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USSEC Receives Agricultural Trade Promotion Funds

Lisa Humphreys|Aug 15, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) announced the allocation of $12,750,000 Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program funds. The newly released funds are in addition to…


River Elevator Swap Limits Competition

Alan Barrett|Aug 6, 2019

Illinois farmers are fortunate to have six options at harvest. The farmers can deliver directly to a soybean crushing facility, shuttle elevator, river elevator, container…


Soybeans: 2019 Economic Outlook and Buying Considerations

Jo Anne Grammond|Aug 1, 2019

Executive Summary At the end of 2018, projections for soybeans reflected both an increase in the global consumption of protein but also a cautious take…


Initial U.S. Soybean Crop Ratings Point to Challenging Yields in 2019

Rob Hatchett|Jul 17, 2019

The U.S. soybean crop appears to be off to its worst start of the growing season in 27 years. According to the U.S. Department of…


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…


Growing U.S. Soy’s Presence in Global Markets

Kentucky Soybean Board|Jul 15, 2019

With all eyes on the continuing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, it's important to remember that the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), the…


Poor Start to Monsoon Adds Doubts to Indian Soybean Output

Rob Hatchett|Jul 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…


U.S. Soy Exporters Capitalize on Changing Trade Patterns

Alan Barrett|Jul 12, 2019

Logistics for most products is a ratable service because the origination, destination and quantity shipped are all known. For agricultural goods and commodities in general,…


Commodity Funds Hold Record Net-Short Position in Soybean Market

Rob Hatchett|Jun 1, 2019

The managed money group was shown to have amassed a record net-short position as of mid-May, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The managed…

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May WASDE Provides Bearish Outlook for World Soybean Supplies

Rob Hatchett|May 13, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its preliminary regular look ahead to the 2019/20 world soybean outlook on Friday, May 10. In its initial…