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…

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.]…

Animal Feed

Chinese Officials Signal Rebound from African Swine Fever

Rob HatchettDec 10, 2019

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic that has decimated Chinese pig populations by an estimated 40 to 60 percent appears to show some signs of…

Demand

African Swine Fever’s Long-Term Impact

Alan BarrettNov 26, 2019

Doane Advisory Services’ recently updated International Report, which includes ten-year forecasts for soybeans, coarse grains, corn, wheat, cotton, and rice for 17 countries or major…

Demand

Funds Adding to Net-Long Position in Soybean Oil Market

Rob HatchettNov 22, 2019

According to the latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Disaggregated Commitments of Traders report, the managed money group has been building on their sizeable net-long…

Infrastructure

Canadian National Railway on Strike

Alan BarrettNov 22, 2019

Canada relies on its two main railways to move products from the Prairies to British Columbia.  The Canadian National Railway (CN) Western Canadian Grain Report…

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…