Trade
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.

Buyers

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange to Connect Buyers and Sellers

Julie DeeringAug 11, 2020

Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance, U.S. Soybean Export Council join forces to host the world’s biggest soy trading event. The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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…

Trade

Growing U.S. Soy in EU/MENA Markets

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 9, 2020

In December 2019, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. soy industry’s trade relationship with the European Union in…

Trade

European Ag Stakeholders Visit Southern United States on Sustainable Soy Tour

Gene PhilhowerNov 6, 2019

European agricultural journalists, farm bloggers, feed industry and trading company representatives, and livestock producers traveled to the United States in August 2019 for a weeklong…

Trade

Growers Build Relationships, Future U.S. Soy Markets around the World

Joe ScottAug 12, 2019

With looming trade difficulties, there may have never been a more important time for soybean farmers to develop new markets. “It’s so important because ...

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…

Animal Feed

North Dakota Soy Farmer Says Relationship Building is Key to Philippine Customers’ Loyalty

Dan SpiekermeierMay 9, 2019

North Dakota farmer Dan Spiekermeier discusses his March 2019 visit to an aquaculture farm in the Philippines, where they use 100 percent U.S. Soy. Spiekermeier…

Animal utilization

Filipino Customers Prefer U.S. Soy, Says Michigan Farmer

Laurie IsleyMay 9, 2019

Michigan farmer Laurie Isley was excited to see how U.S. Soy was being used in the Philippines during her March 2019 visit. In this video,…

Biotechnology

China Gives Greenlight to Genetically Modified U.S. Soybean Varieties

Rob HatchettJan 9, 2019

According to an announcement made on China’s agriculture ministry’s website, five new varieties of genetically modified (GM) seeds have been approved for shipment to China…

Trade

U.S. Soybean Farm Tours Highlight Sustainability for Trade Mission

Belinda PignottiDec 17, 2018

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for the U.S. Soy industry. This story is part of an ongoing series that focuses on the demand for…

Crushers

Diverse Southeast Asian Countries Share Preference for U.S. Soy

Timothy LohMay 10, 2018

Tim Loh, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Regional Director – Southeast Asia, describes the diverse economies in soy-buying markets like Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and…

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…

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…

Animal Feed

Mexican Feed Industry Demands U.S. Soy

Michelle RookMar 27, 2018

With growing livestock and poultry production in Mexico, the feed industry is demanding U.S. ingredients, including soybeans and soybean meal. South Dakota soybean farmers heard…

Trade

JASON HAFEMEISTER, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Trade & Affairs at U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jen Del CarmenFeb 20, 2018

Trade is critical to U.S agriculture. Jason Hafemeister says it is important for the U.S. to be a reliable supplier of a reliable, consistent crop…