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African Trade Exchange Highlights Growing Demand for U.S. Agricultural Products in the Region

Paul Murphy-SpoonerNov 19, 2020

Virtual meeting allowed sub-Saharan African customers of U.S. Soy to connect, learn from each other and facilitate trade opportunities.

Demand

WASDE Supply and Demand Update: November 2020

Mac MarshallNov 11, 2020

Mac Marshall, United Soybean Board (USB) / U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) VP of Market Intelligence, provides his key takeaways as they pertain to U.S.…

Demand

Market Intelligence Monthly – October 2020

Mac MarshallNov 9, 2020

The October 2020 Market Intelligence Monthly, a report from Mac Marshall, United Soybean Board (USB) / U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) VP of Market Intelligence,…

Demand

Soybeans Rally on Pivot from Global Glut to Tightened Supplies

Julie DeeringOct 13, 2020

Spotlighting the global soybean complex and what’s happening in the United States, two soybean analysts breakdown the numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s October…

Exports

U.S. Inland Waterways Contribute to Soybean Sustainability

USSEC Staff WriterSep 30, 2020

Barges on U.S. inland waterways contribute to the sustainability of U.S. soybeans.

Exports

Investments in Mississippi River Dredging Improve Export Efficiency

American Soybean AssociationSep 2, 2020

The soy checkoff is investing in the planning, design, and analysis to dredge the lower Mississippi River to improve soybean export efficiency and serve global…

Buyers

1,000 Attendees from Nearly 70 Countries Convene Virtually for U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference

Paul Murphy-SpoonerAug 28, 2020

To sustain and grow relationships between international customers and the U.S. soybean value chain, The U.S. Soybean Export Council and The Specialty Soya and Grains…

Exports

Economists Expect Expansion of U.S. Soy Exports

Julie DeeringAug 27, 2020

While economists predict a possible 30% drop in the value of the dollar, Tanner Ehmke of CoBank Knowledge Exchange is bullish on soy exports.

Demand

WASDE Supply and Demand Update: July 2020

Mac MarshallJul 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report helps to provide a common, timely, and unbiased understanding of…

Animal Feed

U.S. Soy Industry Pivots Customer Engagement Amid Pandemic to Strengthen Pan-Asia Relationships

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJun 24, 2020

Drawing Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary McKinney, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Pan-Asia Digital Conference provided valuable global and U.S. market insights to 1,700…

Demand

May WASDE Sees USDA Raise World Soybean Carryout

Alan BarrettJun 9, 2020

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

Demand

Long-Term World Soybean Outlook

Alan BarrettMay 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…

Demand

Surge in Natto’s Popularity May Help Swell Soybean Demand

Will McNairMay 24, 2020

As Japanese consumers and end users increasingly demand natto, the U.S. soy industry may have an opportunity to increase its exports of natto soybeans.

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Mexico’s Attaché Remains Optimistic for Soybean Demand Despite COVID-19

Rob HatchettMay 20, 2020

USDA’s FAS attaché forecasts Mexico’s imports of U.S. soy will rise this summer.

Demand

Parana Riverbank Collapses

Alan BarrettMay 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…

Demand

Marketing Expert Describes Impact of Black Swan Events on Soy Industry

USSEC Staff WriterMay 15, 2020

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted a global digital conference including a session by Emily French, ConsiliAgra, about how the global soybean market is…

Exports

Delivery Process Helps Get U.S. Soy to Buyers

Alan BarrettMay 13, 2020

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

Exports

Grains Go With The Flow: U.S. Inland Waterway System Operating Normally During COVID-19

U.S. Grains CouncilMay 11, 2020

The U.S. continues to ship agricultural commodities via waterways, including a reliable supply of soybeans, during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

Animal Feed

Annual Attaché Report Optimistic for Chinese Soybean Demand

Rob HatchettMay 6, 2020

USDA’s FAS attaché Post is predicting higher demand for soybeans in China, which would potentially be a positive development for U.S. Soy.

Demand

Parana River Levels Shifting Volumes to U.S.

