AGP Hosts U.S. Senate Agriculture Leaders

AGP recently hosted U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) at its integrated soybean processing facility in Hastings, NE. Both senators serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee with Senator Roberts Chairman of the Committee. Cal Meyer, AGP Chief Operating Officer, provided an overview of the company’s cooperative structure, operations, and policy priorities during a roundtable discussion. Among AGP’s policy considerations presented to the senators were legislation supporting international trade, the biodiesel industry, and renewable fuel provisions of the Farm Bill. 

Following the roundtable discussion, Meyer led the senators on a tour of AGP’s operations in Hastings which include a recently expanded soybean processing plant, a vegetable oil refinery which supplies products to the food and biodiesel industries, and AminoPlus® production which serves dairy producers with high-performance soy bypass protein. AGP markets soybean meal and AminoPlus produced at the Hastings location to global customers through its export terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, WA. 

Chief Operating Officer Cal Meyer led a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Pat Roberts at AGP’s integrated soybean processing facility in Hastings, NE.

Cal Meyer discusses AGP’s operations at Hastings, NE and the importance of international trade and the biodiesel industry to U.S. soybean producers with Senator Deb Fischer.

From left to right: Ernie Kiley, Vice President, Operations; Mark Sandeen, Senior Vice President, Soybean Processing; Senator Pat Roberts; Senator Deb Fischer; Cal Meyer, Chief Operating Officer; and Matt Caswell, Vice President Corporate/Member Relations and Government Affairs.