As Soybean Demand Grows, Will Yields Keep Pace?
Soy-industry expert challenges farmers to increase soybean production
Since 1990, world soybean demand has gone up 150 percent, rising significantly compared with other commodities. Much of this increase is due to economic growth in countries such as China and India. As their economies grow, so does their peoples’ desire to improve the quality of their diets, leading to greater consumption of animal protein. Demand for soy meal for poultry and livestock feed has skyrocketed as a result. With growth like this, how can U.S. soybeans compete better in the ...
More U.S. chicken paws are finding their way into soups and appetizers across Asia, and the demand is expected to continue. In turn, that means support for U.S. soy meal demand, as well as the expansion of the Port of ...Read More
Sharon Covert, chair of the United Soybean Board (USB) international marketing program, visited with several international customers this summer and got to hear firsthand their concerns about how the U.S. drought could affect supply. Here’s what Covert had to say ...Read More
South American soy giants Brazil and Argentina are the world’s second- and third-largest soybean producers behind the United States, respectively. Planting has just begun below the equator, but drought in Brazil and flooding in Argentina could adversely affect South American ...Read More
Thanks in part to improved production practices and technologies, U.S. soybean farmers came through, meeting international soy demand by exporting more than 1.8 billion bushels of U.S. soy. This includes 1.3 billion bushels of whole soybeans, meal from more than ...Read More
South America’s soy industry has been predicting a record soybean crop in 2012-13, but farmers there are only in the middle of planting now. Even if a bountiful South American harvest is realized, buyers in the global market have a ...Read More
Next time you’re out in the soybean field, just think, one out of every four of those rows will travel halfway across the globe to China. Importing 895 million bushels of whole U.S. soybeans last year, China represents the largest ...Read More
Illinois soybean farmer Sharon Covert, who chairs the national soy checkoff’s International Marketing (IM) program, says USB farmer-directors have been hard at work tackling big issues such as sustainability, biotechnology and how they impact market access for U.S. soy abroad. ...Read More
Red, blue, green – soybean seeds every color of the rainbow will fill planters across the country this spring. These brightly colored seeds can help protect seedlings from pests and diseases, but the farmer-leaders of the soy checkoff urge their ...Read More
Agricultural leaders from China committed to purchasing more than $6 billion worth of U.S. soybeans during signing ceremonies that the United Soybean Board (USB) helped host at the World Food Prize Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and Los Angeles. The Chinese ...Read More