Derek Haigwood

U.S. Soybean Farmer

Derek Haigwood farms soybeans, rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, wheat and sesame seeds with his wife, Shannon, on their farm in Newport, Arkansas. They have two sons. Derek is a director for the United Soybean Board and currently serves as chairman of the U.S. Soybean Export Council.

Family farms

U.S. Soybeans: More than a Commodity, A Commitment

Derek HaigwoodOct 1, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers are sustainable by nature; it's what allows them to preserve and pass their land down from generation to generation. No matter where…

Cover Crops

Cover Crops Help U.S. Soybean Farmers Preserve Their Land

Derek HaigwoodSep 21, 2018

Cover crops are one production practice that not only make U.S. soybean farmers more sustainable, but also help fertilize crops with organic matter and prevent…


Farming is “A Family Affair” for USSEC Chairman

Derek HaigwoodSep 16, 2018

Farming is a family affair on the Haigwood family farm in Jackson County, Arkansas, and Derek Haigwood calls the farmland "his greatest resource." He's not…


Sustainable Ag is a Family Tradition on Arkansas Farm

Derek HaigwoodSep 5, 2018

Derek Haigwood is grateful to be reaping the benefits of practices his forefathers put into place 50 years ago. This family tradition is one he…


Consistency is Key on Arkansas Soybean Farm

Derek HaigwoodSep 2, 2018

Arkansas soybean farmer, Derek Haigwood, strives to produce soy that is consistent in both quality and yields. It stands to reason that if field conditions…

Our Farms

Update from the Field

Derek HaigwoodJul 12, 2018

USSEC Chairman Gives Updates Throughout the Season, Part Two: Management Derek farms soybeans, rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum and wheat with his wife, Shannon on…