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U.S. Soy Farmer’s Sustainability Practices Focus on Soil Quality, Erosion Control

Posted by Jack Cornell

Soil health is top of mind for U.S. Soy farmer Kenny Brinker, who grows soybeans and corn in Auxvasse, Missouri. Brinker’s farrow to finish hog operation complements his soy/corn crop rotation. When Brinker purchased his 1630-acre (660-hectare) farm in 1994, the soil quality was so poor that the pH was in the 4.5 to 5…

Sustainability Matters to Buyers, Says U.S. Soy Grower Leader

Posted by Jen Del Carmen

Iowa farmer and United Soybean Board director Tom Oswald was recently featured on Siouxland News’ Proud to Be a Hometown Farmer series. Oswald spoke about the importance of U.S. Soy farmers’ sustainability practices to international customers and how growers such as himself incorporate such methods on their farms. Oswald’s sustainability practices have earned him the…

U.S. Soy Sustainability Overview Year 2021

Posted by USB Staff Writer

United States soybean farmers grow and develop sustainable soy-based solutions to address some of today’s biggest societal challenges – producing feed, food and fuel for a growing population and preserving the planet and its resources for future generations. Every member of the U.S. Soy value chain has a role to play in creating a healthier,…

Soy Checkoff Releases 2021 Sustainability Overview Report

Posted by Paul Murphy-Spooner

Summary highlights how U.S. soybean farmers’ commitment to continuous improvement strengthens land conservation, preservation of water and other natural resources vital to sustainable production of U.S. soybeans. The soy checkoff released its inaugural U.S. Soy Sustainability Overview which outlines key environmental achievements made by U.S. soybean farmers. Their ongoing commitments will help optimize their efforts to continue…

Prioritizing Sustainability, Innovation and Nutrition: U.S. Women Farmers Talk Commitment to U.S. Soy

Posted by Linda Funk

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 and U.S. National Agriculture Day on March 22, the U.S. Soy industry showcases two U.S. women farmers who grow food-grade soybeans.   In my role as executive director of The Soyfoods Council and a longtime advocate of sustainable U.S Soy, I recently spoke with Maryland farmer Jennie Schmidt and Wisconsin farmer Nancy…

Sustainability in Agribusiness: Power in Partnership

Posted by Brandelyn Twellman

Sustainability rises among agribusiness trends. The U.S. Soybean Export Council enables companies to advance these initiatives. For generations, farmers have prioritized sustainability. What’s new: the value of on-farm sustainable practices for companies and end-users. Sustainability has evolved and today is a strategic management approach that enables companies to thrive in competitive markets, and U.S. Soy…

U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) Secures FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 Certification

Posted by Chris Samuel

Soy customers and consumers in Europe and around the world have made it clear: sustainable, responsible production matters. U.S. Soy created the Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) in 2013 to prove its commitment to delivering on this growing customer priority, and the program continues to rack up third-party certifications and recognition today. The latest critical certification…

Soy Suite May 2021: Talking About U.S. Soy’s Sustainability and Nutrition

Posted by Jen Del Carmen

Rabobank Executive Board Member Berry Marttin joined U.S. Soybean Export Council CEO Jim Sutter in the Soy Suite, a series of live conversations with global experts on trends shaping the food and agriculture sector, as well as soy - on May 18. During their wide-ranging conversation, Marttin and Sutter discussed nutrition and GHG emissions, carbon…

Ground Work 2021: Spring Preparation and Sustainability in Michigan

Posted by Laurie Isley

The unseasonably warm, dry March in our area of Michigan, in the eastern United States midwest, has us anxious to start planting, but it still will be nearly a month before planting really gets underway. We would like to get some rain so that the soil has more moisture. While we wait, we have been…

Cargill executive sheds light on markets, sustainability efforts

Posted by Bethany Baratta

In January, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) opened its doors to the Soy Suite, where USSEC CEO Jim Sutter discusses industry developments that impact the future of global food. Leaders keep a watchful eye on happenings around the world, from macro-economics to peripheral businesses and supply chains. They learn from other leaders, and the Soy-Suite is one place such discussions…