Contributors

Laura Temple

Ag Communicator
Illinois

Water

Irrigation Innovation — Emerging Technologies can Improve Water Use Efficiency

Laura TempleAug 21, 2019

Crops are thirsty. They use water to take in nutrients and facilitate processes to grow, flower and yield. And they are finicky. Each crop demands…

Precision Agriculture

Precision Technology Advances Soy Sustainability

Laura TempleSep 18, 2018

In any production system, precision leads to efficiency and quality. For soybean production, precision also leads to sustainability. “We strive for every drop of water…

Energy

Soy Sustainability: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Laura TempleSep 18, 2018

Both modern industrial activities and natural systems release greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Through efficiency gains and improved soil management practices, farmers play a…

Sustainability

Soy Checkoff Sustainability Investments Pay Off

Laura TempleSep 11, 2018

Soy contributes to countless food, feed and fuel products. From high-protein animal feed and cleaner-burning biodiesel to versatile vegetable oil and soy lecithin, soy delivers…

Sustainability

Soy Sustainability: Managing Water Use and Quality

Laura TempleSep 11, 2018

For soybean farmers, water management encompasses much more than droughts and floods that make headlines. “We only have a certain amount of fresh water available,”…

Land Use Impact

Soy Sustainability: Using Land Wisely

Laura TempleSep 11, 2018

The fields covering rural America may appear monotonous from the air or highway. But farmers have a much different perspective. “Land is the most permanent…