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August 6, 2013

Moweaqua farmer sees soybean use in Central America

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“The lake is at an elevation of over 10,000 feet so the temperature stays very moderate year round. The temperature was 50 degrees on the day of our visit. I never thought I would be cold in July!” Rincker said.

A close second favorite was a quick trip to the Panama Canal.

“We had some travel delays and made it to the canal a day late and arrived in the evening. We missed our tour, but we were still able to view a few ships going through the canal. The size of the canal and the ships that pass through it is simply astounding. The canal is vital shipping lane for U.S farmers and was outstanding to see in person,” Rincker said.

Rincker said that Colombia was easily his favorite country to visit.

“Along our many stops it was always fun to talk to local farmers and industry representatives. They enjoyed talking to U.S farmers and putting a face to the product that they buy.

Colombians have a resounding acceptance for U.S Soy.

Rincker said that the experience definitely made him a better at what he does in agriculture production.

“It has helped me grow as a leader and allowed me to learn more about the United Soybean Board and how it administers Checkoff dollars. This was a once in a life time opportunity and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the program,” Rincker said.

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