The soybean is a commodity powerhouse for the U.S., but it’s not the only commodity out there. See how U.S. commodities stack up here at home and abroad.
Global soy stronghold
U.S. soy is a strong competitor in the global marketplace – a position Illinois contributes to as the No. 1 soybean-producing state in the country. Brazil and the U.S. dominate the soybean market. As Brazil’s production and supply levels increase, it could make exports more competitive. The soy crushing industry is more developed in the U.S., providing advantages in supplying soy products to the world.
As the top U.S. agricultural export, soy significantly contributes to our local economy – providing end products used right here and around the globe. Curious about some of those products, and where they end up? Explore the bean breakdown.