Alan BarrettMay 5, 2020

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

Demand

Exporter Panel Affirms Ability of U.S. Soy to Reliably Deliver 

USSEC Staff WriterMay 3, 2020

The U.S. Export Capacity Update panel discussion during the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) global digital conference described the ability for the U.S. soybean industry…

Demand

U.S. Soy Farmers Connect with 1600 Global Customers via Digital Conference

USSEC Staff WriterMay 2, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers took part in a virtual conference in April 2020, communicating their commitment to a reliable supply of U.S. Soy during the COVID-19…

Demand

1,600 Global Customers Attend U.S. Soy’s Digital Conference

USSEC Staff WriterMay 1, 2020

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted a global digital conference discussing how U.S Soy continues to be available to global customers during the COVID-19…

Animal Feed

Soybean Shipments to Mexico Expected to Soar

Alan BarrettApr 29, 2020

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

Exports

China Poised to Boost Domestic Reserves

Rob HatchettApr 28, 2020

China is looking to boost its domestic reserves of soybeans and U.S. Soy may be the answer.

Exports

Soybean Shipments First Quarter are Down

Alan BarrettApr 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…

Exports

Railways Keep U.S. Grains Chugging Down the Track to Export Market

U.S. Grains CouncilApr 16, 2020

The U.S. continues to ship agricultural commodities via railways, including a reliable supply of soybeans and soy products, during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

Exports

U.S. Soy is Open for Business

Lisa HumphreysApr 14, 2020

During these uncertain times, the U.S. soy industry is hard at work. All parts of the U.S. value chain, including farmers, grain handlers, food processors,…

Exports

Why Do Farmers Grow Soybeans?

USSEC Staff WriterApr 13, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers continue to grow a reliable supply of high-quality soybeans. But why are soybeans such an important crop in the U.S. Farmer Jordan…

Exports

U.S. Ag Exports Continue During Pandemic

USSEC Staff WriterApr 7, 2020

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has slowed many industries in recent months. But U.S. farmers continue to grow a reliable supply of agricultural commodities – including…

Exports

Flooding Concerns Remain for Next Couple of Months

Alan BarrettApr 1, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2020 National Hydrologic Assessment report, which provides an extended forecast for water related issues. For farmers…

Exports

The U.S. Soy Industry is Open for Business

Jim SutterMar 30, 2020

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact so many around the world, I can say with confidence that U.S. soy farmers, the U.S Soybean…

Exports

Safe Soybeans, Hazards to Crew: How COVID-19 is Impacting Trade

Alan BarrettMar 28, 2020

ProFarmer and Hellenic Shipper News reported that China’s soymeal futures are increasing as soybean crushers suspended operations due to a shortage of soybeans as the…

Exports

March WASDE Sees USDA Raise World Soybean Carryout

Rob HatchettMar 18, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Tuesday, March 11. In the report, the…

Exports

Argentina Halts New Export Licenses as Higher Taxes Loom

Rob HatchettFeb 27, 2020

The Argentine government temporarily froze the registration of new grain and oilseed export licenses on February 26, potentially affecting U.S. and global soy supply chains.

Exports

Pakistan Imports Increase 420%

Alan BarrettFeb 19, 2020

“Pakistan is among the top 21 markets for U.S. food and agricultural products in 2018,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural…

Exports

U.S. Soybean Shipments Still Reflect Diverse Reach

Rob HatchettFeb 13, 2020

According to Federal Grain Inspections Service (FGIS) data, 19.794 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans have been inspected for export between September 1st and December 19th.…

Exports

Paving of BR-163 Improves Brazil Northern Arc Ports

Alan BarrettFeb 7, 2020

Improvements to Brazilian infrastructure could potentially affect the U.S. soy industry.

