Shipping Soy Relieves Bursting Bins

Soybean exports continue to rise, while domestic use stays steady With U.S. soybean production continuing to increase each year, the soybean industry is making sure all these soybeans have places to go. How can the soybean industry continue to secure international demand? It’s all in the research.    Click here While domestic use of soybeans

Export Success Stories Begin with Research at Home

This year saw farmers bring in a bin-busting harvest. Finding buyers for a record amount of soybean meal and oil requires a coordinated effort across the entire U.S. soybean industry. In 2014, demand from international customers was as strong as ever. Just in the last marketing year, U.S. soybean farmers exported 62 percent of their

Brazilian Soybean Farmers Undeterred by Lower Commodity Prices

By James Thompson Just a few weeks ahead of soybean planting in Brazil, local consultancy Céleres forecast a 91.35 million-tonne 2014-15 crop (3.36 billion bushels), produced on 3.6 percent more acres than last season. Another consultant group, FC Stone, said the crop would come in at more like 93 million tonnes (3.42 billion bushels), up

China Stocks Up on U.S. Soy

With five months to go in marketing year, U.S. has already set a record for soybean exports Rising pork production, along with the transportation issues in South America after last year’s harvest, have China stocking up on U.S. soybeans and soybean meal at a record pace, according to a soy checkoff consultant. This has resulted

Animal Consumption Drives Higher U.S. Soy Exports to EU

Customers in the European Union (EU) depend on U.S. soybean farmers to maintain a consistent supply of soybean meal. Currently, they account for nearly 13 percent of total U.S. soybean meal exports. And that level is growing. Although U.S. soybean market share in the EU has declined over the last 30 years, U.S. soybean meal

Brazil Likely to Face Transport Challenges Again

By James Thompson It doesn’t matter who you are, $2.5 billion is a lot of money. So there’s no doubt Brazilian exporters, which are said to have lost about that much last year as a result of canceled orders and long delays in loading ships with Brazilian soybeans, are eager for change in 2014. An

U.S. Soybean Oil Market in Mexico Grows

A recent soy-checkoff-funded promotional campaign showed Mexican shoppers the benefits of cooking with U.S. soybean oil, leading to a 15 percent jump in sales. Mexico is a major international destination for U.S. soy. In the most recent marketing year, Mexican customers imported more whole U.S. soybeans and soybean oil than any other country except for