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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…

Animal Protein

Pakistan Buyer Appreciates the Commitment Farmers Have to Their Land

RSN JanjuaApr 30, 2019

While attending the 2018 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, Pakistani buyer Nabi Bukhs Anwer was able to tour Kansas farms and converse with local producers.…

Planting

U.S. Farmers Report First Progress in Seeding 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop

Rob HatchettApr 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued the update for the seeding of the 2019 campaign. As of April 21,…

Buyers

Importer Counts on U.S. Soy to Maximize Profitability of Poultry

USSEC Staff WriterApr 25, 2019

Andri Widjaja is always looking for ways to increase the productivity of the poultry customers he serves. He counts on U.S. Soy to provide quality…

Marketplace

USDA Confirmed Record March 1 U.S. Soybean Supplies

Rob HatchettApr 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its estimate of March 1 U.S. soybean supplies on Friday, March 29. U.S. soybean stocks in all positions…

Demand

USDA Sees Minor Adjustments for Soybeans in April WASDE

Rob HatchettApr 13, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on April 9th. In the reports, the agency…

Exports

Indonesia Attaché Office Sees Larger Soy Imports Feeding Growing Domestic Consumption

Rob HatchettApr 9, 2019

Indonesia’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attaché office in Jakarta issued its Oilseeds and Products Update January 2019 in mid-February. In the report, the office…

Planting

USDA Projects Lower U.S. Soybean Plantings in 2019

Rob HatchettApr 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its key annual Prospective Plantings report on Friday, March 29. In the report, U.S. farmers were expected to plant…

Specialty Soybeans

U.S. Soybean Growers Intensify Specialty Soybean Commitment for World Customers

Linda FunkApr 5, 2019

As demand for plant protein increases, soybean trends also reflect an increased demand for non-GMO and organic U.S.-grown soybeans. With soy reigning as the preferred…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Processor Members Report Record Crush in February

Rob HatchettApr 1, 2019

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) issued its mid-month member crush and stocks report on Friday March 15. The February data showed that members crushed…

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.