Exports

Ocean Freight Rates at Nine Month Low

Alan BarrettJan 28, 2020

Due to Asia’s extremely long distance from the U.S., ocean freight rates play a major role in the price a farmer ultimately receives. Over the…

Exports

Growing the World’s Appetite for Soy, One Conversation at a Time

USB Staff WriterJan 24, 2020

Even in today’s fast-paced digital world, there is often no faster path to understanding than face-to-face collaboration. The International Animal Nutrition Working Group charts this…

Exports

USDA Final Soybean Report Disappoints Market Bulls

Rob HatchettJan 14, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual U.S. Crop Production 2019 Summary report on Friday, January 10 in addition to its monthly World…

Exports

Journey of a Bean

David GeigerJan 13, 2020

This documentary, written, filmed, and produced by David Geiger, agriculture journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host of the Agribusiness Report, traces the journey of a U.S.…

Exports

Egyptian Official Calls for Doubling Domestic Soybean Plantings

Rob HatchettNov 27, 2019

News services reported that Alaa Khalil, the head of the Egyptian Agricultural Ministry’s Field Crops Research Institute, aims to more than quadruple the area of…

Exports

State Soy Industries Support Global Customers

Illinois Soybean AssociationNov 7, 2019

The Illinois Soybean Association and other qualified state soybean boards (QSSBs) demonstrate how U.S. soy farmers and industry organizations support every step in the process…

Exports

Indonesia – Illinois Connections Demonstrate Soy Customer Support

Illinois Soybean AssociationNov 1, 2019

U.S. soy farmers and industry organizations support every part of the soybean export process. Many qualified state soybean boards (QSSBs) develop strong ties with buyers…

Exports

Southern European Soy Importers Experience U.S. Sustainability and Infrastructure During Trade Visit to U.S.

Gene PhilhowerOct 31, 2019

Several of the largest feed, poultry and pork producers, and soy crush industry representatives from Portugal, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy participated in a trade…

Exports

Bangladeshi Feed Producer Values U.S. Soy’s Nutrient Profile

USSEC Staff WriterOct 23, 2019

Fazie Rahim Khan, Managing Director of Aftab Bahumukhi Farms from Bangladesh, produces poultry, cattle, and fish feed. He says that his customers are looking for…

Exports

Illinois Visit Highlights U.S. Soy Advantage to Indonesian Buyers

David HeadleyOct 21, 2019

In August 2019, nearly 800 soy and grain industry leaders, buyers, and suppliers from more than 50 countries traveled to the United States for the 7th annual U.S.…

Exports

The Critical Importance of Trade

American Soybean AssociationOct 12, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) chairman and Kentucky farmer Keith Tapp says U.S. Soy is dedicated to producing high quality, sustainable, reliable soybeans for its customers.…

Exports

Pakistani Soy Buyer Says Trading with the U.S. is a “Very Comfortable Transaction”

USSEC Staff WriterOct 7, 2019

Mian Shakil Ashfaq, chairman of All Pakistan Solvent Extractors’ Association, visited soy farms, export facilities, and terminals in the Upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest in…

Exports

Pakistani Buyer Connects with U.S. Soy Value Chain

USSEC Staff WriterOct 3, 2019

Bilal Ahmed, vice chairman of All Pakistan Solvent Extractors’ Association, utilizes U.S. soybeans in his crush plant, feed mill, and oil refinery. He says U.S.…

Exports

International Buyers Eager to Learn about U.S. Soy Supply Chain

Eric WoodieOct 2, 2019

Now, more than ever, it is crucial that U.S. soy buyers see first-hand where their product is coming from and how it moves through the…

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…

Exports

Filipino Buyer Touts Sustainable, Long-Term Relationship with U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterSep 26, 2019

Filipino buyer Edwin Mapanao, VP of the Philippine National Association of Feed Millers, Inc., took part in a U.S. mission to tour soy farms, export…

Exports

U.S. Soy Shines at Global Event

Bethany BarattaSep 19, 2019

An abundance of beans and an uncertain trade outlook with China means extra efforts to increase opportunities for U.S. soybeans in other parts of the…

Exports

Changes in Soy Import and Consumption Data by Geographic Regions

John BaizeSep 15, 2019

Periodically, it is worthwhile to take a look at changes in soybean and soymeal trade and consumption changes by geographic regions, rather than specific country…

Exports

U.S. Soybean Exports Record Large in July

Rob HatchettSep 13, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau published official monthly export data for July 2019 on September 4. The data showed that shipments of U.S. soybeans were record…

Exports

Brazil Rail Projects Impacting Soybean Exports

Alan BarrettSep 13, 2019

Like the U.S., Brazil’s public roads and waterways are publicly funded. Unlike the U.S. where railroads fund much of its own track improvements, Brazil railroads…

