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  • Oil Crops Outlook: July 2012

    OCS-12G, July 12, 2012

    ERS--working closely with the World Agricultural Outlook Board, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and other USDA agencies--conducts market analysis and provides short- and long-term projections of U.S. and world agricultural production, consumption, and trade.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: July 2013

    OCS-13G, July 15, 2013

    Soybean acreage expansion, better yields are seen swelling 2013/14 stocks.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: July 2014

    OCS-14G, July 15, 2014

    Soybean price outlook dampened by prospects for record production.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: July 2015

    OCS-15G, July 14, 2015

    The June 2015 Oil Crops Outlook analyzes the major changes and events in the world market for oilseeds and oilseed products.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: July 2016

    OCS-16G, July 14, 2016

    Export related price strength spurs soybean planting.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2012

    OCS-12F, June 13, 2012

    Export shipments of U.S. soybeans for 2011/12 are forecast up 20 million bushels this month to 1.335 billion. And the 2011/12 soybean crush is forecast 15 million bushels higher this month to 1.66 billion based on higher demand for soybean meal. Higher soybean demand would further reduce U.S. season-ending stocks for 2011/12 to 175 million bushels, compared to last month's forecast at 210 million. Despite reductions in 2012/13 use, the smaller carryover would reduce season-ending soybean stocks to 140 million bushels-a level that would cover only 16 days of use.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2013

    OCS-13F, June 14, 2013

    Strong soybean meal prices buoy U.S. processors.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2014

    OCS-14F, June 13, 2014

    Tight U.S. soybean stocks support prices in advance of new-crop supplies.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2015

    OCS-15F, June 12, 2015

    Better demand outlook trims soybean ending stocks forecast.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2016

    OCS-16F, June 14, 2016

    U.S. export demand for soybeans and soybean products stays firm.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2017

    OCS-17f, June 13, 2017

    Big South American Crops Increase Pressure on U.S. Soybean Meal Prices

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2012

    OCS-12C, March 12, 2012

    Based on shrinking prospects for South American crops, USDA's forecast of the 2011/12-average soybean price received by U.S. farmers fell to $11.40-$12.60 per bushel from $11.10-$12.30 last month. Similarly, USDA raised its forecast of the season-average price for soybean meal to $310-$340 per short ton from $290-$320 last month.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2013

    OCS-13C, March 12, 2013

    Moderating soybean meal and oil prices herald declining production.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2014

    OCS-14C, March 12, 2014

    U.S. soybean exports stay firm despite gains in Brazil shipments.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2015

    OCS-15C, March 12, 2015

    Soybean prices buoyed by slow start for Brazil.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2016

    OCS-16C, March 11, 2016

    Import competition slows domestic soybean use.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2017

    OCS-17C, March 13, 2017

    The March 2017 Oil Crops Outlook analyzes the major changes in the world market for oilseeds and oilseed products.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: March 2018

    OCS-18c, March 12, 2018

    Season-ending soybean stocks are seen higher.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: May 2012

    OCS-12E, May 17, 2012

    Using a long-term yield trend of 43.9 bushels per acre and an estimated harvested area of 73 million acres, the U.S. soybean crop for 2012 is projected up 5 percent to 3.205 billion bushels. Fast early shipments are forecast to raise U.S. soybean exports for 2012/13 to a record 1.505 billion bushels. Season-ending soybean stocks are projected at 145 million bushels-near an all-time low as a percentage of total use. Another record high could be set in 2012/13 for the U.S. soybean farm price at $12 to $14 per bushel.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: May 2013

    OCS-13E, May 14, 2013

    Oilseed Production Gains for 2013/14 Could Outpace Global Consumption.