For Soy Meal Economics, Origin Matters

Pam Helmsing|Oct 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…


An Industry Up for A Challenge

John Baize|Oct 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…


A Growing World Population Wants More Soybeans

John Baize|Oct 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 –…


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

Peter Goldsmith|Oct 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…


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

Jen Del Carmen|Apr 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…


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

Jen Del Carmen|Mar 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…


Global Demand for U.S. Soybeans Will Continue to Grow

John Baize|Oct 15, 2017

Analyst John Baize leverages his 38 years of working the global market on behalf of soybeans and other farm products to predict trends and growth.…

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U.S. Soybean Farmers Rely on Trade for Economic Stability

USSEC Staff Writer|Sep 28, 2017

Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), speaks about the importance of bringing…

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Weekly Outlook: Soybean Consumption Finishes Strong in 2016-17

Todd Hubbs|Sep 13, 2017

The 2016-17 marketing year for soybeans closed with strong consumption in soybean crush and export numbers. USDA's current estimate of 370 million bushels for the…


Biotech innovation good for the U.S. economy  

USB Staff Writer|Jun 9, 2017

  Careers in the biotechnology sector are at the forefront of job creation and growth. In the U.S., bioscience firms employ 1.66 million people across…