Exports

Nigeria Remains a Greater Opportunity for U.S. Soy Imports

Rob HatchettAug 27, 2019

Earlier this summer, we looked at Nigeria as a potential source of growth for U.S. soybean imports after private investments in domestic feed and livestock…

Exports

U.S. Soy Farmer Maintains Relationships, Attends Cereals & Oils Conference in China

Kevin ScottAug 18, 2019

While the trade disagreement between the U.S. and China has continued to make headlines for more than a year, the strong relationships our two countries…

Exports

Soybean Fast Facts from the August WASDE Report

John BaizeAug 13, 2019

Analyst John Baize breaks down the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report that was released on August 12,…

Exports

Study Demonstrates Value of Pork and Red Meat Exports to U.S. Soy Growers

U.S. Meat Export FederationAug 7, 2019

U.S. beef and pork exports added 85 cents per bushel to the price of U.S. soybeans and 39 cents per bushel to the price of…

Exports

2018/19 U.S. Soybean Export Program Entering its Final Stage

Rob HatchettAug 6, 2019

As the calendar approaches the final days of July, the U.S. soybean export program is approaching the final month of the 2018/19 marketing year. This…

Exports

Summer Heatwave Seen Lowering European Rapeseed Output

Rob HatchettAug 2, 2019

Record-high temperatures have been reported across France and Germany in the waning days of July, making this the second set of new record-high temperatures experienced…

Exports

FY19 Recap: USSEC Activities Help Keep U.S. Soy Markets Thriving around the Globe

USSEC Staff WriterJul 31, 2019

Last year, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) launched its “What it Takes” initiative to keep U.S. soy exports at the same approximate 60 percent…

Exports

South Dakota Soybean Farmers Promote Exports Beyond China

Michelle RookJul 27, 2019

With China buying less U.S. soybeans, South Dakota farmers are hosting trade missions to help increase sales with existing customers and also find new export…

Exports

Trade Program Used to Open New Soybean Export Markets

Michelle RookJul 20, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers are using Ag Trade Program funds from the trade aid package to expand export markets with existing and new customers. South Dakota…

Exports

Growing U.S. Soy’s Presence in Global Markets

Kentucky Soybean BoardJul 15, 2019

With all eyes on the continuing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, it's important to remember that the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), the…

Exports

U.S. Soy Exporters Capitalize on Changing Trade Patterns

Alan BarrettJul 12, 2019

Logistics for most products is a ratable service because the origination, destination and quantity shipped are all known. For agricultural goods and commodities in general,…

Exports

Nigeria Animal Feed Sector Snapshot Highlights Expansion Opportunities

Rob HatchettJul 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) post office in Lagos issued its annual update on Nigeria’s animal feed sector in late May. According to the…

Exports

U.S. Soybeans Continue to China for Now Ahead of Requested Pause

Rob HatchettJul 2, 2019

Weekly Federal Grain Inspections Services’ (FGIS) data shows that U.S. shipments of soybeans inspected for export to China have perked higher in recent weeks as…

Exports

Upper Mississippi River Open

Alan BarrettJun 29, 2019

As bad luck would have it, during the time period when the upper Mississippi River traditionally would open to barge traffic, the river reached flood…

Exports

EU/MENA: A Bright Spot for U.S. Soy Exports

Ohio Soybean CouncilMay 18, 2019

With so much media attention on how tariffs have affected soybean trade to China these days, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the combined…

Exports

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Helps Connect Farmers to Overseas Buyers

USSEC Staff WriterMay 15, 2019

Director of Marketing for the Landus Cooperative Ryan Sauer attended the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange for the first time with hopes to make overseas…

Animal Feed

Market Spotlight: Silver Linings

USB Staff WriterMay 14, 2019

Amidst Trade Issues, Economists Highlight Opportunities in Domestic and New Foreign Markets Updates on trade issues with China fill the headlines. But, what do they…

Exports

South American Soybean Crop Ideas Rise as Harvest Advances

Rob HatchettMay 12, 2019

An earlier-than-normal start to Brazil’s soybean harvest this year has us nearly three months into South American’s 2018/19 collection season. As harvest has advanced southward…

