March 12–23, 2010
Future market access is crucial to the long-term viability of U.S. soybean production. TOP PRODUCER is proud to embark on a journey to the Panama Canal and Brazil to explore and expose U.S. producers to the potential and the challenges of expanding shipping channels throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Tour participants will meet in Miami on March 12 to board a flight to Panama. We will visit the Panama Canal expansion project in Panama City. Next we will enter Brazil at Manaus, where we will see how products are transferred onto the Amazon River. We will visit Mato Grosso, the largest soybean-producing region in Brazil, and end with a trip to Bahia, which is a major expansion area for soybean production and where many U.S. farmers operate.
Cost: $7,500 (single or double occupancy; includes round-trip airfare from Miami, all lodging and most meals).
Day 1: Convene in Miami for fl ight to Panama City;briefing on U.S. transportation infrastructure
Day 2: Tour of the Panama Canal
Day 3: Depart for Manaus, Brazil
Day 4: Tour Port of Manaus
Day 5: Depart for Mato Grosso
Days 6 & 7: Tour Mato Grosso
Day 8: Rest day in the Pantanal
Day 9: Depart for Bahia via Brasilia
Days 10 & 11: Tour Bahia
Day 12: Final meetings in Bahia and depart for Brasilia
Day 13: Return home
Frontier Study Tour Stops:
- Panama Canal
- Manaus, Brazil
- Mato Grosso, Brazil
- Bahia, Brazil
Tour is limited to 20 attendees. Reserve your spot by e-mailing FrontierTour@farmjournal.com
. Payment must be received shortly after reservation.
Participants must secure their own passport and required travel visas.