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Ralph Lott

U.S. Soybean Farmer
New York

Ralph Lott II grows soybeans and corn, along with a cow operation for freezer trade and restaurants, on his farm in Seneca Falls, New York. He and his wife Shirley farm with their two sons, who are equal partners in Rodman Lott & Son Farms LLC. He believes the U.S. soybean industry should focus on maintaining export market share and developing soybean customers’ wants and needs. He also believes that worldwide demand from animal agriculture has a positive outlook for the industry.

Demand

U.S. Soybean Farmers Have an Unprecedented Leadership Role for Global Food Security

Ralph LottJun 21, 2022

2022 marks my family’s 70th year of growing soybeans, which means we all know our distinct roles very well. Tuning up machinery, clearing rocks out…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Harvest Finishing Early in New York State

Ralph LottNov 24, 2021

It has been a very wet fall in our area of the U.S. northeast. And, the cooler temperatures and shorter days that come with this…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: New York State Soybean Harvest Going Smoothly

Ralph LottOct 26, 2021

  My family is well into soybean harvest, and so far yields have been above average. With about three-fourths of the soybeans in our storage…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Planting Cover Crops into New York State Soybeans

Ralph LottSep 23, 2021

Our crops are maturing quickly. We had several days with a little rain through the first half of September. Then we had a few warm,…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Growing Soybeans and Markets in New York State

Ralph LottAug 31, 2021

Our crops continue to look good. The weather in our area of the U.S. Northeast has been dry, but our soybeans and corn haven’t been…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Soybeans Thriving in New York State

Ralph LottJul 30, 2021

Our crops are looking good. Although the weather has been dry, we have consistently been getting enough rain to help the crops grow. So far,…