In the 2011/12 marketing year, domestic animal agriculture consumed 30.4 million tons of soybean meal – by far the largest source of soybean meal demand. This was an increase of about one million tons in a year when the quantity of grain fed to animals actually fell by seven million tons, or more than five percent. Animal agriculture encompasses mainly beef cattle, hogs, broilers, turkeys, eggs, dairy, and aquaculture. Future soybean demand is tightly linked to the health of these industries.
Prepared for CONNECTIONS 2012, this report examines the U.S. soy industry and identifies challenges and opportunities being faced.
This checkoff-funded study examines the global oilseed and grain trade and how it affects the U.S. soybean industry. Published September 2011.
This study looks at the current national freight system and assesses its capacity to support economic growth in agriculture and the rest of the economy.
This checkoff-funded study examines the potential impact on U.S. agriculture of the Panama Canal expansion. Published: September 2011.