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…

Demand

Long-Term World Soybean Outlook

Alan BarrettNov 21, 2019

Doane’s economists recently updated the International Agriculture Outlook report, which includes ten-year forecasts of harvested area, yield, production, utilization, per capita consumption and net trade…

Transportation

IMO 2020 Regulation Could Increase Diesel Cost

Alan BarrettNov 18, 2019

For agriculture, fuel cost is extremely important because it factors into the farming operation’s profit as a direct cost, derived cost, and transportation cost. The…

Market Access

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

USB Staff WriterNov 17, 2019

U.S. Soybean Farmers Address Common Challenges by Joining Global Oilseed Producers Farmers face pressures to reduce input costs, fight herbicide and fungicide resistance, and continuously…

Demand

FAS Post Sees Steady Soybean Imports Despite Rising Chinese Hog Margins

Rob HatchettNov 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Post in Beijing issued its latest Oilseeds and Products Update in late October. In the…

Infrastructure

Brazil Southern Ports Improving to Meet Northern Arc Challenge

Alan BarrettNov 3, 2019

The northern arc of ports is allowing Brazil to increase its grain export capacity without the traditional long delays in getting the grain to the…

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Buffers, U.S.A. Finds Value in U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

USSEC Staff WriterOct 8, 2019

Buffers, U.S.A. is a company that provides solutions to eliminate moisture and condensation during the shipping and receiving process. Jeanine Luthra says that through attending…

Planting

Brazilian Farmers Weigh Trade, Weather Ahead of Planting Season

Rob HatchettOct 4, 2019

As the U.S. market focuses on the weather as soybeans move into the final development stages of growth, Brazilian farmers are eyeing key factors that…

Planting

Argentine Farmers Mull Politics, Weather Ahead of Planting Season

Rob HatchettOct 1, 2019

While early soybean plantings have already begun in Brazil, farmers in Argentina face a later start as it is further from the equator and thus…

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…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Crushings Steady in August

Rob HatchettSep 27, 2019

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

Marketplace

India Poised for Lower Oilseed Output in 2019/20

Rob HatchettSep 24, 2019

India’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) attaché office issued its Oilseeds and Products Update at the end of August. In the report, the Post trimmed its…

Yield

Statistics Canada Sees Lower Canadian Oilseed Output

Rob HatchettSep 20, 2019

Statistics Canada released updated 2019 Canadian crop production estimates on Wednesday, August 28. In the release, the agency saw lower than expected soybean and canola…

Infrastructure

Soybean Barge Movements Slow

Alan BarrettSep 17, 2019

2019 has been a tough year for the barge industry and all producers of commodities that use the Inland Mississippi Waterways System. After Lock and…

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

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…

Infrastructure

Barge Rates Muted

Alan BarrettSep 12, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), “the U.S. Inland Waterway System utilizes a percent of tariff system to establish…