Contributors

Mac Marshall

Vice President, Market Intelligence
United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council

Mac Marshall serves as the Vice President, Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). In this capacity, Mac works with USB and USSEC 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 and USSEC, 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.

Soybean Oil

Soybean Oil Shines Amidst Disrupted Global Vegetable Oil Supply Chains

Mac MarshallJun 10, 2022

The vegetable oil complex is a flotilla of boats navigating the tide in a pattern that for the most part keeps individual members—soybean, palm, sunflower,…

Family farms

Factors Driving 2022 U.S. Planting Decisions

Mac MarshallMar 25, 2022

U.S. farmers are receiving a variety of market signals as the 2022 planting season approaches. The combination of strong crop prices and high input costs…

Demand

Examining the Census Value of Exports: September 2021

Mac MarshallSep 9, 2021

Exporters and buyers of the U.S. soy complex look to data such as statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Census Bureau to…

Demand

Examining the Census Value of Soy Exports: August 2021

Mac MarshallAug 20, 2021

Examining data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Census Bureau helps to provide valuable information to both exporters and buyers of the U.S.…

Demand

Market Intelligence Monthly: June 2021

Mac MarshallJul 8, 2021

With the 2021 soybean crop in the ground and the peak U.S. export window in the rearview mirror, weather markets and associated volatility start to…