Supply Chain
Exports

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.…

Reliability

U.S. Soy’s Journey to the Pacific Northwest

USSEC Staff WriterOct 20, 2020

This U.S. Soy video illustrates the journey of U.S. soybeans from field to port. U.S. soy stakeholders speak about every step in the supply chain…

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…

Economics

Market Intelligence Monthly – September 2020

Mac MarshallOct 7, 2020

For deeper analysis of soybean market developments during September, please enjoy U.S. Soy’s Market Intelligence Monthly report for September 2020.

Quality

Farming Industry Rises to Top of U.S. Industry Ratings

USSEC Staff WriterSep 23, 2020

The U.S. agriculture and farming industry ranked No. 1 in the 2020 Gallup industry poll.

Economics

Market Intelligence Monthly – August 2020

Mac MarshallSep 14, 2020

USSEC and USB VP of Market Intelligence Mac Marshall takes a look back at August 2020 to determine market dynamics and trends for the soy…

Demand

WASDE Supply and Demand Update: September 2020

Mac MarshallSep 14, 2020

USSEC/USB Vice President – Market Intelligence Mac Marshall was joined by Nagaraj Meda, Managing Director at TransGraph Consulting and Kevin Roepke, USSEC Regional Director –…

Quality

New soybean grain system promotes greater efficiency

Ohio's Country JournalSep 7, 2020

A new soybean handling system for an Ohio farmer demonstrates how U.S. soybean farmers protect crop quality before sending soybeans into the supply chain.

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.

Infrastructure

WASDE Supply and Demand Update: August 2020

Mac MarshallAug 17, 2020

Mac Marshall, United Soybean Board Vice President of Market Intelligence, provided his take on the August 2020 WASDE report.

Demand

Market Intelligence Monthly – July 2020

Mac MarshallAug 13, 2020

USB VP Mac Marshall provides a breakdown of the July 2020 WASDE.

Infrastructure

U.S. Soy Details Value Chain Resiliency during Ag Talks Iowa Town Hall

Jen Del CarmenAug 11, 2020

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter took part in a virtual AgTalks town hall on July 30. He described collaboration across the ag industry during the pandemic…

Infrastructure

Dredging Project Readies Mississippi River for Efficient Soy Transportation

Paul Murphy-SpoonerAug 3, 2020

United Soybean Board-funded research is used to inform a dredging project in the Mississippi River, which will improve freight-based transportation of soybeans and create a…

Infrastructure

Barge Market Update

Alan BarrettJul 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.

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…

Aquaculture

U.S. Soy Hosts Digital Aquaculture Conference

USSEC Staff WriterJun 30, 2020

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted a global digital aquaculture conference discussing how the impact of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic, on the industry, emphasizing…

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…

Innovation

USSEC CEO Emphasizes Importance of Sustainability During Keynote Address at the International Grains Conference

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJun 17, 2020

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter shared with virtual attendees why sustainability is fundamental for U.S. Soy farmers to maintain and meet the needs for a growing…

Infrastructure

The Resilience of U.S. Soy Trade in Uncertain Times

Eric WoodieJun 15, 2020

The U.S. soy trade is resilient, says Eric Woodie, trade analyst for the Illinois Soybean Association, pointing to reliable supply and transportation.

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

May WASDE Sees USDA Lower Soybean Product Consumption

Alan BarrettJun 5, 2020

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

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

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…

Infrastructure

Pandemic Highlights Value of U.S. Soy

Gordon DennyMay 7, 2020

The U.S. remains the producer of a reliable supply of soybeans and soy products and maintains the advantages of U.S. soy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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…

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.

Crushers

Another Record Month for U.S. Soybean Crushings

Rob HatchettApr 21, 2020

The March NOPA report showed continued strength in U.S. soybean processing.

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,…

Supply Chain

U.S. Soybean Suppliers Poised to Overcome Challenges from COVID-19

Rob HatchettApr 14, 2020

Doane economist Rob Hatchett examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries, including U.S. Soy.

Infrastructure

Flooding Concerns to Remain into Planting Season

Alan BarrettApr 10, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers deal with flooding each spring, primarily along the Red, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers.

Supply Chain

Takeaways from March 1 Soybean Stocks

Rob HatchettApr 10, 2020

USDA issued its quarterly update of U.S. grain and oilseed inventories at the end of March. U.S. soybean stocks totaled 61.324 million tonnes as of…

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…

Supply Chain

New Study Finds U.S. Soybean Industry Has $115 Billion Impact on the American Economy

USB Staff WriterMar 26, 2020

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), a trade association representing owners/operators of oilseed crush facilities, is pleased to announce the availability of a new study,…

Infrastructure

Despite IMO, Ocean Freight Rates to Remain Below $50 per Metric Ton

Alan BarrettMar 16, 2020

Lower barge and ocean freight rates could be beneficial to the U.S. soy industry.

Infrastructure

Improvements to Port Milwaukee Agricultural Maritime Export Facility Will Enhance U.S. Soy’s Reliable Supply

Alan BarrettMar 12, 2020

Improvements to the Port of Milwaukee will add to U.S. Soy’s reliable supply, benefitting customers.

Infrastructure

Soybean Barge Rates at Three- and Five-Year Averages

Alan BarrettMar 10, 2020

A drop in barge rates is advantageous for U.S. soybean farmers.

Infrastructure

Brazil’s Minimum Freight Rates May be Ruled Unconstitutional

Alan BarrettFeb 26, 2020

A possible truckers’ strike in Brazil could potentially affect the U.S. soy industry.

Supply Chain

U.S. Soy and Indonesian Buyers: Stronger Together

USSEC Staff WriterNov 1, 2019

Building relationships with end users is integral to the future of the soy industry, both home in the U.S. and abroad – after all, “none…

Supply Chain

International Trade Teams Follow U.S. Soy Supply Chain from Farm to Port

USSEC Staff WriterJul 28, 2019

Follow 50 key soy buyers from 10 different countries as they visit farms in the U.S. heartland to ports in the Pacific Northwest. During one…

Supply Chain

El Niño Footprint Surfacing in South America, May Drift North

Rob HatchettJan 27, 2019

Ongoing dryness in major soybean growing regions of Brazil have been a feature in global oilseed markets in recent months as traders continue to mull…

Supply Chain

Michigan Farmer Builds Relationships with Southeast Asia Soy Buyers

Alan MooreNov 2, 2018

When it comes to the global soy supply chain, both buyers and producer play critical roles. U.S. soybean farmer Alan Moore wants his end users…

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…