Supply
Marketplace

Poor Start to Monsoon Adds Doubts to Indian Soybean Output

Rob HatchettJul 12, 2019

There has been increased focus in mid-June on India, as the annual Southwest Monsoon has been slow to develop in 2019. The monsoon, which brings…

Exports

Upper Mississippi River Open

Alan BarrettJun 29, 2019

As bad luck would have it, during the time period when the upper Mississippi River traditionally would open to barge traffic, the river reached flood…

Infrastructure

Panama Canal Authority Lowering Draft to 43 Feet

Alan BarrettJun 25, 2019

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that effective May 28, the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the canal’s Neopanamax locks will be 43 feet…

Food

Indian Tofu Manufacturers Find Quality in U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterJun 23, 2019

Varinder Singh Bhatti manufacturers tofu in India, where very few soybeans are grown. He says his customers look for very specific qualities, and find them…

Infrastructure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Port Authority Deepening Waterways

Alan BarrettJun 22, 2019

In an ongoing effort to continually improve the U.S. transportation system, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Port Authority are proceeding with design…

Demand

USDA Reflects Comfortable Global Soybean Outlook in June WASDE

Rob HatchettJun 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report on Tuesday, June 11. In its global production…

Planting

U.S. Soybeans: Late Planting versus Prevented Planting

Alan BarrettJun 14, 2019

Will the U.S. farmer have time to switch corn acres to soybean acres? While the soybean planting season is off to an extremely slow, Doane…

Transportation

Soybeans Trapped in Upper Mississippi River Region

Alan BarrettJun 11, 2019

As of June 1, no crop volume has transversed Lock 15 at the Quad Cities. Even in 1993, the average water level was below flood…

Animal utilization

Myanmar Companies Jockey For Business In A Fast-Growing Environment

Joseph L. MurphyJun 6, 2019

The Myanmar livestock feed industry is poised for expansion, but experts say U.S. Soy will need to establish customer preference before others to fully capitalize…

Planting

Optimism for U.S. Soybean Plantings Despite Slow Start

Rob HatchettJun 5, 2019

The press has focused on the slow pace of the 2019 U.S. corn planting season. While the same thing can be said for soybeans, there…

Infrastructure

World Iron Ore Supply Issues Helping U.S. Farmers

Alan BarrettJun 1, 2019

The U.S. is a soybean surplus country that is dependent on exports. Due to Asia being an extremely long distance from the U.S., ocean freight…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Processing Rates Further Slow in April

Rob HatchettMay 29, 2019

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) issued its mid-month member crush and stocks report on Wednesday, May 15. The April data showed that members crushed…

Infrastructure

Western Canada Port Strike a Possibility

Alan BarrettMay 29, 2019

Will a port strike in Western Canada have a positive or negative impact on the U.S. market? Likely, a strike will not have much of…

Infrastructure

Higher Truck Freight Rates in Brazil Spurring Investment

Alan BarrettMay 12, 2019

The Minimum Freight Rate Table (MFRT) established to end the Brazilian truckers’ strike in 2018 allows carriers to charge from 50 to 300 percent more…

Infrastructure

Truck Capacity Availability Improving in 2019

Alan BarrettMay 8, 2019

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. has approximately 3.5 million Class 8 trucks (semi tractor-trailers) operating with over 5.7 million commercial drivers. More…

Infrastructure

Brazilian Government Supports Higher Freight Rates

Alan BarrettApr 30, 2019

With Brazilian corn and soybean crops’ estimated crop size continually increasing, the importance of the Minimum Freight Rate Table (MFRT) also continues to rise. In…