The Great Glyphosate Debate

The Great Glyphosate Debate

These boots were made for walkin’, and that’s just what the EPA did. Bye for now: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said sayonara (kinda) to a legal battle on their interim determination that there is no evidence linking glyphosate—the active ingredient in the...
The Chinese Diet: Cutting Soybean Meal

The Chinese Diet: Cutting Soybean Meal

The Chinese are going on a diet—cutting soybean meal consumption in an effort to boost national food security. And it all starts with animal feed. Pork prices have consumers squealing. ICYMI, pork is the most consumed meat in China. Higher feed prices along with...
Production Down, Prices Up

Production Down, Prices Up

It’s corn! A big lump with knobs. It has the juice. But we’re talking soybeans and cotton, too. Each month, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Yesterday, they...
Biden’s Big Biotech Boost

Biden’s Big Biotech Boost

Beans are getting a big-time boost. Thanks to a recently signed executive order, President Biden has started a new biotech and biomanufacturing initiative that will help create more downstream demand for soybeans. What this means: By improving markets for biobased...
Brazillions of Beans

Brazillions of Beans

Brazil is set to plant soy many acres this year—enough to set a record. Tell us mais: As Brazilian farmers get set to plant this month, the National Supply Company (CONAB) expects production of more than 300M tons of soybeans, corn, cotton, rice, and wheat. That’s a...