Soybean Oil – Largest Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Soybean Oil: What is the Price Impact on the U.S. Biodiesel Boom?

🕔Sep 15, 2017Biodiesel production and consumption in the U.S. boomed in recent years due to rising RFS mandate requirements. However, no evidence was found in a farmdoc daily article last week (September 7, 2017) […]

Soybeans: FDA Approves Petition to Claim Soy Oil as Heart Healthy

🕔Jul 31, 2017Bunge North America, the North American arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its petition for a qualified health claim […]

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