Soy Checkoff Keeps Tabs on Transportation Issues

Congestion at Brazilian ports, U.S. port labor disputes and market access issues impact U.S. soybean farmers More on Transportation:  Brazilian Soybean Boom Continues Despite Challenges It’s Time to Cross That Bridge Panama Canal Expansion Opening Plans May Have Sprung a Leak U.S. Soybean Farmers Continue to Deliver on What Customers Want The U.S. transportation system

Brazilian Soybean Boom Continues Despite Challenges

Pluses and minuses of growing soybeans in Brazil, compared with the U.S. Brazilian soybean farmers are expected to plant a record soybean crop this year, with an estimated 81.5 million acres, the ninth consecutive season of increased acreage. That compares with 85.1 million acres in the United States. As the worldwide export market becomes more

Working to Increase Demand for a Growing Supply

Two international markets with potential to help global soy demand keep up with huge supply With an abundance of soybean supply coming out of South America and the United States this year, global demand is as important as ever. While it would be easy for the U.S. soy industry to rely on its No. 1

Family Ties Help Bind

U.S. farming families show European farming families the benefits of biotech More often than not, a good answer to a questions comes down to telling a simple story. So, to illustrate how U.S. soybean farmers use biotechnology to be more sustainable, Doug Winter told policymakers and farmers in the European Union (EU) about his family.

A Billion Bushels and Growing

Checkoff looks beyond China for more export diversity and growth China’s appetite for soybeans is well documented and shows little sign of being satisfied. As the world’s No. 1 soybean importer and U.S. soybean farmers’ top export customer, China’s total soybean consumption is expected to top 3 billion bushels this year. In 2014, China imported

Get In, Get Out

Planting Patrol: New technology improves efficiency for Nebraska farmer Greg Greving’s goal during planting season is pretty simple: Get as much done as we can every day, and get out as soon as possible.  The soybean farmer from Chapman, Nebraska says, “We’re up at first light, and when the sun goes down, we shut our

Transportation Troubles Threaten South American Soy Exports

On the heels of a strike in February and March, the trucking industry in Brazil is threatening yet another work stoppage that could place strain on the movement of South American soy into position for export. Below, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) consultant and Argentina-based grain-marketing analyst Pablo Adreani provides an update on this developing situation

Soy to the World

Biotechnology gains acceptance beyond U.S. borders With Chinese customers buying more than half of U.S. soy exports, they must not have concerns about biotechnology, right? Actually, the opposite is true. Many Chinese consumers, especially moms, have misconceptions about the safety and environmental impacts of genetically modified (GMO) foods. These misconceptions are the target of newly