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…

Exports

U.S. Soy Exporters Capitalize on Changing Trade Patterns

Alan BarrettJul 12, 2019

Logistics for most products is a ratable service because the origination, destination and quantity shipped are all known. For agricultural goods and commodities in general,…

Infrastructure

Brazil Rail Projects Impact Soybean Exports

Alan BarrettJul 4, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the Brazilian Supreme Court reinstated the National Land Transportation Agency’s (ANTT) authority to issue fines for anyone who does not pay…

Exports

U.S. Soybeans Continue to China for Now Ahead of Requested Pause

Rob HatchettJul 2, 2019

Weekly Federal Grain Inspections Services’ (FGIS) data shows that U.S. shipments of soybeans inspected for export to China have perked higher in recent weeks as…

Transportation

Weaker Currency Offsetting Higher Brazilian Truck Freight Rates

Alan BarrettJul 2, 2019

One factor that will eventually help U.S. soybean farmers obtain a higher soybean price is higher Brazilian truck freight rates increasing the Brazilian soybean port…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Crush Rates Likely Slowed by Logistics in May

Rob HatchettJun 28, 2019

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued its monthly soybean crush and stocks data on June 17. NOPA members were able to process 4.213 million…

Food

USSEC Indonesia Supports 400-Year-Old Tempeh Industry

USSEC Staff WriterJun 26, 2019

Indonesians have been using soybeans to make tempeh and tofu for more than 400 years. Dr. Aip Syarifuddin helps the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)…

Demand

Increased U.S. Competition Slows Argentina Soy Product Exports

Rob HatchettJun 25, 2019

Gustavo Idígoras, president of Argentina’s oilseed processing group CIARA, estimated that the country’s soybean crush would fall by 15 percent in 2019 as increased competition…

Buyers

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Facilitates Connections Between Buyers and Processors

USSEC Staff WriterJun 23, 2019

Mike Kincaid, president of the Redwood Group, says that the biggest takeaway from the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is hat they were able to…

Planting

Soybean Futures Firm on U.S. Planting Concerns

Rob HatchettJun 21, 2019

Extended forecasts for additional moisture across much of the eastern portion of major U.S. soybean areas have stoked buying interest in the Chicago futures market…

Infrastructure

U.S. Flooding: Comparing 1993 to 2019

Alan BarrettJun 18, 2019

The 2019 flood conditions have been much worse than 1993, but because the levees have held up significantly better, the 2019 flood is not receiving…

Innovation

U.S. Farmer-Industry Partnership Focuses on High-Quality Soybeans

USSEC Staff WriterJun 12, 2019

The U.S. Soy industry values a variety of partnerships within the value chain. From sustainability partnerships to international partnerships and even non-food related partnerships, U.S.…

Infrastructure

Argentina Labor Strike Shuts Key Port as Political Unrest Lingers

Rob HatchettJun 11, 2019

Labor unions in Argentina organized a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, May 29 that resulted in grounded flights, halted public transportation, limited hospitals to emergency care…

Infrastructure

Brazil Amps Up Logistics Plans

Alan BarrettJun 8, 2019

One could argue that China, India, and developing Asia (Asian Growth Center) would not have improved as much as they have without the natural resources…

Demand

Asian Growth Center Drives World Agricultural Decisions

Alan BarrettJun 5, 2019

The Asian Growth Center (China south to Philippines east to India) is experiencing great growth in food consumption but has limited acreage available for cultivation.…

Marketplace

Commodity Funds Hold Record Net-Short Position in Soybean Market

Rob HatchettJun 1, 2019

The managed money group was shown to have amassed a record net-short position as of mid-May, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The managed…

Demand

Can Soybean Meal Meet the Needs of Farmed Tuna?

USSEC Staff WriterMay 24, 2019

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing protein-producing industry. In just the last six years, aquaculture increased in value by $6 billion U.S. dollars, according to Rabobank. While…