The Value of Soybean Oil in the Soybean Crush

This academic article explores the correlation between the boom in biodiesel and soybean prices, based on soybeans being the main feedstock used in biodiesel. U.S. soybean oil is a preferred ingredient of numerous high-value and high-volume industrial products.

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Scott Irwin
Scott Irwin


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scott Irwin is an agricultural economist at the University of Illinois; Lifelong fascination with commodity markets; Iowa farm boy still involved in managing family land