Biotechnology
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Soybean Farmers Benefit from Nobel Prize-Winning Research

Lisa M. BalbesOct 15, 2020

Last week, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany) and Jennifer A. Doudna (University of…

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From the Lab to the Farm: How Gene Editing Is Done

McKenna DosierSep 29, 2020

The soy checkoff initiated research to identify how advancements in gene editing can help farmers produce a better crop.

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New USB-FFAR Partnership Boosts Protein in Soybeans

USB Staff WriterFeb 7, 2020

A $3.2 million investment between the United Soybean Board and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is enhancing the U.S. soy industry’s competitive advantage,…

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Weather Reinforces Value of Genetics and Technology

USSEC Staff WriterJan 25, 2020

For U.S. farmers, 2019 was filled with challenging growing conditions. But despite heavy rains, floods, late planting and early winter storms, the U.S. soybean and…

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Plant Engineering Research Breakthrough Could Boost Productivity

USSEC Staff WriterDec 22, 2019

Photosynthesis research from the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service has been gaining global attention. The work of Realizing Increased…

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The Benefits of Biotech

American Soybean AssociationOct 5, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) Director Keith Kemp discusses producing more with less using biotechnology. Biotechnology allows U.S. Soy farmers to reduce the amount of water…

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Checkoff-funded Research Scientists Finding Solutions to SCN Resistance

SCN CoalitionSep 21, 2019

Because nematodes are a constantly evolving pest, the North Central Soybean Research Program and the United Soybean Board have joined forces on a National Soybean…

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Six Essential Plant Breeding Questions Answered

Jen Del CarmenSep 12, 2019

Farmers rely on tools like plant breeding innovation to maintain U.S. soy’s global competitive edge, keep up with demand for sustainable soy and meet the…

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The Future is Now for CRISPR Technology

Allison ArpAug 7, 2019

By now the majority of the farming community has heard of CRISPR, the latest gene editing technology expected to save researchers and farmers time, money…

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Healthy Eating in 60 Seconds

USB Staff WriterJun 7, 2019

See all the ways U.S. Soy just might be the perfect food source now and into the future.  

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Preserving the Planet in 60 Seconds

USB Staff WriterJun 4, 2019

Find out all the ways over 500,000 farmers are making U.S. Soy synonymous with sustainability.  

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Meet the People in 60 Seconds

USB Staff WriterMay 31, 2019

Check out how hundreds of thousands of U.S. soybean farmers work together to feed an ever-growing world.  

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Smart Farming in 60 Seconds

USB Staff WriterMay 28, 2019

Old MacDonald has a drone. See how U.S. soybean farmers use high tech to feed the world sustainably.    

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Soybeans in 60 Seconds

USSEC Staff WriterMay 25, 2019

Think you know soybeans? Think again. It turns out, you depend on U.S. Soy all day, every day.  

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Feeding the World in 60 Seconds

USB Staff WriterMay 22, 2019

See how U.S. soybean farmers invest in research to feed the world sustainably.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt0hmJnol7o

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China Gives Greenlight to Genetically Modified U.S. Soybean Varieties

Rob HatchettJan 9, 2019

According to an announcement made on China’s agriculture ministry’s website, five new varieties of genetically modified (GM) seeds have been approved for shipment to China…

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Innovative Research Helps Define U.S. Soy

Pedro RochaOct 29, 2018

Dr. Pedro Rocha of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) says that innovation in soybeans is one of the best examples of applied…

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U.S. Soy Farmers Talk Facts about Genetic Engineering

Nebraska Soybean BoardSep 28, 2018

In this video, Nebraska soybean farmers talk about how they safely grow genetically engineered crops. GE crops help growers to reduce their use of water,…

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Why Gene Editing is the Next Food Revolution

National GeographicSep 7, 2018

Global magazine highlights a still largely untapped innovation with great potential for the U.S. Soy industry National Geographic recently profiled gene editing, a scientific breakthrough…

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Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming

Julie ChaoAug 12, 2018

There’s a farm in Arkansas growing soybeans, corn, and rice that is aiming to be the most scientifically advanced farm in the world. Soil samples…

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USSEC CEO, U.S. Soy Farmers, Talk Importance of Biotechnology During China Mission Trip

Rosalind LeeckMay 6, 2018

Representatives from U.S. soybean-farmer-led organizations joined their counterparts from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Canada to discuss the benefits of biotechnology with Chinese stakeholders during…

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The Future is Now for CRISPR Technology

Allison ArpApr 23, 2018

By now the majority of the farming community has heard of CRISPR, the latest gene editing technology expected to save researchers and farmers time, money…

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The Miracle Bean

Logan JacksonApr 9, 2018

Scientists develop additional soybean reference genomes When the Human Genome Project began in 1990, the goal was to sequence and map all of the genes that…

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The Surprising Link Between GMOs and the Chesapeake Bay

Susanne ZilberfarbDec 29, 2017

The U.S. soy industry benefits when it promotes methods of innovation and sustainability, and the soy checkoff works to identify and address market access issues…

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U.S. Soybean Farmer: I am Dedicated to Strong, Healthy Soil

Jen Del CarmenNov 30, 2017

Wisconsin farmer Nancy Kavazanjian spoke to participants at European Biotech Week in September 2017. She shared that innovation is an important tool in her agricultural…

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U.S. Soy Takes Note of CRISPR Technology

Jen Del CarmenAug 2, 2017

The U.S. Soy industry works to make farmers aware of technologies that help promote sustainability and innovation. Likewise, the soy checkoff invests in technological advances…

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Biotech innovation good for the U.S. economy  

USB Staff WriterJun 9, 2017

  Careers in the biotechnology sector are at the forefront of job creation and growth. In the U.S., bioscience firms employ 1.66 million people across…

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MARK LYNAS, 2015 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 11, 2017

Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas changed his view of GMOs when he was writing about climate change and realized that his stance on that subject…

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Bill Nye Saves the World – And Examines the Safety and Sustainability of GMOs

Julie KenneyApr 26, 2017

I heard a stat the other day that most Americans are two to three generations removed from a farm. So when most people walk through…

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Regulatory delays have real costs to soy value chain, consumers

USB Staff WriterFeb 17, 2017

With the population expected to reach 9.1 billion people by 2050, agriculture needs access to new tools and technologies to meet the needs of a…

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Soy-producing countries join forces to address global market access issues

USB Staff WriterFeb 15, 2017

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, the United States and Uruguay are the top world producers of soy. The countries are fierce competitors for market share and…

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Arm Yourself with the Truth about Biotech

USB Staff WriterFeb 15, 2017

Biotech crops have been on the market for more than 20 years, yet they remain a hot topic and continue to raise questions about what…

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Family Ties Help Bind

USB Staff WriterJun 24, 2015

U.S. farming families show European farming families the benefits of biotech More often than not, a good answer to a questions comes down to telling…

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Farm Moms Connect with Chinese Moms, Dispel Biotech Myths

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 2, 2015

Moms all have the same concerns for their families, and many of them center around providing healthy meals. All women want to be assured that…

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Health benefits of biotechnology

Lisa Katic, RD, CSWSep 8, 2014

What benefits do biotechnology enhanced soybeans provide to human health and environmental sustainability?

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100+ Years of Change

USSEC Staff WriterJun 16, 2014

As farmers who’ve lived on and farmed the same property for over a hundred years, the Hayes family knows more than just a little bit…