Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Soybean Farming industry experienced strong growth over the five years to 2013, mainly due to the crop's status as a major input for biofuel. The Renewable Fuels Regulations of 2010 allowed Canada to use soybeans as a renewable energy source to make biodiesel. Through the next five years, domestic and international government mandates for renewable fuel will keep soybean prices above historical levels for the five-year period. Also, demand from emerging nations like China will keep exports high, expanding another revenue stream for the Soybean Farming industry. Strengthening overseas competition is anticipated to keep revenue volatile, though... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Soybean Farming industry is overwhelmingly characterized by family owned individual farms. In most cases, soybean producers operate as partnerships and sole proprietors rather than corporations. Furthermore, the industry remains largely fragmented due to a low level of consolidation.
Nevertheless, there has been a long-term trend toward fewer farms across the agricultural sector, and this trend applies to soybean farming as well. It 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, leading to fewer farms that are larger in size than before... purchase to read more