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Infographic: Containers Give Illinois an Edge in Quality Soybean Exports

Infographic: Containers Give Illinois an Edge in Quality Soybean Exports

Illinois is the global leader in producing soybeans. In 2018, Illinois farmers grew nearly 700 million bushels of soybeans, the highest of any state. If Illinois was a country, it would be the 4th largest soybean producer in the world. Not only does Illinois offer a large amount of soybeans, but the state also offers specialty and preserved quality beans.

With container shipping, soybeans are able to travel to international destinations while maintaining quality throughout the supply chain. Containerization limits damage from fungi, insects and foreign material. For food-grade, identity-preserved and non-GMO soybeans, container shipping is the preferred method.

Beans can be loaded on or near the farm and remain in the same container throughout the journey, from truck to rail to ocean vessel. This, in turn, reduces handling and prevents any potential damage. For more information about the benefits of container shipping, visit: https://bit.ly/2VDkYWp