transportation
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…

Exports

Brazil’s Soy Crop May Shrink, Slowing Exports

Rob HatchettMar 14, 2019

Brazil’s attaché office issued its latest Oilseeds and Products Update in late January. In the report, the post noted that Brazilian farmers were estimated to…

Infrastructure

Harsh Winter Impacts Barge Rates and Basis Levels

Alan BarrettMar 11, 2019

When transportation infrastructure experiences issues, people pay attention. On a positive note, disruptions provide concrete demonstrations as to how the waterway system impacts farmers’ cash…

Transportation

River Conditions Impact the Movement of U.S. Soybeans

Alan BarrettMar 1, 2019

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting commodities, especially soybeans. The inland Mississippi River system is comprised of navigable waterways that…

Transportation

The Potential Impact of 5 Feet on the Mississippi River

Ken EriksenFeb 17, 2019

Dredging the lower Mississippi from 45 to 50 feet could get soybeans to market in larger, more cost-effective shipments that accommodate larger global ports, says…

Transportation

Increasing Demand for U.S. Soybeans in Container Shipments

Rob HatchettFeb 14, 2019

An aggregation of historical Federal Grain Inspections Services (FGIS) data shows that non-Chinese buyers have shown a growing preference for receiving U.S. soybeans in container…