Soybean export volumes to China slow again

Net soybean export sales were a bit below average during the week ending Nov. 3, continuing the slower pace of recent weeks. There was a rise for week-over-week exports during the period. Soybean export volumes to China slowed somewhat during the week to 1.9 [...]

Not much world buying of U.S. soybean oil

The 2022/23 U.S. soybean oil export season has seen its slowest start to a marketing year since FAS began reporting weekly progress in 1990. Outstanding sales were a mere 27,900 MT (61.5 million pounds) as of Oct. 20, while cumulative shipments totaled 3,989 MT [...]

Barge transport costs ease, but truck rates remain dizzying

USDA’s recent transportation cost index update shows barge freight rates for grain are down by almost 50 percent from sky-high values seen in March, while grain trucking costs are still close to May’s record level. Rail costs are also around the May average and [...]

Changes for 2021/22 corn ethanol & soybean use in April WASDE

In its April WASDE report, USDA made minimal changes to its existing forecast for corn but did adjust soybean use estimates. USDA did not change its prior 2021/22 U.S. corn production estimate of 15.115 billion bushels, still above the past two seasons’ volumes. Corn [...]

China continues to place orders for U.S. soybeans

U.S. soybean exports were a bit above the seasonal average last week, although nothing shocking. Sales remained strong, with China adding a net 395,540 MT (well above average for this time of year) and sales to unknown destinations (often China) rising by a net [...]

Corn & soybean use is up in March WASDE

In its March WASDE report, USDA made minor changes to the U.S. corn and soybean demand forecasts. USDA did not change its prior 2021/22 U.S. corn production estimate of 15.115 billion bushels. However, it did add 25 million bushels to both food, seed & [...]

U.S corn forecast unchanged, higher soybean crush in February WASDE

The February WASDE report was almost the same as January’s, with no changes to the U.S corn balance sheet and only slight adjustments to soybean figures. USDA left its 2021/22 U.S corn production and yield estimates unchanged from last month’s report at 177 bushels [...]

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