Economics
Economics

For Soy Meal Economics, Origin Matters

Pam HelmsingOct 22, 2018

Much like a trip down the grocery store aisle, animal agriculture producers have many options when it comes to choosing ingredients for poultry, aquaculture and…

Economics

An Industry Up for A Challenge

John BaizeOct 17, 2018

“There is no more noble profession than growing food,” Director of Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ken Isley, recently…

Economics

A Growing World Population Wants More Soybeans

John BaizeOct 9, 2018

Did you know that in 1970 there were fewer than half the number of people on the planet than there are today? It’s true –…

Economics

Opinion: University of Illinois Leading the Way in Global Food Security

Peter GoldsmithOct 5, 2018

To improve food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and many other regions of the world, agricultural production systems need to be transformed. With widespread support, the…

Economics

Growing Appetites for U.S. Soy: Economist John Baize on the Drivers of Global Demand

Jen Del CarmenApr 14, 2018

John Baize, president of John Baize and Associates, has spent decades researching and consulting for the U.S. commodities industry. Analyzing global export trends, he says…

Buyers

USDA Trade Policy Coordinator Emphasizes the Importance of Trade to the World Economy

Jen Del CarmenMar 31, 2018

In August 2017, Jason Hafemeister was acting deputy director for trade and foreign affairs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). After meeting with international…