Global Markets: Oilseeds – Stocks Shrink as China’s Veg Oil Complex Changes Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019China is the world’s leading consumer of vegetable oil and the second-largest producer after Indonesia. Amidst import challenges, production shifts, and shrinking stocks, the vegetable oil complex in China is […]

Soy Oil: Better Fundamentals After Many Weak Years – DTN Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019In the soy complex, 2012 marked a watershed moment for soybeans’ two products, meal and bean oil. The drought of 2012 took December soybean meal prices up over 70% at […]

Soybean Oil – Largest Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production May 9, 2019

🕔May 9, 2019Biodiesel production accounts for an increasing share of soybean oil use in the United States, currently representing about 30% of domestic soybean oil disposition. Soybean oil is the most commonly […]

Hubbs on Grain: Tracking the Pace of Soybean Consumption Feb 26, 2019

🕔Feb 26, 2019Recent developments in trade negotiations with China provided support to soybean prices and raised hopes of reducing the 910 million bushel ending stock projection for this marketing year.  The current […]

Soybean Oil Prices: Major Trends that Could Help or Hurt – DTN Jan 29, 2019

🕔Jan 29, 2019At the end of November 2018, I laid out what I thought looked like bullish arguments for soybean oil prices. Read “Soybean Oil, Ripe for Bullish Change” here.  Fundamentally speaking, […]

Soybeans: Increased Production Capacity May Threaten Processor Profitability Dec 17, 2018

🕔Dec 17, 2018Historically strong crush margins in recent years have driven the U.S. soybean processing industry into its biggest expansion phase in 20 years. Two new processing plants are expected to start […]

Brazil Biodiesel Industry is Expanding – DTN Dec 3, 2018

🕔Dec 3, 2018After March 2019, Brazilian truck drivers will start to fill their tanks with 11% diesel blends (B11) at fuel stations throughout the country thanks to a new mandatory policy to […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Firming of Soybean Prices Hinges on Demand Prospects May 14, 2018

🕔May 14, 2018USDA’s first projection of the 2018/19 soybean crop is 4.28 billion bushels based on a trend yield and 1-percent decline in intended sown acreage. Although this projection falls below the […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production (Again) May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018Global oilseed production is forecast to grow slightly in 2018/19. Soybean production is projected up, as Argentina is forecast to rebound from this year’s drought, offsetting year-over-year declines in production […]

Grain Markets: Soybean Crush Strength Continues May 7, 2018

🕔May 7, 2018Soybean crush levels picked up substantially over the last few months due to strong crush margins. Driven by production issues in Argentina, the increase in crush margin recently is attributed […]

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