Soybeans destined for export follow an identity preservation process. In other words, Missouri soybean producers monitor soybeans as they move from Missouri, USA, farms to food product manufacturers. So what does that mean for you? Identity preservation ensures that soybeans maintain their quality at every step of the process.
Cooperative seed companies develop seed to exhibit traits that are important to Southeast Asian consumers and food manufacturers. The result can be soybeans with higher protein, which creates a more nutrient-rich product for consumers, or soybeans with traits that improve processing efficiency, which can provide more value for buyers like you.
Before contract producers plant their crop, their seeds are tested and required to meet stringent quality specifications. After planting, the soybean fields are regularly audited to ensure that growing standards are maintained.
The identity preservation process continues throughout the soybean harvest as we evaluate the soybean quality practices used by Missouri soybean producers in the fields and equipment used to harvest the fields.
After soybeans arrive at storage bins, they're stored and subsequently checked for quality on an ongoing basis with sensors, which can detect moisture and watch for any condition changes that might compromise the soybeans' quality.
During transport, soybeans continue to be assessed for their quality. An independent party can validate their quality when necessary.
After the soybeans arrive at our identity-preserved facility, they are cleaned and prepared for packaging. Although multiple Missouri soybean producers grow the soybeans, the identity-preserved process allows a soybean variety to be traced back to the farms at which it was grown. Such traceability guarantees that soybeans possess desired traits, growers have adhered to standards and soybeans are high quality.
Upon delivery of Missouri soybeans, Southeast Asian food manufacturers and preparers have the highest quality soybeans to use as ingredients in tofu, soymilk, tempeh, miso and other soy products.