Animal Feed

Illinois Farmer Sees U.S. Soy Utilization in Philippines

John LongleyMay 9, 2019

Illinois farmer John Longley provides an overview of U.S. Soy use in the Philippines. During his March 2019 visit, he toured feed mills, a soymilk…

Amino Acids

Poultry Nutritionist Trusts U.S. Soy Protein Quality

Craig CoonMay 2, 2019

Craig Coon, a poultry nutritionist at Arkansas University, says the U.S. Soy formula is just right for the chickens we eat. He says the genetics…

Exports

Container Shipping Can Help Diversify International Sales of U.S. Soybeans

Eric WoodieApr 27, 2019

The soybean industry has been a vital engine of the American economy for years. One measure of its economic contribution is in global trade: soybeans…

Exports

Expanding Global Soybean Markets

Katie JohnsonApr 25, 2019

Cruise ships, ocean liners, barges and cargo ships pass through a bustling Panama Canal in early February. Where the rest of the world keeps turning,…

Exports

China Tariffs Altering Internal Trade Flows

Alan BarrettApr 18, 2019

For most products, logistics begin at the factory and end at the retail store or warehouse. For transportation, this creates a ratable service because the…

Exports

Indonesia Attaché Office Sees Larger Soy Imports Feeding Growing Domestic Consumption

Rob HatchettApr 9, 2019

Indonesia’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attaché office in Jakarta issued its Oilseeds and Products Update January 2019 in mid-February. In the report, the office…

Exports

Global Soybean Supplies Seen Lower as Brazilian Crop Ideas Shrink

Rob HatchettMar 31, 2019

In its February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trimmed its estimate of current global soybean supplies…

Exports

Brazil’s Soy Crop May Shrink, Slowing Exports

Rob HatchettMar 14, 2019

Brazil’s attaché office issued its latest Oilseeds and Products Update in late January. In the report, the post noted that Brazilian farmers were estimated to…

Exports

Heavy Rains Close Key Brazilian Soybean Corridor

Rob HatchettMar 8, 2019

Heavy rains in February have resulted in the temporary shutdown of Brazil’s largest roadway – BR-163 – that has prevented shippers from moving soybeans from…

Exports

February WASDE Mostly In-line with Expectations

Rob HatchettFeb 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resumed its monthly schedule of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Friday. The report was the agency’s…

Buyers

Selling the Benefits of U.S. Soy in Barcelona

Lisa HumphreysFeb 20, 2019

Five U.S. soybean farmers and 10 U.S. export representatives traveled to Barcelona to interact with nearly 250 soy buyers from around the world. The farmers…

Exports

Mexico Nearly Doubles Export Commitments of U.S. Soybeans

Rob HatchettFeb 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its first tranche of weekly Foreign Ag Service (FAS) export data in six weeks on January 31st. The…

Exports

U.S. Soy: Meeting the Current and Future Needs of Indonesian Buyers

Sharon CovertFeb 13, 2019

Indonesians eat a lot of tempeh, but with their rising prosperity, they'll likely be introducing more meat into their diets in the future. This populous…

Exports

U.S. Soy Sets Export Record in Market Year

Lisa HumphreysFeb 12, 2019

Soy Leaders Collaborate to Grow International Demand for Future.  Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics…

Exports

Spotlight on the Americas Region: U.S. Soy Commits To Doing What It Takes

Ohio Soybean CouncilFeb 9, 2019

U.S. soybeans and the farmers who grow them were one of the biggest international news stories of 2018. It’s nearly impossible these days to not…

Exports

China Again the Top Destination for U.S. Soybeans in January

Rob HatchettFeb 8, 2019

Federal Grain Inspections Services (FGIS) issued official export data for the week ending January 31 and, thanks to a strong surge the last half of…

Exports

South Dakota Farmer Tells Story of U.S. Soy

Ryan WagnerJan 29, 2019

Like all U.S. soybean farmers, South Dakota farmer Ryan Wagner has a story to tell customers of U.S. Soy. He says they want to hear…

Exports

Indiana Soybean Farmer Seizes “Priceless Opportunity” to Meet Indonesia Customers

Josh MillerJan 23, 2019

Josh Miller may farm soybeans in Indiana, but he recognizes the importance of U.S. Soy having a presence in Southeast Asia. He recently had the…

