Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Soybean Farming industry experienced a volatile five years to 2016. Industry revenue grew immensely during the beginning of the period, lifted by skyrocketing oilseed prices. The rising demand for food from developing countries has supported industry exports, however the appreciating US dollar has kept exports steady. Meanwhile the rapid expansion of biofuel production spurred demand for soybeans at home. In addition, a surge in foreign inventory is responsible for the United States' declining share of global exports. During the next five years, soybeans are anticipated to maintain their position as the second-largest crop in the United States, behind corn... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Soybean Farming industry is overwhelmingly characterized by family-held individual farms. In most cases, soybean producers operate as partnerships and sole proprietors rather than corporations. Despite some farm consolidations, the industry remains fragmented. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average soybean farm generates about $67,333 in soybean sales a year.
There is a long-term trend toward fewer farms across the agricultural sector, and this applies to the Soybean Farming industry as well. This trend is a result of rising costs and competition that make it difficult for smaller farms to succeed. Owners of these small farms are forced to form cooperatives or sell their land... purchase to read more