The Nebraska Soybean Board is taking a group of producers to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2019 See For Yourself tour.
Soybeans are frequently the top U.S. waterborne agricultural export through the New Orleans Port Region, with over 22 million bushels moving through the area.
Rural Radio Network broadcaster Bryce Doeschot will be traveling with the group as they explore the ports and processing facilities.
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Day Three Audio Reports:
Day 3, Report 1 – The Port of South Louisiana is America’s largest tonnage port district, allowing a speedy distribution of products to the world. Paul Aucoin serves as the port executive director.
Deepening the Mississippi river is something Paul is aggressively advocating for. It’s a cause he says is important to everyone.
Day 2, Report 2 – The group toured the Port of South Louisiana to learn more about soybean exports. For Tobias, NE farmer Larry Schafer, the tour was an eye-opening experience.
Day 2, Report 3 – The group toured the Port of South Louisiana to learn how soybeans are exported in the region. One of the questions we asked Paul Aucoin, the port executive director, was about the effects of tariffs on the export hot spot.
Paul says he is thankful for the working relationship farmers and exporters do have.
Day Two Video Report:
As America’s largest tonnage Port district, the Port of South Louisiana is the premier sea gateway for U.S. export and import traffic.
The region sits at the intersection of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, which allows for speedy and expeditious distribution of products throughout the Americas and to the world.
(Video) Interview with Paul Aucoin, Port of South Louisiana executive director.
Day Two Audio Reports
Day 2, Report 1 – The group arrived in New Orleans and will embark on the first tours today. There are sixteen participants on the tour.
Day 2, Report 2 – The importance of New Orleans to the global soybean market cannot go understated. As Cale Buhr with the Nebraska Soybean Board explains, much of the U.S. supply is exported from here.
Day 2, Report 3 – Doug Saathoff is a farmer from Trumbull and member of the NE soybean board. He points out this part of the country is critical for the global soybean market.
Day One Audio Reports
Report 1 (Click for audio): Cale Buhr, Market Development Coordinator for the Nebraska Soybean Board, describes the purpose behind the See For Yourself tour.
Report 2 (Click for audio): The 2019 Nebraska Soybean Board See for Yourself tour is taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The region plays a critical role in the soybean production process. Over 22 million bushels moving through the area. Cale Buhr helps us understand how many of those bushels arrive.
Report 3 (Click for audio): It is a travel day for the 2019 See for Yourself tour to the Bayou. Trip participants will fly to New Orleans this afternoon. Cale Buhr describes a few of the tour locations
(Video) See for Yourself overview