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USDA Prospective Plantings Report Highlights Opportunities for U.S. Soy

April 30, 2021

Regional planting updates featured comments in the Sioux City Journal by United Soybean Board Director Tom Oswald, who contributed a report from his farm near Cleghorn, Iowa.

No-till crop production aligns with Oswald’s strong dedication to soil conservation. Conditions were “quite dry last year,” but his fields are looking good, thanks to a recharge.

May 04, 2021

Mac Marshall, vice president of market intelligence for USB and USSEC, provided insights on the latest USDA Prospective Plantings Report during recent interviews with consumer newspaper reporters from The Times of Northwest Indiana and Quad-City Times.

The report confirmed the U.S. was forecast to send 36 million metric tons of soybeans to China in 2021, which would mean another record export year. While China continues to be the biggest export market customer for the U.S., Marshall stated the U.S. soybean industry has been working to develop international markets, including Egypt, Thailand and Vietnam.

May 10, 2021

USB Director April Hemmes was quoted in the Des Moines Register about the need for rain on her north-central Iowa farm after a storm dropped 2 inches of rain just north of her fields.

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