U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)

We are a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses and agricultural organizations. Through a global network of international offices and strong support in the U.S., we help build a preference for U.S. soybeans and soybean products, advocate for the use of soy in feed, aquaculture and human consumption, promote the benefits of soy use through education and connect industry leaders through a robust membership program.

Company details

16305 Swingley Ridge Rd # 200, , Chesterfield , MO 63017 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

VISION

U.S. soy for a growing world

MISSION

Optimize the utilization and value of U.S. soy in international markets by meeting the needs of our stakeholders and global customers.

STRATEGY

Create a preference for U.S. soy by building and maintaining relationships through trade and technical services.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Resolve our customers’ market access challenges through trade services, collaboration, and leveraging within the soy value chain.

Collaborate with the importers and exporters of soy to create preference for U.S. Soy in markets in which we have a competitive advantage.

Meet our customers’ technical services needs by leveraging market access and technology advances.

USSEC’S MISSION is to maximize the use of U.S. soy internationally by meeting the needs of our stakeholders and global customers.

We are able to support and achieve this mission by adhering to a set of guiding principles and beliefs. Our overarching commitment is to always act honorably, responsibly and with integrity.

The USSEC team is governed by core values. These values shape our culture and define the very character of our organization. They guide how we behave and make decisions.

AT USSEC WE

DELIVER WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE

We aim to deliver world class services to our clients, the customers of U.S. soy and our teammates. We act honorably as advocates for U.S. soybean growers. We perform with diligence and perseverance, challenging ourselves to exceed expectations.

ACT RESPONSIBLY

We act with integrity in an open and honest manner in all of our relationships. We are good stewards of our resources and recognize that the disciplined management of assets is paramount to our operation. We are ethical, transparent and fiscally responsible.

FOSTER OUR DIVERSITY

We operate in over 70 countries. We help our teammates, and the communities in which we live and work, reach their full potential. We respect every individual and believe that our diverse backgrounds and experiences make us stronger.

TRUST OUR TEAM

We believe that the best outcomes are achieved with teamwork. When we work together with trust, shared ownership and accountability, we all succeed.

Our 15-member board of directors is comprised of four members from the American Soybean Association (ASA), four members from the United Soybean Board (USB), and seven members representing trade, allied industry, and state organizations.

New board members are seated annually. We are receiving funding from a variety of sources including soy producer checkoff dollars invested by the USB and various state soybean councils; cooperating industry; and the American Soybean Association’s investment of cost-share funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service.

U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has established the Crystal Bean USSEC Values Award to honor employees, who best demonstrate USSEC’s Core Values (Deliver World Class Performance, Act Responsibly, Foster our Diversity, and Trust our Team).

Nominations can be made at any time on the USSEC website and will be reviewed quarterly with one awardee being selected and honored at the end of the calendar year.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Current Employee with a minimum of one year of service
  2. Current Employee in good standing
  3. Holds oneself accountable to work and goals
  4. Takes an optimistic approach to challenges and ideas
  5. Consistent in demonstrating the Core Values
  6. Presents a positive, problem solving, appreciative approach to team work

Submission Requirements

Nominations may be submitted by a peer, manager, director or CEO.

Selection Process

The Core Values Team will select one nominee each quarter. The Annual award will be chosen from the quarterly award winners. Team selections are final and non-negotiable.

Quarterly and Annual Award

Quarterly nominees will receive a lunch in honor of their accomplishments with a member of management and will be featured in the USSEC newsletters.

The one annual award winner will be announced and receive acknowledgement of their accomplishment at the USSEC December Board Meeting and will also be featured in the USSEC newsletters.

The quarters are:

  • 1st Q      Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
  • 2nd Q    Jan. 1st – Mar. 31
  • 3rd Q    Apr. 1 – Jun. 30
  • 4th Q    Jul.  1 – Sep. 30

Winners will be determined in Oct. and the winner will receive recognition at the USSEC December Board Meeting.
For FY2015 only, nominations will be considered beginning in Q2.

Below is a list of the four (4) USSEC core values. Please describe how this nominee demonstrated one or more of these values.

DELIVER WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE

We aim to deliver world class services to our clients, the customers of U.S. soy and our teammates. We act honorably as advocates for U.S. soybean growers. We perform with diligence and perseverance, challenging ourselves to exceed expectations.

ACT RESPONSIBLY

We act with integrity in an open and honest manner in all of our relationships. We are good stewards of our resources and recognize that the disciplined management of assets is paramount to our operation. We are ethical, transparent and fiscally responsible.

FOSTER OUR DIVERSITY

We operate in over 70 countries. We help our teammates, and the communities in which we live and work, reach their full potential. We respect every individual and believe that our diverse backgrounds and experiences make us stronger.

TRUST OUR TEAM

We believe that the best outcomes are achieved with teamwork. When we work together with trust, shared ownership and accountability, we all succeed.