Trade
Marketplace

The Value of U.S. Soy is Stronger than Ever

Jim SutterApr 22, 2018

High quality U.S. Soy is always a good value, but especially right now. While trade…

Exports

EU/MENA: A Bright Spot for U.S. Soy Exports

Ohio Soybean CouncilMay 18, 2019

With so much media attention on how tariffs have affected soybean trade to China these days, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the combined…

Buyers

U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Partnership Essential to Taiwan Trade Mission

Jen Del CarmenMay 16, 2019

USSEC participated in the inaugural U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agribusiness Trade Mission to Taiwan, which took place April 21 to 26, 2019. Taiwan saw…

Exports

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Helps Connect Farmers to Overseas Buyers

USSEC Staff WriterMay 15, 2019

Director of Marketing for the Landus Cooperative Ryan Sauer attended the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange for the first time with hopes to make overseas…

Demand

Canadian Farmers Intend to Plant Fewer Oilseeds in 2019

Rob HatchettMay 15, 2019

Canada’s national statistical office, Statistics Canada, issued its 2019 planting intentions report on April 24th. The report was based on surveys sent to 11,500 farmers…

Infrastructure

Mississippi River Flooding Impacts on Cash Basis is Currently Limited

Alan BarrettMay 14, 2019

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting commodities, especially soybeans and corn. When comparing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Iowa…

Animal Feed

Market Spotlight: Silver Linings

USB Staff WriterMay 14, 2019

Amidst Trade Issues, Economists Highlight Opportunities in Domestic and New Foreign Markets Updates on trade issues with China fill the headlines. But, what do they…

Animal Feed

North Dakota Soy Farmer Says Relationship Building is Key to Philippine Customers’ Loyalty

Dan SpiekermeierMay 9, 2019

North Dakota farmer Dan Spiekermeier discusses his March 2019 visit to an aquaculture farm in the Philippines, where they use 100 percent U.S. Soy. Spiekermeier…

Animal utilization

Filipino Customers Prefer U.S. Soy, Says Michigan Farmer

Laurie IsleyMay 9, 2019

Michigan farmer Laurie Isley was excited to see how U.S. Soy was being used in the Philippines during her March 2019 visit. In this video,…

Animal Feed

Illinois Farmer Sees U.S. Soy Utilization in Philippines

John LongleyMay 9, 2019

Illinois farmer John Longley provides an overview of U.S. Soy use in the Philippines. During his March 2019 visit, he toured feed mills, a soymilk…

End Users

U.S. Soy Customer Praises Quality and Consistency

USSEC Staff WriterMay 9, 2019

Arslan Sinno of ZM Vegetable Oils Industries says U.S. family farmers are very attached to their businesses and their products. He believes their high standards…

Buyers

Filipino Customers’ Loyalty to U.S. Soy Hinges on Education, Service

Suzanne ShirbrounMay 8, 2019

Suzanne Shirbroun, an Iowa farmer, visited Myanmar and the Philippines in March 2019. She says that the education and service provided to U.S. Soy customers…

Animal Feed

Spanish Company Relies on U.S. Soybean Meal Quality to Produce Swine and Cattle

USSEC Staff WriterMay 5, 2019

Francisco Ortín Párraga of Juan Jiménez García Sau in southern Spain says his company produces 1.5 million pigs and 10,000 cattle every year, thanks to…

Infrastructure

High Water Persists but Barge Rates Falling

Alan BarrettMay 4, 2019

The Mississippi River continues to have high water levels disrupting barge traffic. The opening of the upper Mississippi River for commercial traffic continues to be…

Buyers

Italian Meat Producer Relies on Quality U.S. Soybean Meal

USSEC Staff WriterMay 1, 2019

Enrico Stevanoni of A.I.A. Agrícola Italiana Alimentare Spa says his 60-year-old company produces 3.2 million metric tons (MMT) of feed each year. Soybean meal is…

Exports

Container Shipping Can Help Diversify International Sales of U.S. Soybeans

Eric WoodieApr 27, 2019

The soybean industry has been a vital engine of the American economy for years. One measure of its economic contribution is in global trade: soybeans…

Exports

Expanding Global Soybean Markets

Katie JohnsonApr 25, 2019

Cruise ships, ocean liners, barges and cargo ships pass through a bustling Panama Canal in early February. Where the rest of the world keeps turning,…