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Infrastructure

U.S. Rivers and Ports Receive Large Increase in Funding

Alan BarrettJan 22, 2020

The Gulf of Mexico and coastal ports are the ultimate location for U.S. imports and exports, and so those locations will consume dredging dollars reserved…

Exports

Journey of a Bean

David GeigerJan 13, 2020

This documentary, written, filmed, and produced by David Geiger, agriculture journalist, documentary filmmaker, and host of the Agribusiness Report, traces the journey of a U.S.…

Infrastructure

Olmsted Lock and Dam Plans Proceeding

Alan BarrettJan 7, 2020

Well-functioning waterways are crucial to U.S. infrastructure and the timely, reliable delivery of U.S. soybeans. For the Olmsted Lock and Dam project, the next steps…

Infrastructure

Rail Raised Tariffs

Alan BarrettJan 2, 2020

The theory often floated by opponents of investing in the Inland Mississippi River System is that barge volume can easily be shifted to rail.  In…

Infrastructure

Ocean Freight Rates to Remain Near $50 per Metric Ton

Alan BarrettDec 7, 2019

The U.S. is a soybean surplus country dependent on exports, particularly from the Center Gulf. Brazil’s soybean exports limits the United States’ ability to pass…

Harvest

Recapping the 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop Results

Rob HatchettDec 5, 2019

Plantings and Crop Ratings The 2019 U.S. soybean crop has been one that many growers likely won’t soon forget. According to the U.S. Department of…

Infrastructure

Increase in Truck Capacity is Decreasing Truck Rates

Alan BarrettDec 3, 2019

In 2018, the impact of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in tandem with a strong U.S. economy translated into a lack of truck capacity…

Infrastructure

Soybean Barge Movements Well Above 2019

Alan BarrettNov 29, 2019

Outside of a surging crude oil market, 2019 was a very tough year for the barge industry. Coal is the largest commodity in terms of…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Crushings Surge to Record Levels in October

Rob HatchettNov 20, 2019

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued October soybean crush and stocks data on Friday, November 15. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing…

Buyers

The Future of Capturing Value

USB Staff WriterNov 12, 2019

The U.S. is the No. 1 supplier of soybean meal and oil products around the globe. But even the leader of the pack should focus…

Harvest

U.S. Soybean Harvest Surpasses Halfway Mark

Rob HatchettNov 4, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) weekly Crop Progress report estimated that 62% of the 2019 U.S. soybean crop had been harvested as of October…

Buyers

Taiwan Buyers Experience the U.S. Soy Supply Chain

North Dakota Soybean CouncilNov 2, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) hosted a group of eight Taiwanese customers, representing feed, food, and oil…

Quality

Indonesian Tempeh and Tofu Manufacturers Choose U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterOct 29, 2019

As USSEC’s boots on the ground in Indonesia, Ibnu Edy Wiyono is proud to promote U.S. Soy’s quality and supply advantages to Indonesian tempeh and…

Quality

Heading Toward A Successful 2019 Soybean Harvest in the United States

Kim NillOct 24, 2019

By Kim Nill and David Kee Although 2019 has brought numerous challenges for U.S. soybean farmers and their customers, buyers can be assured that the…

Crushers

New Soybean Crushing Plant Provides Outlet for U.S. Farmers

Alan BarrettOct 4, 2019

Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) opened a 60 million bushel per year soybean crushing plant in Aberdeen, South Dakota and CHS Inc. announced it is expanding…

Infrastructure

Port of Virginia Completes Renovation

Alan BarrettSep 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that nearly 16% of U.S. containerized grain exports move through the Port of Virginia. The two-year renovation and…