Industry
Production

Economist Provides Insight on U.S. Soybean Planting Report

John BaizeApr 21, 2018

The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers' 2018 planting…

Infrastructure

Ocean Freight Rate Declines, Helping U.S. Farmers

Alan BarrettMar 17, 2019

As a soybean surplus country, exports are important to the U.S., making it critical that the country continues to improve its transportation system to accommodate…

Demand

Turkey’s Attaché Post Sees Growing Soybean Needs Ahead

Rob HatchettMar 12, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attaché office in Ankara, Turkey issued its Select Oilseeds and Products Annual Report in early March. In the report,…

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…

Soy Value Chain

Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Lisa HumphreysMar 3, 2019

U.S. soy industry stakeholders know the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange helps to build relationships between international buyers and U.S. exporters. Find out more about…

Demand

Slowing U.S. Ethanol Output Reduces Supplies of Distillers Dried Grains, Raising Demand for Soybean Meal

Rob HatchettMar 2, 2019

Eroding production margins have resulted in lower U.S. ethanol output in the last half of 2018. According to monthly National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Grain Crushings…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Processor Members Report Record Crush in January

Rob HatchettFeb 25, 2019

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) issued its mid-month member crush and stocks report on Friday, February 15. The January data showed that members crushed…

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…

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…

Transportation

Increasing Demand for U.S. Soybeans in Container Shipments

Rob HatchettFeb 14, 2019

An aggregation of historical Federal Grain Inspections Services (FGIS) data shows that non-Chinese buyers have shown a growing preference for receiving U.S. soybeans in container…

Sustainability

SSAP-RED: U.S. Soy Farmers Commit to the Future

Lisa HumphreysFeb 10, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers’ commitment to raising sustainable product has helped to earn even greater acceptance for U.S. Soy in the European market. On January 29,…

Aquaculture

U.S. Soybean Export Council Brings Southeast Asians to Greece for Offshore Aquaculture Tour

Kelly ColemanFeb 5, 2019

Since 2009, the International Soy in Aquaculture Program has been working to guide the development of industrial scale marine fish aquaculture in Southeast Asia, to…

Soybean Meal

Research Suggests Fermented Soybean Meal Could Replace Fishmeal

Rob HatchettFeb 4, 2019

A team of international scientists from the U.S. and China have published their findings of a recent study that looked at the impact of substituting…

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…

Buyers

Dryness Casts Doubts on Size of Upcoming Brazilian Soybean Harvest

Rob HatchettJan 13, 2019

Market watchers have been following the development of a weak El Nino pattern in recent months, and its impact is beginning to be felt in…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Processors Report Slowing Crush, Elevated Oil Yields in November

Rob HatchettJan 12, 2019

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) issued its mid-month member crush and stocks report on December 15. The November data showed that members crushed 4,544…

Buyers

Soy Industry Relationships Help Soy Producers and International Buyers “Grow Together”

Francisco GonzalezJan 10, 2019

Francisco Gonzalez values the close relationship he has with the American Soybean Association (ASA). Organizations like the ASA and USSEC have helped him learn about…