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Will soy exports start to pick up steam?

An ag economist says he remains optimistic about U.S. soybean exports despite a slow start to the year. Mac Marshall vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board. “We’re in early February, so we’re past that crest of the year when we’re... Read More.

Corn, soy exports heading in opposite direction

A market analyst suggests U.S. corn and soybean exports are heading in opposite directions. Jeff Peterson with Heartland Farm Partners says corn projections look pretty good with export sales about 30 percent higher compared to a year ago. “I’m talking crop year-to-date, starting on September... Read More.

USB: Soy industry continues to expand

A leader with the United Soybean Board says the soy industry is in a good position as the next growing season approaches. Laurie Isley chairs USB’s Communication and Education Committee. “Due to genetics and some of the other practices that farmers have implemented, we’ve... Read More.

MSU Studies Renewable Packaging Made with Soy

In this Pods for Profit, we’ll hear about how farmers are investing in research to use soybeans as a petroleum replacement in food packaging. Dr. Eva Almenar with Michigan State University’s School of Packaging and Master’s student Adian McArdle discuss initial research steps. ...

Santa at Soy

Missouri Soybeans is hosting its first Santa at Soy this week. Outreach and Education Director Baylee Asbury says the event is an opportunity to talk to people about soy through fun activities at the organizations Jefferson City headquarters. Learn more at mosoy.org. Brought to... Read More.

Growing soy export opportunities

The chairman of the US Soybean Export Council says diversifying soy export opportunities is key to maintaining robust trade. Stan Born an Illinois farmer says more effort is being spent on developing markets outside of China and India. “Any place where there is a... Read More.

The history of soy sauce

Soy sauce first originated in Japan about 400 years ago and was mixed by hand and then the mash was moved from bucket to bucket.   Saneyuki Hondo, a trader with a company that specializes in food grade soybeans says a lot has changed.  AUDIO:... Read More.

USDA balances corn demand, raises soy supplies

The chief commodities economist with StoneX Group says USDA made a balance sheet adjustment in the November supply and demand report that could support corn prices. Arlan Suderman says the agency tried to balance out a better-than-expected U.S. corn crop with demand projections. “USDA had... Read More.

USB expects soy exports to strengthen

The vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board says he’s optimistic about soybean exports heading into 2024. Mac Marshall tells Brownfield new markets continue to emerge. “Egypt is one that comes to mind. Last year was a bit of a headwind... Read More.

U.S., China sign soy export agreement

China has signed new purchase agreements with the United States, a move that’s expected to boost U.S. soybean sales. Mac Marshall, vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board, says Chinese ambassadors have stated the deal is worth billions of dollars in... Read More.

SD farmer: keep China a top market for U.S. soy

A farmer from northeastern South Dakota says China remains an important market for U.S. soybeans despite growing tensions between the two countries. Mike McCranie tells Brownfield… “In our part of the world, 6 of 10 rows of soybeans are exported and out of that, half... Read More.

IL Soy launches bridge bundling toolkit to help repair rural bridges

The Illinois Soybean Association says bridge bundling could help speed up repairs of worn-down rural bridges. Carmi, Illinois farmer Tim Scates tells Brownfield as bridges deteriorate, load limits are lowered, costing farmers time and fuel. “Some bridges are just completely out and then some of... Read More.