Alan Barrett

Director of Research and Consulting

Higby Barrett LLC


Barge Market Update

Alan Barrett|Jul 23, 2020

The Inland Mississippi River System, an important aspect of the U.S. transportation system, helps to ensure the reliable supply of U.S. Soy.

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May WASDE Sees USDA Raise World Soybean Carryout

Alan Barrett|Jun 9, 2020

Doane analyst Alan Barrett provides key takeaways from the May WASDE.

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May WASDE Sees USDA Lower Soybean Product Consumption

Alan Barrett|Jun 5, 2020

U.S. packing plants are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks, which affects demand for soybean meal.

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Long-Term World Soybean Outlook

Alan Barrett|May 27, 2020

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

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Parana Riverbank Collapses

Alan Barrett|May 19, 2020

The bank collapse of Argentina’s Parana River coupled with water levels at 50-year lows are currently making that country’s ag exports difficult. U.S. Soy has…


Delivery Process Helps Get U.S. Soy to Buyers

Alan Barrett|May 13, 2020

This piece explains the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)’s delivery process.

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Parana River Levels Shifting Volumes to U.S.

Alan Barrett|May 5, 2020

Lower water levels along Argentina’s Parana River may limit that country’s exports and possibly boost U.S soybean sales.

Animal Nutrition

Soybean Shipments to Mexico Expected to Soar

Alan Barrett|Apr 29, 2020

A new crushing plant in Mexico is expected to further boost U.S. soybean exports to that market.


Soybean Shipments First Quarter are Down

Alan Barrett|Apr 22, 2020

U.S. soybean inspections and shipments are down in the first quarter of 2020, but the full impact of the Phase I deal with China is…


La Nina Increasing Transportation Challenges

Alan Barrett|Apr 15, 2020

Doane’s Alan Barrett examines how La Nina could potentially affect the U.S. soy industry this year.