Exports

Illinois Soybean Farmer Strives to Meet and Learn About International Customers

John LongleyJan 16, 2019

U.S. soybean farmer John Longley lives close to the river that transports his soybeans to the Gulf of Mexico and to end users overseas. 60…

Exports

Available U.S. Soy Export Capacity Increases Year-Over-Year

Rob HatchettDec 21, 2018

As the mercury falls and the calendar comes to an end, U.S. grain and oilseed shipments typically slow as well. This year is somewhat of…

Exports

Ag Exporter Seizes Opportunity to Network and Build Industry Relationship in Indonesia

Craig PietigDec 6, 2018

Business relationships don't always begin in an office or via a sales call. Craig Pietig, an exporter with Ag Processing Inc., shares how a simple…

Exports

Farming is “A Family Affair” for USSEC Chairman

Derek HaigwoodSep 16, 2018

Farming is a family affair on the Haigwood family farm in Jackson County, Arkansas, and Derek Haigwood calls the farmland "his greatest resource." He's not…

Exports

Soy Exports Power the Industry

American Soybean AssociationAug 18, 2018

Soybeans are the most valuable agricultural commodity exported from the United States, accounting for more than $28 billion in export value in 2017. This is…

Exports

Building a Preference

American Soybean AssociationAug 17, 2018

It’s more than just his convenient location that makes Doug Schroeder’s Illinois farm a popular destination for visiting international trade teams. He’s also a strong…

Exports

Over the Bridge and Through the Woods

Eric GibsonJun 26, 2018

New U.S. Transportation Project Works to Improve Soybean’s Journey to Market For soybean farmers in the middle of the United States, loading soybeans onto a…

Exports

U.S. Soy Responds to Tariff Announcement

Lisa HumphreysJun 18, 2018

ST. LOUIS (June 18, 2018) – In response to the announcement regarding U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the U.S. Soybean…

Exports

By the Numbers: U.S. Soy in Southeast Asia

Timothy LohJun 10, 2018

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is comprised of ten countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. ASEAN cultures…

Demand

Forging Friendships to Build Demand for U.S. Soy

Nayeli VilanovaMay 15, 2018

Minnesota Farmer Hosts International Customers Joel Schreurs has been an active member of the Minnesota Soybean Association and the American Soybean Association (ASA) for more…

Exports

Thailand: An Up and Coming Power

South Dakota SoybeanApr 29, 2018

Like other countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand’s economy is on a steady incline. That means good things for U.S. farmers in South Dakota. Higher standards…

Exports

Federal Grain Inspection Service Operation Procedures

Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) (USDA)Apr 28, 2018

Below is a video from the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) that details the process of grain inspection in the United States from start to…

Exports

The U.S. Soybean in Southeast Asia

Jamie JohansenApr 13, 2018

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Chris Rittgers has called Jakarta, Indonesia, home for nearly a year, but he is a veteran when it comes to the…

Exports

New Soybean CEO Emphasizes Importance of Meeting International Customer Needs

Julie KenneyApr 11, 2018

Approaching her six-month anniversary as CEO of the United Soybean Board (USB), Polly Ruhland says U.S. soybean farmers will maintain their competitive advantage by focusing…

Exports

Deep Dive: Global Infrastructure Comparison by the Numbers

Jayne GodfreyApr 4, 2018

Farm to Market Report Shares The U.S. Soy Transportation Advantage Because 60 percent of U.S. soy is exported abroad, efficient transportation plays a vital part…

Demand

South of the Border, Top of the Exports

Ohio Soybean CouncilApr 2, 2018

It is no secret that U.S. soybeans are in demand around the globe with one quarter of U.S. soybean production being exported overseas to China.…

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…

Demand

South Dakota Farmers See Importance of Mexican Market

Michelle RookMar 26, 2018

Growers from the state of South Dakota visited Mexico to see first-hand why the country is such a key market for U.S. soybeans. Growing protein…

Exports

STC Looks North of the Border to Ship Soybeans

Matthew WildeMar 4, 2018

When it comes to exports, farmers don’t want to put all their soybeans in one or even a few baskets. Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) leaders…

