Contributors

Alan Barrett

Director of Consulting
Doane Advisory Services

Demand

Long-Term World Soybean Outlook

Alan BarrettNov 21, 2019

Doane’s economists recently updated the International Agriculture Outlook report, which includes ten-year forecasts of harvested area, yield, production, utilization, per capita consumption and net trade…

Transportation

IMO 2020 Regulation Could Increase Diesel Cost

Alan BarrettNov 18, 2019

For agriculture, fuel cost is extremely important because it factors into the farming operation’s profit as a direct cost, derived cost, and transportation cost. The…

Demand

Trade Dispute’s Long-Term Impact

Alan BarrettNov 14, 2019

Doane Advisory Services’ International Report, which includes 10-year forecasts for soybeans, coarse grains, corn, wheat, cotton, and rice for 17 countries or major regions worldwide…

Infrastructure

Brazil Southern Ports Improving to Meet Northern Arc Challenge

Alan BarrettNov 3, 2019

The northern arc of ports is allowing Brazil to increase its grain export capacity without the traditional long delays in getting the grain to the…

Crushers

New Soybean Crushing Plant Provides Outlet for U.S. Farmers

Alan BarrettOct 4, 2019

Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) opened a 60 million bushel per year soybean crushing plant in Aberdeen, South Dakota and CHS Inc. announced it is expanding…

Exports

Brazil Northern Arc Exports Changing the Electrical Grid

Alan BarrettOct 1, 2019

Nowhere is the impact of increasing Brazil soybean exports felt more than the “Northern Arc.” Brazil is the largest soybean exporter and second largest corn…