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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…
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…
Sustainability is a key differentiator for the U.S. soy industry. During the 2020 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Show, Janjoris Van Diepen of Blonk Consultants and Jennifer Garrett of JG Consulting Services provided information on the carbon footprint of U.S. Soy and mapping U.S. Soy to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
U.S. soybean farmers understand the importance of sustainable farming to protect valuable environmental resources. By doing so, they preserve and protect their farming operation for the next generation. The vast majority of U.S. soybean farmers follow the conservation regulations and farming practices outlined in the U.S. Soybean Sustainability Protocol, or SSAP. But, simply put, what…
Soybean farmers Reggie Strickland, Chuck Prellwitz and Kevin Wilson discuss why sustainable farming methods such as maintaining soil fertility and protecting water quality are so important to their operations and how they translate to benefits for their customers.
Soybean farmers across the U.S. are actively working to improve their sustainability.
From salad dressings to snack foods, more than 85% of U.S. soybeans are consumed in markets outside the U.S. and emerging and developed markets such as China and Europe are looking for sustainable choices. Work by the United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council helps connect those customers with U.S. soybeans.
Barges on U.S. inland waterways contribute to the sustainability of U.S. soybeans.
The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP), supported by the soy checkoff, verifies the sustainability of soybeans and soy products from the U.S.
Sustainability in agriculture is spearheading to the top of the priority list, and the industry has the greatest leaders running the show — U.S. soybean farmers.