Biotechnology
Biotechnology

One Step Closer to a Higher Stearate Soybean Oil

Lisa M. BalbesJan 5, 2021

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Botany describes the discovery of new alleles that could lead to soybean varieties with higher stearate levels in the oil and good agronomics.  …

Biotechnology

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…

Biotechnology

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.

Biotechnology

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,…

Biotechnology

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…

Biotechnology

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…