Contributors

Derek Haigwood

U.S. Soybean Farmer
Arkansas

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.

Soil Health

What is Sustainability?

Derek HaigwoodDec 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…

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…

Exports

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…

Sustainability

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…

Production

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…