Jim Sutter joined the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) as Chief Executive Officer in 2010 after over 30 years of industry experience with Cargill, Inc. Since joining USSEC Sutter has led strategy development to ensure that the organization’s key focus is on differentiating and building a preference for U.S. Soy. Key initiatives have included building on the competitive advantage of U.S. Soy’s sustainability, improving the partnership with China in the area of sustainable food security, and demonstration of the intrinsic and extrinsic advantages of U.S. soy to customers around the globe. Jim is also actively working with various industry associations around the world on behalf of U.S. Soy.
He grew up on a crop and cattle farm in northeastern Colorado, received a degree in Agricultural Business/Economics from Colorado State University. Jim has worked and lived in numerous global locations and now makes his home in St. Louis, Missouri.
VP Market Intel
United Soybean Board / USSEC
Mac Marshall serves as the Vice President, Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board (USB). In this capacity, Mac works with USB leadership to evaluate and establish long-term strategic initiatives in support of advancing domestic and international market opportunities for the U.S. soybean industry. He also serves as an industry source of market information and analysis.
Prior to joining USB, Mac served as global market analysis and trade lead at Bayer Crop Science, where he worked on international market access issues as part of a global agricultural policy team. Prior to Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, Mac worked in Monsanto’s global strategy group with a focus on commodity market analysis in support of the company’s long-term strategy setting and understanding of near-term market dynamics. Before joining Monsanto in 2014, Mac served as a staff economist at the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics with a focus on agricultural commodities, in addition to serving as the supervisory economist leading a team of economists covering service industries. He holds a B.A. in economics from Vassar College and an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Commodities Economist
StoneX Group Inc.
Arlan Suderman is the Chief Commodities Economist for StoneX Group Inc. – FCM Division, a financial services provider for global markets. Suderman oversees the company’s commodity market intelligence efforts. He provides unique market insight on global macro-economic trends and their implications for the commodity markets.
Suderman is a leading commentator in the Ag commodity sector, with particular expertise in the interaction with the broader markets.
Previously, Suderman served as Senior Market Analyst at Water Street Solutions, an agricultural consulting firm.
Prior to that, Suderman was a Market Analyst for Farm Futures magazine and FarmFutures.com, while also providing written daily market commentary for Farm Progress Companies’ family of state and regional publications and websites.
Suderman started his career with the Kansas Extension Service, developing educational programming focused on crop production, marketing and risk management. He later worked for a private consulting service helping farmers with marketing and risk management.
A graduate of Kansas State University, with a degree specializing in Animal Science & Industry, Suderman has an expertise and passion for the markets that gives him valuable insight into the realities of macro-economic trends and how they influence the commodity markets. He shares his market commentary daily on Twitter with 31,000 followers, as well as on StoneX’s Market Intelligence Web site. Arlan can be heard daily on many radio stations across the Midwest as well as on Sirius XM Rural Radio and weekly on RFD-TV's Market Day Report.