Coleman (Iowa); Secretary Daryl Cates (Ill.), Gary Berg (Ill.), ); and James Wilson (Mich). Back row from left: Art Wosick (N.D.); U.S. Soybean Export Committee Manager Marypat Corbett; Bill Wykes (Ill); Chairman Lucas Heinen (Kan); Executive Director Jim Hershey; and Stan Born (Ill.). Not shown: Ryan Cahoon (NC); Levi Huffman (Ind.); Jeff Lynn (Ill ); and Steve Reinhard (Ohio).American Soybean Association (ASA) President Wade Cowan has confirmed the election of ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) officers and committee members for 2015-2016. Officers are: Chairman Lucas Heinen (Kan.); Vice Chair Dean Coleman (Iowa); Treasurer Monica McCranie (S.D.); and Secretary Daryl Cates (Ill.)New WISHH Committee members include: Stan Born (Ill.), George Goblish (Minn.); E.L. Reed (Mo.); Steve Reinhard (Ohio); and James Wilson (Mich.). Other WISHH Committee Members include: Gary Berg. Jeff Lynn and Bill Wykes (Ill.); Levi Huffman (Ind.); John Heisdorffer (Iowa); Ryan Cahoon (N.C.); and Art Wosick (N.D.) U.S. Soybean Export Committee Manager Marypat Corbett is an ex officio member.ASA and WISHH praise the leadership of outgoing chairman Andy Weldon (Mich.) as well as Members Ron Bunjer (Minn.); Bret Davis (Ohio) and Jack Trumbo (Ky.).“I want my fellow soybean farmers to know that WISHH is important because it lays the groundwork for our future,” Heinen said. “U.S. soybean growers send WISHH as their trailblazer for trade. WISHH teaches people in their own countries about how to use soybeans in animal feed rations as well as human foods.”In the early 2000s, forward-thinking U.S. soybean leaders in multiples states recognized that the growing protein demand in developing countries was a driver for their soybean sales. Well-researched studies showed that most future growth in food demand would be in developing and middle-income countries where populations and incomes were both on the rise.Today, the trends are even clearer, proving that WISHH-founding farmers planned well. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other economic analysis, developing countries dominate world demand growth for agricultural products. USDA projects developing countries’ demand for agricultural products will increase faster than their production. As a result, these countries will account for 92 percent of the total increase in world oilseed and meat imports in 2013-2022.Through WISHH, U.S. soybean farmers diversify their marketing investments. At the same time, WISHH creates economic opportunities in developing countries as they strengthen their agricultural and food supply chains. Lifting low-income consumers out of poverty is the most important factor in future global demand for food. As the world moves toward approximately 9 billion people in 2050, most protein demand growth will come from developing countries.WISHH helps developing country businesses become more profitable by blending U.S. soy into breads, beverages, meats and more for humans as well as feeds for livestock and aquaculture. In addition to making money, WISHH’s supply chain partners help fill the protein gap that exists in many developing country populations’ diets.WISHH and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) pave complementary trade routes that grow U.S. soy markets. On Oct. 1, 2015, WISHH will transition its Bangladesh operations to USSEC since the country’s annual U.S. soy purchases have now reached more than $2 million. USDA funding aided WISHH in forging key relationships with organizations like the Bangladesh Bakery Association that signed a February 2015 agreement to conduct soy flour trials under a USDA Quality Samples Program.After the transition, USSEC will build on WISHH’s work in the human food sector. WISHH will continue pursuing non-soybean farmer funding for work in Bangladesh, especially in aquaculture and livestock, and collaborate with USSEC for project implementation.WISHH is a trade-development organization. Since U.S. soybean farmers founded WISHH in 2000, it has worked in 24 countries to develop long-term markets for U.S. soybean farmers while fueling economic growth and value chain development. The WISHH program is managed from ASA’s world headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.wishh.orglast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is now accepting ticket requests for the 2019 NTIA Gala Dinner which will be held on Saturday 20 July in the Grand Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.AFTA invites guests to spend time with 1,500 industry members and celebrate the stars of the industry at a world-class venue which boasts a spectacular view of the city, 5-star culinary delights, state of the art sound and lighting technology.Guests are in for a treat with a surprise act from an international superstar and loads of lucky door prizes thanks to Major Sponsor Qantas, Beverage Sponsor Air New Zealand and Gold Sponsor Star Alliance.All guests that attend the Gala Dinner are invited to ‘Win their Dream Holiday with Qantas’ with $10,000 and $20,000 up for grabs. All guests have to do is go to the online competition site and tell Qantas what their dream Qantas holiday would look like in 100 words or less. Enter the competition here.Following formalities, all guests are invited to attend the Singapore Airlines After Party which will be held at Darling Harbour’s hottest waterfront venue, The Watershed.Ticket requests for the NTIA Gala Dinner are available from the AFTA website here.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more