Derek Haigwood

U.S. Soybean Farmer


Derek is an Arkansas soybean farmer currently serving as USSEC chairman.


What is Sustainability?

Derek Haigwood|Dec 25, 2018

Today’s consumers care where their food comes from. This inspires U.S. soybean farmers like Derek Haigwood, who strives to be a good steward of his…

Ground Work

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

Derek Haigwood|Oct 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 Help U.S. Soybean Farmers Preserve Their Land

Derek Haigwood|Sep 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 Haigwood|Sep 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 Haigwood|Sep 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 Haigwood|Sep 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…

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Update from the Field

Derek Haigwood|Jul 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…


Update from the Field

Derek Haigwood|May 22, 2018

USSEC Chairman Gives Updates throughout the Season. Part One: Planting Derek farms soybeans, rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum and wheat with his wife, Shannon, on…

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New USSEC Chairman Wants International Buyers to Know About U.S. Soybean Farmers’ Commitment to Sustainability

Derek Haigwood|Apr 23, 2018

Derek Haigwood Embraces Legacy of Farming, Innovation and Sustainability Derek Haigwood, the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) new chairman, dreams of one day turning over…

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Derek Haigwood, Testimonial

Derek Haigwood|Feb 16, 2017

USSEC and United Soybean Board director Derek Haigwood of Newport, Arkansas, talks about the importance of being a good steward of the land.