End Users

North Dakota Soybean Council Hosts Chinese and Indonesian Soybean Buyers

Suzanne WolfFeb 16, 2018

A delegation of soybean buyers from China and Indonesia, hosted by the North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC), visited farms and elevators in Cass, Steele and…

Exports

Southeast Asia Trade Team Visits South Dakota Soybean Processors Plant

Michelle RookFeb 8, 2018

A team of soybean meal buyers from southeast Asia toured the South Dakota Soybean Processors Plant to see how the plant processes U.S. soybeans into…

Exports

North Dakota Soybean Council Treasurer Participates in 35th Anniversary Celebration of U.S. Soy in China

Jen Del CarmenJan 29, 2018

Collaboration is the key takeaway from the recent 35th anniversary celebration of U.S. soy in China. In September, North Dakota farmer Austin Langley traveled to…

Animal Protein

JOHN BAIZE, Analyst, John Baize & Associates

Jen Del CarmenJan 8, 2018

Analyst John Baize says that exports have been a top priority for the U.S. soybean industry since the 1950s. This year, he projects exports to…

Demand

Building Demand, Exports Focus of New USB Leader

Matthew WildeDec 12, 2017

Polly Ruhland joked Tuesday she knows enough about soybeans to be dangerous after 28 days on the job. But the new CEO of the United…

Buyers

From Family Farmers to Customers Abroad: Interview With Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor

Chris KrullSep 26, 2017

Mike Foley is the lieutenant governor of Nebraska, a state that thrives on agriculture and the products its farmers produce. Here’s what he had to…

Buyers

On-site at Puerto Progresso

Lisa HumphreysSep 11, 2017

On-site at Puerto Progresso, Merida – Yucatan Mexico, USSEC consultant Mark Anderson talks about the role that the reliable transportation of U.S. Soy plays in…

Buyers

The Importance of Long-term Partnerships with Overseas Customers: An Industry Perspective

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2017

Lucas Blaustein wasn’t raised on a farm, and he speaks Mandarin Chinese. As an export trader for containerized commodities at Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB),…

Buyers

Connecting the Farmers Who Grow U.S. Soy With the Buyers Who Purchase It

Lisa HumphreysAug 1, 2017

Around the world, customers are taking note of the U.S. Soy Advantage and the sustainable, consistent supply that U.S. soybean farmers provide. And where there’s…

Exports

U.S. Soy Works With Global Partners to Access Innovations and Markets

Lisa HumphreysJun 30, 2017

Farmers face pressures to reduce input costs, fight herbicide and fungicide resistance, and continuously improve the sustainability of their crop. Globally, oilseed-producing nations face similar…

Animal Feed

GARY MARTIN, Key Dynamics in Commerce for Soybeans

Jen Del CarmenJun 28, 2017

Gary Martin, president and CEO of North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA), gave a presentation on international trade focused on providing a global view of…

Buyers

DAVID IVERSON, Soybean farmer from South Dakota

David IversonFeb 17, 2017

South Dakota soybean farmer, David Iverson, talks about the importance of international markets to U.S. soy

Exports

A Quick Primer on U.S. Agricultural Trade

Katherine BaylisDec 22, 2016

After lying largely dormant for the last few years, U.S. trade policy is now back in the spotlight. In particular, concerns have been raised about…

Buyers

U.S. Soy Advantage Delivers More Value to Customers Around the World

USB Staff WriterMay 25, 2016

Buyers choose U.S. soy for superior quality, sustainability, reliability In today’s market environment, it’s not enough just to have a good product. The most successful…

Exports

Transportation: U.S. versus Brazil

USB Staff WriterJan 6, 2016

How Brazil's infrastructure makes delivery costly and unsustainable

Economics

Brazilian Soybean Boom Continues Despite Challenges

USB Staff WriterNov 17, 2015

Pluses and minuses of growing soybeans in Brazil, compared with the U.S. Brazilian soybean farmers are expected to plant a record soybean crop this year,…

Buyers

American Farmers Sell Soybeans and Sustainability to International Buyers

USSEC Staff WriterAug 24, 2015

Even amid all the rainfall that many U.S. soybean farmers have seen this summer, a bright ray of sunshine remains on the horizon. That ray…