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U.S. Soy Industry Strives to Maintain Export Channels, Supply Chain of High Quality Soy amidst COVID-19 Concerns

John BaizeApr 6, 2020

Despite the expanding cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the U.S. soybean industry continues to operate at near full capacity. The U.S. Department of…

Reliability

In the Wake of COVID-19, U.S. Food Production System Carries On

Mace ThorntonApr 5, 2020

With the 2020 soybean planting season cranking up in parts of the country, the U.S. food production system is expected to continue to roll along…

Crushers

February Crush Data Supports Higher Forecasts

Rob HatchettApr 4, 2020

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued February soybean crush data on Monday, March 16th. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing in the…

Exports

Flooding Concerns Remain for Next Couple of Months

Alan BarrettApr 1, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2020 National Hydrologic Assessment report, which provides an extended forecast for water related issues. For farmers…

Reliability

U.S. Agriculture Included in Critical Infrastructure During Pandemic

Lisa HumphreysMar 30, 2020

The U.S. government has labeled agriculture a critical industry during the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The designation extends…

Exports

Safe Soybeans, Hazards to Crew: How COVID-19 is Impacting Trade

Alan BarrettMar 28, 2020

ProFarmer and Hellenic Shipper News reported that China’s soymeal futures are increasing as soybean crushers suspended operations due to a shortage of soybeans as the…

Supply Chain

New Study Finds U.S. Soybean Industry Has $115 Billion Impact on the American Economy

USB Staff WriterMar 26, 2020

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), a trade association representing owners/operators of oilseed crush facilities, is pleased to announce the availability of a new study,…

Exports

March WASDE Sees USDA Raise World Soybean Carryout

Rob HatchettMar 18, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Tuesday, March 11. In the report, the…

Demand

USDA Provides Initial 2020/21 U.S. Soybean Outlook

Rob HatchettMar 11, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum outside of Washington D.C. in late February. At the symposium, analysts and media…

Infrastructure

Upper Mississippi River Set to Open in March

Alan BarrettMar 10, 2020

With the near record low barge rates, the barge industry is looking for some good news. The rivergage forecast for Lock and Dam 15 (Rock…

Infrastructure

Panama Canal Authority Announces Permanent Freshwater Surcharges

Alan BarrettMar 6, 2020

How important is the Panama Canal to U.S. Soy? The U.S. is an agricultural surplus country dependent on exports. The Inland Mississippi River System plays…

Infrastructure

Improvements to Illinois, Upper Mississippi Rivers will Benefit U.S. Soy

Alan BarrettMar 1, 2020

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting U.S. grains and oilseeds, especially soybeans. The inland Mississippi River system is comprised of…

Planting

U.S. Soybean Growers, Market Eye February Prices Ahead of Plantings

Rob HatchettFeb 25, 2020

February is a crucial month for many U.S. growers of summer crops as prices during this period help to drive planting intentions for the upcoming…

Demand

February WASDE Provides Mixed U.S., World Supply Outlooks

Rob HatchettFeb 18, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Tuesday, February 11. In the report, the agency…

Infrastructure

Truck Rates Increasing After Long Fall

Alan BarrettFeb 6, 2020

Truck capacity is booked either by spot market or through a contract rate. The spot rate is the market rate, while the contract rate is…

Demand

Conclusions Following USDA’s Quarterly Stocks

Rob HatchettFeb 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its quarterly Grain Stocks report in mid-January. The much-anticipated report is one of four regular updates provided throughout…