There have been reports of Brazilian soybeans being imported into the United States over the past couple weeks. United Soybean Board Market Intelligence Vice President Mac Marshall says this isn’t a common occurrence, but it does happen. “We had it happen about two years ago when there was really aggressive early selling in the United States and we had very very tight availability here.” In the Northern Crops Institute podcast, Marshall said the spread between U.S.-origin beans and Brazilian beans is about $2 per bushel. “If I’m an end-user, I’m also thinking about what’s the trade-off in quality that I’m getting here.”
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