Industry
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…

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…

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…

Infrastructure

Barge Industry Consolidation

Alan BarrettMar 17, 2020

As predicted last year, the oversupply of barges and higher operational costs are taking a toll on barge companies and have led to American Commercial…

Crushers

Record U.S. Soybean Crushings to Start Off 2020

Rob HatchettMar 4, 2020

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued January soybean crush and stocks data on Tuesday, February 18. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing…

Research

Purdue Biofuels Study Addresses Deforestation Concerns

Purdue UniversityFeb 17, 2020

An economic modeling research study from Purdue University investigated the impacts of U.S. biofuel production on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia.  “Our analysis shows that…

Transportation

Minimum Freight Rates Increasing 11% to 15%

Alan BarrettFeb 12, 2020

One of the most provocative items in determining the minimum freight rate (MFRT) was the fact that it must provide a “livable just wage” for…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Crushings Rebound in December

Rob HatchettJan 29, 2020

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued December soybean crush and stocks data on Wednesday, January 15. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing…

Buyers

Funds Hold Neutral Position in Soybean Market to Begin 2020

Rob HatchettJan 21, 2020

According to the latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commitments of Traders (COT) disaggregated report, commodity funds were shown to have held a mostly neutral…

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…

Marketplace

In-Depth Look at South American Soybean Prospects

Rob HatchettJan 11, 2020

As the calendar turns to 2020, so too has the market’s supply focus swung from the recent U.S. harvest towards the prospects for the upcoming…

Infrastructure

Secondary Rail Markets Increasing

Alan BarrettDec 23, 2019

Farmers in the Upper Plain states are dependent on rail service for soybean export shipments, as rail is the most efficient transportation mode in rural…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Crushings Slip in November

Rob HatchettDec 20, 2019

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued November soybean crush and stocks data on Monday, December 16. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing…

Transportation

Brazil’s Minimum Freight Rates are Being Negotiated

Alan BarrettDec 18, 2019

Approximately 60% of corn and soybeans in Brazil is transported by truck from origin to destination. As a result, truck freight rates play a major…

Infrastructure

Soybean Barge Rates at Three- and Five-Year Averages

Alan BarrettDec 14, 2019

Barge freight rates continue to remain near historic lows. [A detailed explanation of barge freight rate calculations is provided at the end of this article.]…