Oil Crops Outlook: Strong U.S. Soy Meal Demand Fuels Record Crush

🕔Apr 13, 2018Brighter market conditions for domestic soybean processors prompted this month’s forecast increase in the 2017/18 crush by 10 million bushels to 1.97 billion. Higher forecasts for domestic use (by 250,000 […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Stocks Lowered on Higher Crushing

🕔Apr 10, 2018U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2017/18 include increased crush, lower seed and residual use, and lower ending stocks. Soybean crush is projected at a record 1,970 million bushels, […]

Grain Markets: Will Soybean Ending Stocks Get Larger?

🕔Apr 9, 2018Recent rumblings of potential tariffs by China on U.S. soybeans created a stir last week. While the market reacts to the uncertainty associated with trade policy, the upcoming WASDE report, […]

Ag Trade: China to Target Soybean Exports Only If Trade Issues Increase

🕔Apr 3, 2018Trade issues have recently emerged between the United States and China. These tariffs have already impacted pork exports from Iowa and there is concern that an escalation of tariffs between […]

Soybeans: U.S. Production, Exports Would Fall if China Imposes Tariffs

🕔Mar 28, 2018Chinese soybean imports from the U.S. could drop by as much 71 percent if China were to impose trade restrictions on U.S. soybeans in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese […]

Soybean Market: Argentina Estimates Drop; China’s Need for U.S. Beans – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2018Shortly after Christmas of 2016, I wrote a column, “Soybeans’ Gathering Storm,” which anticipated what might happen if newly elected President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign promises to […]

Grain Markets: Export Outlook for Soybeans

🕔Mar 19, 2018Recent adjustments to soybean export projections raise concerns about increased ending stocks this marketing year. Export projections for soybeans put forth by the USDA reflected recent market information associated with […]

Corn’s Cinderella Ride: How Long Before It Turns Into A Pumpkin Again? – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018For U.S. grain producers, the presence of noncommercial traders in grain futures has always been both a blessing and a curse, and we are already seeing evidence of that again […]

Oil Crops Outlook: U.S. Season-Ending Soybean Stocks Shifted Higher

🕔Mar 12, 2018USDA forecast 2017/18 season-ending soybean stocks 25 million bushels higher this month to 555 million. This month’s expected increase was the consequence of a lowered 2017/18 export forecast, which is […]

Ag Trade: New U.S. Tariffs Ramp-Up Fear of Retaliation; Soybean Growers Especially Worried

🕔Mar 12, 2018On Thursday, President Trump implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum, an action that had been anticipated since last week.  Today’s update explores recent news items that highlight the potential negative impact the executive […]

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