This guide will provide the buyer of U.S. soybeans and soybean products with the tools needed to reach an educated and knowledgeable conclusion when making their buying decisions.
Chapter 1: The Soybean, Its History, and Its Opportunities
Soybeans…The Miracle Crop
Production and Processing Cycle of the Soybean
Soybean Products and Their Uses
Advantages of U.S. Soybeans
Chapter 2: Quality Standards for U.S. Soybeans and Soy Products
Grading Standards for Soybeans
Weighing and Inspection Procedures
Quality Determination for Soybean Meal and Oil
Impact of Quality and End Results
Chapter 3: Procuring U.S. Soybeans and Products
Finding a supplier
Negotiating a Purchase
Standard Contract Forms
Financing a Purchase of U.S. Soybeans
Chapter 4: Transporting U.S. Soybeans to Export Markets
Methods of Shipment
Chapter 5: Managing the Risks
Explanation of Codes and Symbols
Reading Commodity Futures Price Tables
An Explanation of Soybean Crush Margin
Metric Conversion Guide
Chapter 6: Biotechnology, IP Soybeans, Soyfood and Industrial Uses
Identity Preserved Soybeans
Industrial Uses of Soybeans
Appendix I: American Soybean Association-International Marketing Overseas Offices
Research is needed to advance the fish feeds sector in the United States and the world by increasing the cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability of the aquafeeds used during the growout stages. This project addresses the need to develop practical diets for Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), using combinations of various soy protein products at different ages in order to formulate cost-effective and environmentally-friendly diets.
The proposed goal is to maximize fish meal replacement for Florida Pompano, Trachinotus carolinus, at different ages in order to optimize the soy-based products in aquaculture feeds. The use of protein sources such as standard soybean meal, soy protein concentrate and soy by selective breeding program could greatly improve the profitability and appeal of the industry. In essence, the main objective was to conduct scientific experiments with practical application aimed at improving the ecological and economic efficiency of feeds for the Florida pompano and eventually for other commercially important species as well. The present proposal represented the second research phase of a study financed by United Soybean Board (USB) in 2012.
Florida pompano is a truly euryhaline species of high market value and demand. With the recent interest in developing aquaculture of high-value carnivorous species, production costs are a primary concern since carnivorous fish require greater amounts of protein and fishmeal represents the primary protein source in feeds formulations. Lack of adequate feeds for the growout of pompano remains a serious bottleneck preventing pompano aquaculture expansion to commercial scale. No basic or applied research has been conducted to develop ecologically and economically efficient diets for larger size pompano, at the later stages of the growout period, when the vast majority of the feeds are used. We proposed to conduct innovative scientific research to address and resolve this problem.