A recent soy-checkoff-funded promotional campaign showed Mexican shoppers the benefits of cooking with U.S. soybean oil, leading to a 15 percent jump in sales. Mexico is a major international destination for U.S. soy. In the most recent marketing year, Mexican customers imported more whole U.S. soybeans and soybean oil than any other country except for
Soybean farmers have always known they care for the environment. Now, more and more of the rest of the world is getting that message, too. According to a soy-checkoff-funded report, soil erosion per metric ton of U.S. soybeans produced has decreased 65 percent over the past 30 years, while energy use is down 46 percent
While China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are consistently some of the largest destinations for U.S. soy exports, the industry does not take North Asian soy export markets for granted. The U.S. soy family often hosts conferences or other face-to-face meetings with its international customers to offer technical assistance and answer any questions they may have.
It appears that economic growth continues to create a surge in meat and poultry consumption around the world. According to a recent soy-checkoff-funded study, U.S. meat and poultry exports are rising faster than U.S. consumption, a trend that could benefit U.S. soybean farmers through greater demand for U.S. soybean meal to feed U.S. poultry and livestock
While U.S. soybean exports hit record levels last year, the soy industry has no plans of getting complacent. Although U.S. soybean exports to Europe have tripled in the past year, Europe is still viewed as a potential target for growth. U.S. soybean farmer-leaders recently attended the 2013 U.S. Soy Trade & Sustainability European Buyers Conference,
China is the top international destination for U.S. soy, importing 849 million bushels of whole U.S. soybeans in the most recent marketing year. It is hard to imagine that number growing, but experts expect U.S. soybean exports to China to increase this year due to heavy rains and flooding in some of the biggest soybean-producing
Thanks to high demand for reliable, quality soybeans, meal and oil, 2012-2013 U.S. soy exports have remained steady in the number of bushels exported. However, the value of these exports set a record of more than $28 billion, a 19 percent increase from 2011-2012. In the most recent marketing year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S.
U.S. soybean farmers depend on international biotechnology acceptance in order to keep markets open for U.S. soy. So when China, the U.S. soy industry’s largest international customer, is hesitant to approve new traits, the soy checkoff works to calm fears. United Soybean Board (USB) Past Chairman Jim Stillman and Secretary Lewis Bainbridge recently joined members
In an era when many consumers are concerned about how food is raised, the soy checkoff is at the forefront of assuring customers that U.S. soybean farmers grow their crops in a safe and sustainable manner. One market where this is increasingly important is the European Union (EU), the second-largest importer of U.S. soybean meal.
Successful companies in the aviation, communications, computer and medical industries don’t stand still. They find solutions that will keep them a step ahead of the competition. That goes for farmers, too. Need to know more? Check out the most recent edition of Beyond the Bean for more checkoff-funded innovations. Click here Soybean farmers today see the