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After harvest, soybean farmers have several options to where their beans go next: on-farm storage, a country elevator, a container yard, a barge terminal, a shuttle elevator or a soybean processor. This makes transportation ever more important to our state.
Compared to other states, Indiana ranks 3rd in soybean processing and 4th in soybean production.
Of the 238 million bushels produced in 2011, 208 million bushels were crushed into oil and meal for use for livestock feed, biodiesel, industrial uses, and human consumption; 7 million bushels were used for seed; and 23 million bushels were shipped for out-of-state use.
Of the 51 million bushels shipped out of state, 65% were shipped by rail and 34% were shipped by barge with the major destination being the port of New Orleans.
2011 Indiana Soybean Markets
Source: Informa Economics
For Indiana soybean production facts visit the Production and Research Facts.