Overview

Processed soybeans are the world's largest source of animal protein feed and the second largest source of vegetable oil. The United States is the leading soybean producer and exporter. Soybeans comprise about 90 percent of U.S. oilseed production, while other oilseeds—including peanuts, sunflowerseed, canola, and flax—make up the remainder. ERS provides analysis and data that include:

  • Current and historical data on oilseed production, uses, farm-level prices, and trade.
  • Monthly market outlook reports on oilseed supply, output, prices, and trade, including market prospects in major trading countries.
  • Analyses of domestic and global developments that affect the oilseed market, including supply and demand, production practices, and commodity and trade policy.