River Conditions Impact the Movement of U.S. Soybeans

Alan Barrett|Mar 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…


The Potential Impact of 5 Feet on the Mississippi River

Ken Eriksen|Feb 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…


Increasing Demand for U.S. Soybeans in Container Shipments

Rob Hatchett|Feb 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…


High Waters Slow U.S. Grain Movement to the Gulf

Rob Hatchett|Feb 2, 2019

According to Federal Grain Inspections Service (FGIS) data, 48.1 percent of grain inspected for export in 2018 left via the Mississippi River. The percentage of…

Animal Nutrition

U.S. Soy Used in Waters Worldwide

USSEC Staff Writer|Sep 8, 2017

Mike Beard never thought his Indiana soybeans would be used for feeding tilapia or shrimp on the other side of the globe. But with more…


Transportation: U.S. versus Brazil

USB Staff Writer|Jan 6, 2016

How Brazil's infrastructure makes delivery costly and unsustainable

Ground Work

Harnessing Rivers to Move U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff Writer|Jun 26, 2014

Winding through the croplands of the Midwestern United States, several mighty rivers not only shape the landscape but also the movement of U.S. Soy. The…

Ground Work

100+ Years of Change

USSEC Staff Writer|Jun 16, 2014

As farmers who’ve lived on and farmed the same property for over a hundred years, the Hayes family knows more than just a little bit…