U.S. Soybean Crush Rates Surge to Record Levels for July

Rob Hatchett|Sep 5, 2019

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued its monthly soybean crush and stocks data on Thursday, August 15. NOPA member soybean processing surged to 4.575…


Crushing Business Expansion Provides Positive News for U.S. Soybean Farmers

Alan Barrett|Aug 27, 2019

The expansion of Perdue’s crushing business is good news for U.S. soybean farmers. Perdue, known primarily for its chicken business, has diversified into many areas…


August USDA Inputs Prove Somewhat Supportive for Soybean Market

Rob Hatchett|Aug 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its 2019 U.S. soybean planted area estimate to 31.039 million hectares from its June acreage forecast at 32.391…


Dry Barge Fleet Consolidation

Alan Barrett|Aug 9, 2019

Over the near term, the U.S. Coast Guard, due to flood conditions, has reduced barge tow configurations from St. Louis, Missouri to the Gulf, which…


Summer Heatwave Seen Lowering European Rapeseed Output

Rob Hatchett|Aug 2, 2019

Record-high temperatures have been reported across France and Germany in the waning days of July, making this the second set of new record-high temperatures experienced…


Soybean Stocks at Record Levels

Alan Barrett|Jul 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated June 1 soybean stocks at 1.8 billion bushels, which is up 571 million bushels from a year ago.…

Around the World

Indian Monsoon Improving After a Slow Start

Rob Hatchett|Jul 30, 2019

Earlier this summer, we had highlighted what was a poor beginning to India’s annual Southwest Monsoon season.  As a reminder, India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) tracks…


New Chinese Feed Mill Breaks Ground

Rob Hatchett|Jul 26, 2019

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in late May at a new feed mill in China’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic zone that is expected to begin producing aquaculture feed…


U.S. Soybean Basis Popping

Alan Barrett|Jul 17, 2019

A strengthening basis as the future price is increasing indicates strong consumption.  For a cash price that has been diminished by reduced China exports, the…


Brazil Rail Projects Impact Soybean Exports

Alan Barrett|Jul 4, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the Brazilian Supreme Court reinstated the National Land Transportation Agency’s (ANTT) authority to issue fines for anyone who does not pay…