A conversation with David Blankenship, with the Ohio Soybean Council, who was on a recent trade mission to Panama.
OCJ: First, what was the purpose for your recent trip to Panama?
David: I recently took a trip to Panama representing the Ohio Soybean Council to see firsthand and learn more about projects that the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff helps fund in partnership with USSEC.
OCJ: What were some of the highlights from the trip?
David: Seeing the Panama Canal first hand and watching the efficiency of the operation was amazing for a canal that transits such large volume. It is not only important to the Panama economy but it is also very important to U.S. soybean farmers and Ohio soybean farmers. The Panama Canal allows for easy transit of U.S. grown soybeans to be shipped over 144 commercial maritime routes worldwide.
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