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…

Soybean Meal

Polish Customers Look to U.S. Soy Industry for Support on Swine Nutrition, African Swine Fever Virus

Jerzy KosieradzkiMay 20, 2019

In the Polish market, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) focuses on poultry and swine because those sectors consume the majority of the 2.5 million…

Demand

African Swine Fever to Limit Chinese Oilseed Demand

Rob HatchettMay 19, 2019

The lingering impact of the African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic that first surfaced in August 2018 is expected to limit China’s demand for oilseeds as…

Transportation

Flooding Shows Value of U.S. Infrastructure

Alan BarrettMay 18, 2019

The Army Corps reported Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 15 Rock Island crested at 22.7 feet, a record high in the Quad Cities representing…

Buyers

May WASDE Provides Bearish Outlook for World Soybean Supplies

Rob HatchettMay 13, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its preliminary regular look ahead to the 2019/20 world soybean outlook on Friday, May 10. In its initial…

Infrastructure

Upper Mississippi River Closing Extended as Flooding Continues

Alan BarrettMay 13, 2019

Farmers and merchandisers located in areas at flood levels that needed to market crops in March and April have been harmed by the limitations placed…

Exports

South American Soybean Crop Ideas Rise as Harvest Advances

Rob HatchettMay 12, 2019

An earlier-than-normal start to Brazil’s soybean harvest this year has us nearly three months into South American’s 2018/19 collection season. As harvest has advanced southward…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Processor Members See Slowing Crush in March

Rob HatchettMay 7, 2019

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) issued its mid-month member crush and stocks report on April 15. The March data showed that members crushed 4.627…

Animal Feed

U.S. Soybean Export Council Assists East European Swine Industries in Overcoming African Swine Fever Virus Outbreak Challenges

Iani ChihaiaMay 6, 2019

In an effort to assist Eastern European customers in overcoming the current challenges faced by the local swine industry, USSEC invited a team of subject…

Demand

New Manufacturing Facility to Boost Growing Feed Demand in the Middle East

Rob HatchettMay 4, 2019

U.S.-based agribusiness Cargill announced in mid April that it has opened operations for a state-of-the-art feed premix production facility outside Amman, Jordan. The facility, which…

Infrastructure

Key Brazilian Bridge Collapses

Alan BarrettApr 23, 2019

A portion of a bridge over the Moju River in the state of Para, Brazil collapsed in early April when it was hit by a…

Sustainability

Federal Officials Tour Missouri River Flooding

Joseph L. MurphyApr 17, 2019

As federal and state agriculture officials toured flood damage from the Missouri River, it became evident that recovery can’t start until flood waters recede. More…

Infrastructure

High Water Limiting U.S. Agricultural Exports

Alan BarrettApr 11, 2019

The current flooding taking place in the upper Midwestern United States sheds light on the U.S. waterways system and the need for infrastructure investment. The…

Infrastructure

U.S. Soy Undergoes Sound, Proven, and Accountable Grading Process

North Dakota Soybean CouncilApr 8, 2019

Repeated quality and quantity assessments hold U.S. Soy to the highest standard of measurement. This video from the North Dakota Soybean Council details how stringent…

Exports

Global Soybean Supplies Seen Lower as Brazilian Crop Ideas Shrink

Rob HatchettMar 31, 2019

In its February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trimmed its estimate of current global soybean supplies…

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,…