Supply
Production

U.S. Soybean Farmers Prepare to Plant More Acres of Soybeans in 2018

Jen Del CarmenMar 30, 2018

Spring officially arrived in the United States last week, and with the new season comes…

Buyers

U.S. Soy Meets “Hi Pro” Demand in Thailand

USSEC Staff WriterMar 23, 2019

Nantawat Suthiwanich buys and crushes U.S. soy in Thailand and supplies soybean meal and oil to the market. He says the majority of his customers…

Soybean Oil

Soy Oil Suppliers’ Profits Threatened by Booming U.S. Crude Oil Production

Alan BarrettMar 20, 2019

The availability and steady cost of transportation equipment is often taken for granted. A major cost increase in transportation equipment can surprise suppliers because the…

Demand

USDA Sees Minor Changes for the Soy Complex in March WASDE

Rob HatchettMar 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Friday, March 8th.  There were a few minor…

Quality

Capturing Value: An Importer’s Perspective of U.S. Soy

Soon Bin NeohMar 15, 2019

U.S. Soy Importer, Dr. Soon Bin Neoh, discusses the grading system for U.S. Soy.

Infrastructure

Harsh Winter Impacts Barge Rates and Basis Levels

Alan BarrettMar 11, 2019

When transportation infrastructure experiences issues, people pay attention. On a positive note, disruptions provide concrete demonstrations as to how the waterway system impacts farmers’ cash…

Quality

Project Uses Soy Quality to Connect U.S. Soybean Farmers with Global Buyers

John OsthusMar 9, 2019

International soybean buyers want to buy the very best soybeans they can find. Fortunately, U.S. soybean farmers want to produce the very best soybean crops…

Transportation

River Conditions Impact the Movement of U.S. Soybeans

Alan BarrettMar 1, 2019

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting commodities, especially soybeans. The inland Mississippi River system is comprised of navigable waterways that…

Quality

Seeing is Believing for Filipino Buyers

Gerald Jone UygonFeb 26, 2019

Every two years, Gerald Jone Uygon sends a group of importers from the Philippines to the U.S. to visit Midwestern soybean farms to witness planting…

Soybean Meal

Factors Poised to Shape the Future of the Soybean Meal Market

Lisa HumphreysFeb 24, 2019

The soy market is integral to the international and national economies of the world, and that market is in the early stages of major change.…

Buyers

Selling the Benefits of U.S. Soy in Barcelona

Lisa HumphreysFeb 20, 2019

Five U.S. soybean farmers and 10 U.S. export representatives traveled to Barcelona to interact with nearly 250 soy buyers from around the world. The farmers…

Demand

One-on-One Meetings Foster Business at U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Aaron SkybergFeb 19, 2019

International Sales Director for Healthy Food Ingredients, Aaron Skyberg, says that the personal connections created at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange are crucial to…

Transportation

The Potential Impact of 5 Feet on the Mississippi River

Ken EriksenFeb 17, 2019

Dredging the lower Mississippi from 45 to 50 feet could get soybeans to market in larger, more cost-effective shipments that accommodate larger global ports, says…

Transportation

High Waters Slow U.S. Grain Movement to the Gulf

Rob HatchettFeb 2, 2019

According to Federal Grain Inspections Service (FGIS) data, 48.1 percent of grain inspected for export in 2018 left via the Mississippi River. The percentage of…

Buyers

Meeting Buyers’ Needs with U.S. Soy

Eduardo ChangJan 30, 2019

Those at the middle of a supply chain attain success by supplying their end-users with quality products that meet demand. When it comes to soy…

Crushers

U.S. Soy Processing Increases to Close Out 2018

Rob HatchettJan 27, 2019

The National Oilseed Processors Association typically represents about 95 percent of the U.S. Soy processing industry. The group, referred to as NOPA, released their December…

Crushers

U.S. Soy Processors Expand Domestic Crush Capacity

Rob HatchettJan 20, 2019

A recent study indicates that two new crush facilities are expected to open their operations in 2019, with a third crush plant expected to start…