Supply
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…

Infrastructure

Columbia Snake River System Closed at Bonneville

Alan BarrettSep 24, 2019

Bonneville Lock & Dam, built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was the first federal lock and dam on the Columbia Snake…

Transportation

IMO 2020 Regulation Could Increase Diesel Cost

Alan BarrettSep 20, 2019

In 1973, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) enacted regulations to reduce pollution from marine and shipping operations. The International Maritime Organization’s new regulations (IMO 2020)…

Infrastructure

USDA Quantifies Impact of Aging Inland Waterways Infrastructure

The Maritime ExecutiveSep 18, 2019

An important component of the U.S. Soy Advantage is its consistent supply. The U.S. supply chain is one of the most reliable in the world,…

Yield

Cool Finish to Growing Season Eyed by U.S. Soybean Farmers

Rob HatchettSep 17, 2019

The general lateness of plantings for the 2019 U.S. soybean crop has many farmers hoping for an extended growing season in order to maximize yield…

Exports

U.S. Soybean Exports Record Large in July

Rob HatchettSep 13, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau published official monthly export data for July 2019 on September 4. The data showed that shipments of U.S. soybeans were record…

Yield

Annual Crop Tour Finds Fewer Soybean Pods, Variable Conditions

Rob HatchettSep 10, 2019

Crop scouts from around the world set out on an annual tour the third week of August to gauge the potential of the 2019 U.S.…

Protein

Thai Soy Customers Learn Importance of “Protein Value”

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2019

Protein value is a new concept to most of Teerada Korsrilabutr's Thai customers. She crushes soybeans and sells soybean meal and oil, and recently attended…

Yield

Late-August Crop Ratings Show Delayed Soybean Crops

Rob HatchettSep 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued its last weekly update of U.S. crop ratings and development for August on…

Infrastructure

Truck Rates Declining in 2019

Alan BarrettSep 6, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Transportation Report indicates trucking cost per ton is down almost 9%, which is a welcome change from the…