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  • Oil Crops Outlook: May 2017

    OCS-17E, May 12, 2017

    Surplus of U.S. soybean stocks may grow in 2017/18.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: November 2012

    OCS-12K, November 13, 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: November 2013

    OCS-13K, November 13, 2013

    U.S. Soybean Exports Forecast Boosted by Strong Sales, Improved Crop.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: November 2014

    OCS-14K, November 13, 2014

    Robust soybean meal exports propel strong domestic use of soybeans.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: November 2016

    OCS-16K, November 14, 2016

    Modest Pace for U.S. Export Sales of Soybean Meal Tempers Crushing Gains.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: November 2017

    OCS-17K, November 14, 2017

    Export competition suppresses expansion of U.S. soybean sales.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: October 2012

    OCS-12J, October 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: October 2014

    OCS-14J, October 15, 2014

    Soybean prices depressed by historically high supply.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: October 2015

    OCS-15J, October 14, 2015

    Lower soybean carryover and production trims 2015/16 ending stocks outlook.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: October 2016

    OCS-16J, October 14, 2016

    U.S. Soybean Exports To Get a Boost from Record Harvest

  • Oil Crops Outlook: October 2017

    OCS-17j, October 16, 2017

    Soybean Supplies for 2017/18 are Curtailed by Lower Carryover Stocks

  • Oil Crops Outlook: September 2012

    OCS-12I, September 13, 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: September 2013

    OCS-13I, September 16, 2013

    Each month,the Oil Crops Outlook analyzes the major changes and events in the world market for oilseeds and oilseed products.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: September 2014

    OCS-14I, September 15, 2014

    Record soybean yields to raise season-ending stocks to 8-year high.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: September 2015

    OCS-15I, September 15, 2015

    Lower U.S. beginning stocks of soybeans offsets higher crop.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: September 2016

    OCS-16I, September 14, 2016

    Record U.S. soybean use may not keep pace with big production gains.

  • Oilseeds: Background for 1995 Farm Legislation

    AER-715, May 01, 1995

    This report address considerations in the 1995 farm bill debate for oilseeds, including market conditions, policy proposals, trade agreements, and the interactions between policy and markets for selected commodities. International trade agreements and greater acreage flexibility have improved the outlook for U.S. oilseed production and trade. Issues for 1995 farm legislation that will affect oilseeds will include: setting marketing loans and loan rates; determining payment acres for program crops; extension of acreage-idling policies; resumption of the Export Enhancement Program for vegetable oils; continued funding for the Conservation Reserve Program and other land use policies; and revenue assurance.

  • On the Doorstep of the Information Age: Recent Adoption of Precision Agriculture

    EIB-80, August 24, 2011

    The adoption of precision agriculture, which encompasses a suite of farm-level information technologies, can improve the efficiency of input use and reduce environmental harm from the overapplication of inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. Still, the adoption of precision agricultural technologies and practices has been less rapid than envisioned a decade ago. Using Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) data collected over the past 10 years, this report examines trends in the adoption of four key information technologies-yield monitors, variable-rate application technologies, guidance systems, and GPS maps-in the production of major field crops. While yield monitoring is now used on over 40 percent of U.S. grain crop acres, very few producers have adopted GPS maps or variable-rate input application technologies.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade

    AES-81, February 20, 2014

    The February 2014 quarterly USDA forecasts for agricultural trade in the United States in FY 2014 are presented and discussed in this report.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade

    AES-80, December 02, 2013

    U.S. agricultural exports to fall 3 percent in fiscal 2014. Imports to rise 5 percent to record high.