Asian and African food company representatives participated in a training session Tuesday at Northern Crops Institute in Fargo. With the current trade environment, Soyfoods Council Executive Director Linda Funk said this type of event can increase demand. “Soybean quality is very high, specifically in this region. That’s why you’re seeing the increase in food-grade soybeans in North Dakota.” The international trade delegation learned new ways to use soy foods through the American Soybean Association World Initiative for Soy in Human Health. The soybean checkoff programs in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota support this effort.