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A demanding year ahead for soybean markets

With bumper crops expected around the world, soybean growers will need to juggle currency rates, weather anomalies and key demand drivers to find their best soybean price in 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Soybeans are a great crop to grow. This is reflected in the 3.1 million acres of soybeans grown this past year across Ontario. Driving from Windsor to Montreal and beyond, soybeans are a common sight. It’s on the other side of the world, though, that China, the world’s biggest consumer of soybeans, imported a whopping […] Read more

How do we find that sweet spot for marketing our soybeans with a low dollar and a high futures price?

Soybean market outlook

Soybean Guide: When a supply interruption eventually comes, which it will, soybean prices will have to go up to ration demand

Reading Time: 5 minutes Driving through Eastern Canada this summer, you could see the crop everywhere. Fields of soybeans stretched from Windsor, Ont. into Quebec and beyond into New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. And that’s without even mentioning the West. Soybeans have truly transformed the farm landscape over the last several decades. They have become an integral part […] Read more

Researchers at the University of Guelph are engaged in mapping the soybean genome in such a way that it will enable breeders to select for more of the desirable traits for future varieties.

Digging into food-grade soybeans

Soybean Guide: This four-year study aims to exploit the best traits and qualities in IP soys

Reading Time: 6 minutes Agriculture often has to take a look back in order to see what’s ahead. Farmers do it with their cropping plans and seed orders. Retailers and suppliers do it too, using the previous year’s experience to improve in the year ahead. Now the food-grade soybean sector is embracing the same strategy. Thanks in part to […] Read more