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

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

Upcoming gathering of global oilseed industry will give U.S. soy family an opportunity to lead When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This summer, USB will join the American Soybean Association

Heading South for the Winter

As a U.S soybean farmer, you likely know that your biggest rivalry in the international marketplace comes from the South American behemoth, Brazil, which edged out the United States as the top exporter of soybeans last year. But how much do you really know about your counterparts in the southern hemisphere? Phil Corzine could tell

Sizing Up the Competition

As demand for soy grows along with the world’s population, competition for that burgeoning market grows, too. Today, as U.S. soy enjoys historic demand all over the world, it also must fend off rising competition for share of the market. Competition is everywhere. U.S. soy is competing against other countries, other feed sources and other

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